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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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“top floor” (13 reviews)
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Marine Highway, Carrickfergus BT38 7BG, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent visitor attraction with reasonably priced entrance fee, friendly staff and short guided tour included. Allow at least one and a half hours to see it all.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 1 week ago

You must visit Carrick Castle when you are here, fine example of a Norman Castle, and enhanced by all the additional artifacts and exhibition pieces around it, also visit St Nicholas Church, anothe 12C building. The two were at one time connected via an underground...More

Thank Mick H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Castle and found it to be very interesting explained the history of the Castle very well. The gift shop was well laid out and the customer service was very good

Thank SharonandRobTroisi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful place to visit. Very peaceful and historic. Quaint streets and lovely eateries. Easy and free parking.

Thank MrsL84
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small but historically interesting castle, being largely unchanged from its original Norman form. However, the presentation can only be described as tacky, with cartoonish painted manikins and murals lurking round every corner. Really needs to be stripped back and cleaned up. Still worth seeing.

Thank Alex P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just oved exploring here, plenty to see, great explantations and restoration, absolutely fascinating

Thank Umbralady
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I am visiting Northern Ireland, I love to take a drive along the Antrim coast. I think it is one of the most picturesque coastlines in the world. on the way I always stop in at Carrickfergus Castle. The entrance fee is minimal and...More

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Carrick castle is good for kids of all ages, it's a small castle but has many different activities to keep you entertained, more so in the summer but there are a few games in the tower if the weather isn't just as kind, there are...More

Thank Cillian R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant location steeped I history and a superb place to visit, cheap in £5 entry and a good few hours walking the walls looking at Belfast harbour, well recommended

Thank paddyr919
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well worth a visit to explore around the castle.steeped in history and beautiful at night when lit up.

Thank michelleandkatie
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Vickiboyd
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Response from June b | Reviewed this property |
It's about 5 pounds per person and is open every day
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NeElle
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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Alicia P
3 April 2015|
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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.
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