Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland
Nothing says "I feel safe" like a 66 foot or 20 meter stroll across a rope bridge 98 feet or 30 meters above jagged rocks below. The Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge is one of Northern Ireland's famed tourist attractions, with tourists trekking across the unstable stretch of rope and wood just for the sake of being able to say they did so. The bridge links Ballintoy with the small island of Carrickarede and, though sturdy, it does give its passengers quite the fright as it sways over sure death below. The rope bridge wasn't always so put together. In the 1970s, it was little more than one handrail and spacious slats of wood.