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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 good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Marine Highway, Carrickfergus BT38 7BG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9335 1273
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good tour, interesting and about the right length. Castle has lots to see and great views. Free car park nice town.

Thank Robin186299
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great view of lough, family day out. Disabled access available, weather dependent, should be free, apparently there are free days for families, NOT TODAY!!! Nice experience of 12century life

Thank Brenda O
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an unmissable attraction. It is very well maintained, presents a good deal of information very effectively and there is plenty of time in which to take it all in. I learned a great deal and would recommend it to families, couples etc. It...More

Thank Malcolm M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in late in the day didn't get into the castle but did see the grounds which was still nice to see

Thank Daisynorthernireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic place Awesome Castle Full of hustory.Stunning coastline location Still in good nick Staff all friendly and helpful 4 and 6yr old loved it. Their faces were a delight.A must visit location

Thank JohnCasey29
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well presented history about North Ireland. Castle location is on the beautiful Antrim coast. Must visit if you are doing the Antrim area.

Thank Unique_1511
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good mix of visual historical information around the well preserved ancient castle. Simple display boards and a more in depth audio visual show summarised the background to N Ireland's history. Glad we went at the start of our holiday. Better instructions in the AV...More

Thank Saxon54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed exploring the castle with family from London, on the way out we went in to the visitors centre, loved trying on the hats, a member of staff called Jackie took our photo and then asked "would you like to dress up ladies" well, nothing...More

Thank keysonk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Castle on our way up to the Causeway Coast, not only were we impressed by the Castle and the tour but the guide/staff were fantastic. Ginny in particular went out of her way to assist us with our accommodation up the Coast...More

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best preserved castles I have ever been to in Northern Ireland. Really interesting history. Plenty of information about the different places around the castle. Be warned though! There is a lot of stairs to climb but it's well worth it. Admission price...More

Thank Steven L
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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.