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Carrickfergus Castle
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Carrickfergus Castle is a Norman castle in Northern Ireland, situated in the town of Carrickfergus in County Antrim, on the northern shore of Belfast Lough. Besieged in turn by the Scots, Irish, English and French, the castle played an important military role until 1928 and remains one of the best preserved medieval structures in Ireland.

For more than 800 years, Carrickfergus Castle has been an imposing monument on the Northern Ireland landscape whether approached by land, sea or air. The castle now houses historical displays as well as cannons from the 17th to the 19th centuries.

There is limited disabled access for wheelchair users. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

No dogs allowed except guide dogs and assistance dogs.

Opening times

Open all year including Bank Holidays (except Christmas & New Year)

Monday – Thursday

Castle Grounds only 08:30 – 09:30

Castle Grounds & Buildings 09:30 – 17:00

(Last Admission at 16:30)

Friday & Saturday

Castle Grounds only 08:30 – 09:30

Castle Grounds & Buildings 09:30 – 16:30

Castle Grounds only 16:30 – 20:00

(Last Admission at 19:30)

Sunday

Castle Grounds & Buildings 09:30 – 16:30

Castle Grounds only 16:30 – 20:00

(Last Admission at 19:30)

Price list

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) - £13.00

Group rate(10 plus, must be pre-booked) - £3 per person

Facilities

  • Family Discount
  • Parking Available
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Toilets
  • Gift Shop

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Facilities

Facilities

  • Family Discount
  • Parking Available
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Toilets
  • Gift Shop
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Carrickfergus Castle

Address
Marine Highway
Carrickfergus
County Antrim
BT38 7BG
Phone number
T: (028) 9335 1273
Email
Web Address
https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/topics/historic-environment
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