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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Marine Highway, Carrickfergus BT38 7BG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9335 1273
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Reviewed 5 days 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 6 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on 28 September and were the only two on a guided tour with a young tour guide. Sorry but we cannot remember the mans name but his knowledge was never ending and so articulate. He was a local lad and took real pride and...More

Thank JanNewbon
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This place. i love this place so much history. i remember one time i went i could've swore i felt a ghostly presence no kidding. But i love this place one of my favourite places 2 go during Holidays

Thank Brandon W
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place to stop to/from Belfast. Tour guide very knowledgeable with the tour lasting about 30 minutes long, then explore on your own.even though a wet day, enjoyed the tour and guide.

Thank David P
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Great castle, but even greater is doing the tour by the well trained tour guides. Here you find out what exactly you’re looking at, and hear some of the stories that went with the castle. Good experience for children too, but please be mindful that...More

Thank jannesco
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Response from June b | Reviewed this property |
It's about 5 pounds per person and is open every day
24 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.