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Carrickfergus Castle

Marine Highway, Carrickfergus BT38 7BG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9335 1273
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Due to the military impenetrability of this castle the town of Carrickfergus long thrived even when surrounding villages suffered defeats.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Marine Highway, Carrickfergus BT38 7BG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9335 1273
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pensioner rates drew us back to visit the castle after some years had passed and it really was lovely to refresh the grey matter on our last visit. This 800 year old Norman Castle is a must to visit in order to absorb the history...More

Thank Nigel M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though this castle and the surrounding area are a little off the beaten path, this is well worth a visit. I was here on a Monday morning in mid-November (very off-season, I know) and there was me, a few other people, and a school...More

Thank Emily R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best castle in Ireland on the shores of the Belfast Lough. Well maintained and carefully manicured.

Thank David L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't sure I would actually enter the castle, but I decided to at the last minute. I am glad I did. Not only is the castle well maintained and accurately restored, it is also a museum that gives a comprehensive background on the castle...More

Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a walk around with my new wife when we were in Ireland for our honeymoon. This castle has some amazing history!

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

carrickfergus castle ,one of the oldest castle in Ireland to still be standing and many people can visit ,kids love the old statures and the big gun ,its well worth a visit ,Sadie r .

Thank 323sadie1
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I come from Wales. I like castles. This is very much like some of the castles in Wales. I felt at home. Lots of information about people that had lived there. We were brought here on one of those Games of Thrones tours. It was...More

Thank kehk
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Carrickfergus is a stunning medieval castle situated on a rocky promontory. It's been very well maintained and repaired and is quite extensive with lots of different rooms and walls and areas to explore. Information about the castle's history and infrastructure is well presented and there...More

Thank Alipeeps
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Nice little museum / castle has lots of information about the history of the building and the top most floor (past King John's toilet) looks set up to accommodate school groups and kids as there is plenty to occupy them while the grown ups read...More

Thank WellingboroughFamily
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This is a fully restored castle with a large tower house and complete set of buildings inside a fortified wall. It is a bit like a fort with large cannons and military buildings. The tower house is fully restored on all levels and provides a...More

Thank gbmontreal
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Response from June b | Reviewed this property |
It's about 5 pounds per person and is open every day
23 December 2015|
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Response from mammio | Reviewed this property |
About Information Directions Facilities Prices: Adult - £5.00, Child (age 4 - 16) - £3.00 Senior Citizen - £3.00 Student and Benefit Claimants (ID required) - £3.00 Child under 4 - Free Family (up to 5 members... More
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Response from Andrea L | Reviewed this property |
I can also highly recommend the Ulster folk museum mentioned above but make sure you give enough time.... it's massive but we'll worth it. A really good day out for all.