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Carrickfergus Castle

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Address: Marine Highway, Carrickfergus BT38 7BG, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9335 1273
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Due to the military impenetrability of this castle the town of...

Due to the military impenetrability of this castle the town of Carrickfergus long thrived even when surrounding villages suffered defeats.

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Carrickfergus castle

Kids love going round this Castle even though they've did it about 3 times ☺ they is lovely views from all sides of the castle plus a lot of information about the history of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Kids love going round this Castle even though they've did it about 3 times ☺ they is lovely views from all sides of the castle plus a lot of information about the history of the castle

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Larne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was born in town and every so often return to visit with visitors . I am always pleased and proud to show off this piece of history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great excursion lots to see full of history bring your camera 🎥 go right to the top A fun day out with friends

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in Carrickfergus you should stop by this attraction, the 800 year old Castle entrance is £5 per adult and although it is mainly walls the views are quite impressive from some of them. The castle also houses historical displays as well as cannons from the 17th to the 19th centuries. In addition there is a small gift shop and... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Havent been here in years, was very enjoyable and staff were friendly. Found out a lot of stuff on how life would have been at the castle. This would not be for anyone with walking issues due to the many steps. Definitely worth a visit. Go to the central bar for a drink after!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Dont bother yourself boring carrick boring nobody speaks to you they dont like outsiders very insular,needs a population transplant

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is not too far from our home and when in Carrickfergus we like to go for a walk along the shoreline that the castle is located close to. Carrickfergus Castle is a Norman castle situated in the on the northern shore of Belfast Lough. Besieged in turn by the Scots, Irish, English and French, the castle played an important... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Visit with family. Must see attraction. Well preserve and real value for money with full of history. Dedicated guided tours available during the day, included in the admission price. Good place to see and to learn the history and to see how it looks like centuries ago.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Carrickfergus castle was the highlight of our trip to NI 4 years ago when our boys then 5 and 7 years talked about it until we went back again this year. It didn't disappoint, Now older they enjoyed it even more and the recent additions (new education centre) to the intrepretation of the story made it even better. It is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

The children's room is the most fun. You get to play dress up, work puzzles, and play really fun games. The castle itself is impressive and situated in a gorgeous location.

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