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Small section of Gobbins path out of action due to rockslide

By Mark Bain

Part of the troubled Gobbins coastal pathway has again been closed to the public following a rockslide at the east Antrim attraction.

It's only two months since it re-opened after extensive repair work at a cost of £2m, which brought the total cost of the pathway to £9.5m. The landmark near Larne had previously been accessible to visitors for only eight of the 32 months since it reopened in August 2015.

A spokesman for Mid and East Antrim Borough Council said: "An issue was identified midway through June, and as the health and safety of visitors and our staff is paramount, a small section towards the end of the coastal path has been temporarily closed until monitoring of the area is complete. We expect this will be resolved within two weeks.

"In the meantime, our visitors are also being taken to the attraction's viewing platform to enjoy the area's breathtaking views.

"Our teams have ensured minimal disruption to tours, which are every 30 minutes, in order to meet continued phenomenal demand."

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