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Carrickfergus Castle

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

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Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Family Discount

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult 18+ years£6.00 per ticket
Child 5 - 17 years£4.00 per ticket
Child Under 5Free
Concession*£4.50 per ticket
Family*£18.00 per ticket

Group rate available for 15 adults (+1 tour guide free) £4.50pp
Annual rates are also available; Adult - £12, Child 5 -17- £8.00, Concession* - £9.00 & Family Pack* - £36.00

*Concession - 65+, Students (18+with official student card), disabled, unemployed citizens
*Family - Up to 5 people (including up to 3 adults)

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Opening Times

* Regular opening hours:
Monday: Closed (apart from bank holidays)
Tuesday - Sunday: Open 09:00 – 16:00
Last admission 15:30

Christmas/New Year:
Saturday 24 December CLOSED
Sunday 25 December CLOSED
Monday 26 December CLOSED
Tuesday 27 December CLOSED
Wednesday 28 December CLOSED

Sunday 1 January CLOSED

Open on Thursday 29 -Saturday 31 December and Monday 2 January onwards.

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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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