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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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“great history” (14 reviews)
“top floor” (13 reviews)
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Marine Highway, Carrickfergus BT38 7BG, Northern Ireland
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"information boards"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a must for anyone who is visiting northern ireland and has lots of history Built in the early 1100’s and still stands to this day. Its where most if the history of northern Ireland starts with william of orange visiting here in 1690...More

Thank Belfastgaint
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle has an extra attraction at the moment - archaeologists are in, digging. Outside the main gate they have dug up a set of stone steps. Inside they have excavated the roots of old walls of a great hall. Bits and pieces recovered include...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travelled from Ballymoney to visit the castle. On our approach we were surprised to see work being carried on the outside of the wall and a fun fair either being erected/dismantled on the car park. It was completely blocked so no access available. On...More

Thank dwelljalin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been a long time since I had the opportunity to visit this cultural landmark and I was extremely impressed by the recent visit. This landmark has stood guard over the town of Carrickfergus, with spectacular views over the shipping lanes into Belfast harbour for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a wet and windy day but think this added to the atmosphere. We were very impressed with Carrickfergus castle, very well preserved and loved that we could go into the castle and see different rooms, great for children also. It does not take...More

Thank Ruby K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Castle is well presented for tourism. Tour guide was entertaining as well as educational, and I would highly recommend going on it. It give a better understanding of the castle as we looked around it afterwards freely.

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with friends who were visiting from Canada. We decided to go with the guided tour, and our guide Phil was brilliant - funny, knowledgeable and engaging. The castle is well preserved and there are stunning views from the castle walls and windows. It's...More

Thank raer963
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Took my brother in law, his wife and their one yr old son to visit the castle. It was cold wet and windy but very enjoyable, informative and they really loved it!! Full of history and definitely worth a visit. Great shop and excellent staff.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Didn't go in the castle as we didnt have that much time, but it was amazing to see from the outside, and the view was good. If you have a chance you should go in, I'm sure it would be amazing.

Thank Bruna V
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I have visited Carrickfergus castle many times as I lived close to it all my life. I often see groups of visitors calling at the castle as they tour the Antrim coast. The castle is certainly worth a visit. Its hard to imagine that the...More

1  Thank Dennis A1
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It's about 5 pounds per person and is open every day
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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.
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