Carrickfergus Castle County Antrim
Carrickfergus Castle County Antrim

Carrickfergus Castle County Antrim

Love exploring castles? It’s time to tick Carrickfergus Castle off your bucket list. Step into one of the best-preserved medieval buildings in Ireland and is the only castle in the country that has been continuously occupied by military forces since it was built up until 1928. This 800-year-old Norman Castle is located in County Antrim, on the northern shore of Belfast Lough. Visitors of the castle can book a tour where you’ll get a real insight into the castle history, learn fascinating stories and see the views from the Great Tower with its newly reconstructed roof!

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Explore a bit of national history down at the Carrickfergus Castle located 10 miles from the Belfast city centre.

Carrickfergus is a great place to visit with plenty of historic sites to see. Why not also visit St. Nicholas’ Church while you’re in the area, built by the same Anglo-Norman conqueror John de Courcy who built Carrickfergus Castle in the late 12th century.

  • Tours take place daily from Tuesday to Sunday 9.30 am to 4 pm
  • Pre-booked guided tours only
  • Maximum of 10 people on each tour
  • Each tour is an hour-long
  • The tour price £5.50 for adults and £3.50 for seniors/students (under 3’s go free)
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