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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 good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Marine Highway, Carrickfergus BT38 7BG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9335 1273
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Reviewed yesterday

This was my second visit. This time I was part of a guided tour and enjoyed the more detailed information I gained from this source. It was a beautiful day so being outside was delightful.

Thank bettyribble
Reviewed 3 days ago

The castle is very well preserved and well worth a look. I recommend timing your visit to coincide with the free guided tour which is delivered by a knowledgeable and engaging guide.

Thank breenal0201
Reviewed 3 days ago

As we try to imagine how people lived back in those kind of days. Incredible to see. Y.ou have to go beyond the little stairs and really look at all the different chambers. The meal room or the Throne. Get your picture taken sitting there....More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very manageable site to visit. We took the guided tour and where treated to a very insightful,historical and passionate visit by our guide.Thank you .

Thank KevinR0057
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ignore Rick Steves' description of this castle (something like "geared for kids") and some reviews here that don't like the few mannequin figures scattered around. My husband, 25-year-old son and I spent two hours here and thought it was great. The key is to see...More

1  Thank Medialitmom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived late the night before and the council provide parking at the marina. So we set off early the next morning. It is a great castle and wonderful views.

Thank SandyFord16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle is situated right on the harbor and the views out are incredible. The castle was very fun to explore, it is wonderfully restored, with plaques of interesting and informative information scattered around. There are tours offered, but we opted to go self-guided. In...More

Thank eliesemoelker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately we got here too late to get into the buildings. The rest of the grounds were interesting and we were only charged half price entry. Worth a quick visit.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family enjoyed a wonderful couple of hours exploring this majestic castle overlooking the town of Carrickfergus and it's harbour. Interesting displays inside about medieval life and history. Fine views from the castle ramparts. Shame the old staircases inside the main keep do not access...More

Thank Neil T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle is set in a quaint little town right beside the ocean, the castle is still on excellent condition and has been well maintained, well worth a visit

Thank Steve P
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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.