The Gobbins

Thursday - Sunday in July and August 2018

3 great attractions, over 2 days, 1 ticket.

Purchase this joint ticket and save up to £8 on entry prices.

Carrickfergus Castle ~ The Gobbins Cliff Path ~ Whitehead Railway Museum

Carrickfergus Castle

Carrickfergus Castle is one of the best preserved medieval structures in Ireland. For more than 800 years this Norman Castle has been an imposing monument on the Northern Ireland landscape, whether approached by land, sea or air. Situated in Carrickfergus on the northern shore of Belfast Lough, the Castle was besieged in turn by the Scots, Irish, English and French and played an important military role until 1928.

The Gobbins (pictured at the top) is a spectacular location where you can truly escape everyday life and experience nature at its most elemental. A 2.5 hour fully guided tour of the most dramatic walk in Europe along The Gobbins cliff path. Not one for the faint hearted, explore the hidden tunnel under the Irish Sea, up and down rugged staircases hand carved into the cliff face over a century ago and hear about the caves that were once home to smugglers and privateers.

BEFORE YOU GO… A good level of fitness, outdoor clothing and walking/hiking boots or shoes with a thick tread and ankle support are essential.

Whitehead Railway Museum

The recently opened award-winning Whitehead Railway Museum combines the past with the present and offers you a unique visitor experience. Located at Whitehead, the Museum lets you rub shoulders with the giants of steam. You can hear how the railways revolutionised society, watch and hear restoration work in progress, and step on board several of the historic carriages and locomotives from the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland’s extensive collection. Visit the Edwardian Tea Room for a complimentary tea/coffee on presentation of your ticket. As a special attraction this summer, a short steam train ride will be on offer within the Museum every Saturday in July and August.

Price: Adult £25 / Concession or child £20 / Family £65 (two adults and three children)
Available: Thursday to Sunday in July and August 2018.

For opening times, please visit:

Carrickfergus Castle

Whitehead Railway Museum

The Gobbins

Book your tickets now by calling (028) 9335 8222


From Belfast
Carrickfergus Castle is approximately 30 mins from Belfast City Centre by car or train. Whitehead Railway Museum and The Gobbins Visitor Centre are a further 15 mins drive from the castle. NIR trains serve Carrickfergus and Whitehead.

Carrickfergus Castle
Marine Highway, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, BT38 7BG

Whitehead Railway Museum
Whitehead Railway Museum and The Edwardian Tea Room, Castleview Road, Whitehead, BT38 9NA

The Gobbins Visitor Centre
68 Middle Road, Islandmagee, Larne, Co Antrim, BT40 3SL

Castle Caves and Steam Terms and Conditions

Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Should a site be closed on a particular day for any reason then a suitable alternative will be offered or a partial refund will be given.
Lost, damaged or stolen tickets will not be replaced.
Your ticket must be used within a 48 hour period and must be presented at each location.
All children must be accompanied by an adult. Parents and/or supervisors are responsible for supervising children in their care at all times. The Gobbins path is not suitable for small children.
No dogs allowed except guide dogs and assistance dogs. There is limited disabled access for wheelchair users. Please call (028) 9335 8222 in advance to discuss your requirements.
Visitors should dress appropriately for the weather and be aware that weather conditions can change suddenly. Suitable outdoor clothing and walking shoes or boots should be worn.
**Please note: For The Gobbins Cliff Path walking/hiking boots or shoes with a thick tread and ankle support are ESSENTIAL.

Please allow at least the following times for your visit:
Carrickfergus Castle: 1 - 1.5 hours
Whitehead Railway Museum: 1 - 1.5 hours
The Gobbins: 2.5 – 3 hours

Full terms and conditions for The Gobbins can be found here