The world-renowned Gobbins Coastal Path is welcoming large numbers of intrepid visitors
The world-renowned Gobbins Coastal Path is welcoming large numbers of intrepid visitors

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Council has welcomed a hugely positive response to the reopening of the Gobbins Coastal Path.

The world-renowned attraction reopened to the public on 01 September and now boasts the coveted ‘Good to Go’ charter mark and a host of enhanced safety and hygiene measures to ensure peace of mind for all visitors and staff.

Addressing the recent monthly Council meeting, Councillor Peter Johnston said: “I am delighted to see The Gobbins is now open and welcoming visitors back again. It is wonderful to learn large numbers of people have already booked for what is an absolutely breath-taking experience.

“The safety measures are a massive step forward for us as a Council and a borough as we work our way back to normality and promoting the wealth of tourist and visitor attractions we have to offer.”

The Mayor also congratulated the Council on the efforts made to achieve the Good to Go status.

“The Good to Go status is a huge achievement and sets the bar for safety and hygiene standards, it is a real confidence boost for everyone working there and visiting to know these measures are in place.”

As part of the new measures, all visitors to The Gobbins Coastal Path must pre-book their tour. Booking details can be found here

Full details of the revised safety measures can be found here

The Mayor extended an invitation to all elected members to take part in a tour of the popular tourist destination later this month to see the extensive new measures for themselves as well as experience what is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful and dramatic walks in Europe.

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