Carrick-a-Rede & Larrybane Quarry (serial name: Renly Baratheon’s Camp)
The Carrick-a-Rede is a famous Rope Bridge in Northern Ireland, it’s just a walk away from the Ballintoy Harbour, so you are hitting two locations in one stone. Though the bridge itself isn’t part of any filming locations, the nearby Larrybane Quarry is the site of Renly Baratheon’s Camp of course before he got killed by the Shadow Prince but there Margaery and Renly watch Brienne of Tarth fight Ser Loras Tyrell what i showed on my video.
Protected by Sheep Island and a shallow reef, the bay of Larrybane is one of the most sheltered locations along the north coast – During the early part of this century a trawler named the ‘George’ on its way back from the Icelandic fishing grounds and bound for Fleetwood rounded Sheep Island in dense fog, ran aground on the reef and sank – local stories still tell of the Captain mistaking the island for Bull Point on Rathlin Island.
This tiny island with the bridge It’s known as Carrick-a-Rede, which is an ancient Irish term meaning ”rock in the road.” Whose road could possibly be going through this rocky outlet that connects the sea to the rivers Bann and Bush. Carrick-a-Rede represented a major obstacle right in the middle of salmon spawning routes, which may have been irritating to them, but provided a great opportunity for salmon fishermen. But how would these anglers get to Carrick-a-Rede and all the salmon swarming around it? They’d need a bridge. The Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is a testament to the lengths fishermen of the past would go to in order to find that perfect spot. One salmon’s rock in the road is another angler’s key to success. paid at all.”
This place is absolutely breathtaking. I highly recommend a walk between Larrybane and Ballintoy.
Well worth knowing about.
- Addmision and car park is for free. You have to pay only for crossing the rope bridgeif you are gonna go.
- Price for crossing the rope bridge ( 2017 prices) (Photo in the gallery below)
- Carrick-a-Rede, from the Scottish Gaelic ‘Carraig-a-Rade’ meaning “The Rock in the Road” – an obstacle for the migrating salmon as they searched for the river in which they were born.
- The years of salmon fishing place. Not any more. In 2002 the last fish was caught at Carrick-a-Rede.
- Evidence suggests that salmon fishermen have been building basic rope bridges to Carrick-a-Rede since the 18th century. The first one we know of for sure was constructed in 1755. Efforts to revitalize the bridge began in the year 2000 when an updated rope bridge was constructed. The location became an instant tourist sensation, and that bridge was again replaced in 2004. The current bridge, the strongest of the modern rope bridges, was built in 2008.
- Bridge has been located for centuries is 66 feet (20m.) long and elevated 100 feet (30m.) over the water
- More information you can find on discovernorthernireland.com