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Carrickfergus Castle

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

A visit will give you the opportunity to see how the Great Hall at the top of the Great Tower has been transformed by the new roof which has greatly improved the visitor’s experience.

See the latest time-lapse video showing the construction of the Great Tower’s new roof from start to finish: https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/articles/carrickfergus-castle-works-great-tower-roof

COVID-19 Safety:

Please follow government guidance when visiting. If you’re showing any symptoms of coronavirus, or have been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please do not visit.
Hand sanitising stations are available throughout the site. Please use hand sanitiser on arrival.
In line with government guidance, face coverings are mandatory when visiting any indoor/enclosed spaces at our sites (subject to some exceptions). All adults must wear a face covering unless exempt.
Masks are not provided. Please bring your own.
Staff have received additional training in response to Covid19; enhanced cleaning measures, including our toilet facilities are in place to make visitors feel comfortable.

 

Facilities

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Family Discount

Guide Prices

Ticket prices for pre-booked guided tours:
Adult (18+) - £5.25
Child (age 5 - 17) - £3.50
Child under 5 - Free
Senior citizen (65+), Student and Benefit Claimants (ID required) - £3.95
Family (up to 5 members, including up to 3 adults) - £15.75

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Opening Times

* Monday: Closed (apart from bank holidays).
Tuesday - Sunday: Open 9.30am - 4.30pm.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

Due to the Halloween Spooky Tours event, Carrickfergus Castle will close at 3pm on Thursday 28th, Friday 29th and Sunday 31st October (last admission at 2.30pm).
The Castle will also be closed on Saturday 30th October to visitors who have not pre-booked tickets.

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Road Directions

Directions from Town:Carrickfergus is 10 miles north of Belfast city centre, a straight run on the M5

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