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Carrickfergus Castle

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Address: Marine Highway, Carrickfergus BT38 7BG, Northern Ireland
Phone Number:
+44 28 9335 1273
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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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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Well worth a visit. Superb seafront location in Carrickfergus.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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gottaluvflying
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Thank DvTuyll
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Castle was very interesting the bit l saw . not great for people who's disable good history tho . Did enjoy it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a place that was not on our list, but we happened to stumble upon, we were very impressed. We enjoyed the tour and learning about this particular castle and general area history. The views were also great. I would definitely recommend it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We took a taxi from our hotel to visit this historic site. Initially I was underwhelmed due to how small the castle appeared upon arrival. We actually spent a good half hour to an hour touring and learning the history. The views from the top of the keep were fantastic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Great tour by Jackie. She was funny and informative and kept everyone engaged. We brought German and English friends who loved it too. Would recommend a visit anytime.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This Castle is very well refurbished and well organized for visitors. Day trips available from Belfast City also, but we arrived from north via Antrim Coast Route and stopped for couple of hours. You just buy tickets (5£) and can wander around outside & inside. Ancient History from 1200 are easy to read & understand. Amazing that so many countries... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Brilliant place to visit for all the family. Children there today all appeared to be having great fun and I am sure all others would as well. Well maintained and easy access to most parts - many stairs as one would expect but that should not deter most people finding access to the majority of the castle. Would certainly recommend... More 

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