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Lead the Way Tour Experience

Marine Highway, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, BT38 7BG
  • Tanks were assembled in Carrickfergus during WW2

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Lead The Way Tour is an emotive and unique Guided Walking Tour experience.

Step back in time and learn how the County Antrim town of Carrickfergus played a hugely significant role in the Second World War.

Using a wide range of contemporary photographs, artefacts and stories, your tour which stops at key locations, brings to life the late 1930s and early 1940s, when events many miles away impacted on the lives of local people, who worked or were stationed here during WW2.

Your guide Adrian will take you back to that time, regaling you with tales of what life during wartime was like in Carrickfergus: air raid sirens, gas masks, food rationing. Many evacuees came here from Belfast when that city was being bombed by the Luftwaffe. Civilians joined civil defence organisations such as the Ulster Home Guard, Air Raid Precautions Services and Women's Voluntary Services.

Learn how the war revolutionised the industrial life of the town. Factories in the town turned their attention to making essential products required on the front line. Tanks were assembled and a linen factory was adapted to make parachutes.

This is an interesting and informative tour, with important lessons for a modern audience.

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Establishment Features

  • Groups catered for
  • Online Booking
  • Prior Booking Required

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • In town/city centre
  • Outdoor Attraction
Lead The Way Tour of Carrickfergus is emotive and informative

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Lead The Way Tour Carrickfergus£10.00 activity

Adult (over 16): £10
Juvenile (4-16): £5
Groups: Discount may available for pre-booked Tours, depending on Group size. Please contact Adrian in advance to arrange a suitable date and time, and agree on an overall cost.

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* Public Tours are advertised on Eventbrite
Private Tours can be arranged on other dates and time, on request.

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Road Directions

Meeting point is by Carrickfergus Castle. The Harbour Car Park is recommended as the most convenient free place to park in the town.

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