New Gobbins path will boost Tourism

23 08 2015

MA Gobbins

SDLP Causeway, Coast and Glens Councillor Margaret Anne McKillop has today welcomed the completion of the Gobbins path project and the benefits it will bring to tourism in Antrim and to Northern Ireland as a whole.

Speaking after attending the launch of the paths, Ms McKillop said:

“This path will undoubtedly become a major tourist attraction that will not only benefit the locality of county Antrim, but the North as a whole as it attracts tourists from all over the world.

“This redevelopment of what is an historical coastal path alongside the development of a new on-site visitors centre is a significant investment that has taken a long time to reach completion. In the long term, given that it has the potential to attract 70,000 visitors per year, it will repay this effort.

“I believe the Gobbins path will help to ensure that holidaymakers to the Causeway Coast may stay an extra night and add an extra stop to their visit.  In this way the path will not only become a substantial attraction in its own right but will enhance the overall Tourism package in East Antrim by boosting figures in the Glens and at the Giant’s Causeway.”