Gobbins to open to public on July 9

The Gobbins tubular bridge
The Gobbins tubular bridge

Mid and East Antrim Borough Councillors will be told on Monday that The Gobbins project will open to the public on July 9 2015, with an official opening date to be confirmed later in the summer.

A report due to be presented to the council’s Economic Growth and Development Committee on Monday June 15 says that by July 9 the Gobbins Visitor Centre will be open and complete.

However, the report reveals that the path will only be “90 per cent” complete.

The final suspension bridge will not be in place by the public opening date and so the report proposes that tours be terminated prior to this point.

Additionally, it states that the Cliff Top Path and associated interpretation will not be completed, but that this will not affect the opening of the cliff face path on July 9.

The estimated time for completion for this phase remains mid- August 2015.

The viewing platform will be complete by July 9.

The report also reveals that a Gobbins website is in construction and will be complete by the end of June.

The website will contain a number of sections detailing the history of the site, its flora and fauna, geology, travel information and other attractions within the area.

The website will also contain a booking and payments section allowing visitors to book their tours on line.

Read the full report in the Larne Times, on sale from June 17.