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Carrickfergus Castle

Marine Highway, Carrickfergus BT38 7BG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9335 1273
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Due to the military impenetrability of this castle the town of Carrickfergus long thrived even when surrounding villages suffered defeats.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Marine Highway, Carrickfergus BT38 7BG, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9335 1273
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Reviewed yesterday

Called in to kill a bit of time, best £3 worth I have had for a while. Amazed at the story and quality of presentation. Children love it, but keep an eye on them, lots of steps to the 3 levels. There are plans, yet...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous old historical building well worth a visit. Staff brilliant. Really well worth a visit. Would come back again.

Thank Kennedymg148
Reviewed 1 week ago

Carrickfergus Castle is a beautiful example of an ancient castle built to protect the town. Well preserved and easy to visit. Ample parking.

Thank Kendot52
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took at trip to carrickfergus castle over the weekend and had a wonderful time, it's excellent value for money and plenty to do and see. We are a family of 5 with 3 kids age 12,8 & 5 and they all loved it.

Thank julieannchapman16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time here with my daughter and her cousins. Very reasonable priced too. Not too big, indoor picnic area.

Thank Susan91825
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went today for free as part of the national heritage day. The castle is well kept , there are lots of nooks and crannies for children to explore , canons to look at , courtyard, keep with 3 floors and basement, you can walk around...More

Thank Nambarie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle is virtually in town, and there is plenty of parking. However, if you are staying at The Keep B & B, it is a stone's throw away and you can walk there. The castle was in service until the 1st world war, and...More

Thank 111Bev
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Carrickfergus Castle looks impregnable and foreboding from outside, but inside it is a massive disappointment to history lovers. The inside of the massive castle keep is filled with truly tacky displays aimed at children younger than 5. Only the barest of details about the events...More

Thank geographyguy_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Price Adult: 8£ This mighty Norman stronghold from the 13th century is probably one of the best example of English influence in Ulster. The castle is in a very good condition since it was in service up to the 1st WW. The walls, keep and...More

Thank EricTomo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This castle is great every day as I live within 3 miles of it the coaches of visitors that come to see it there is a guide and he will tell some great stories also the history like Carrick means Castle in Celtic I think...More

Thank Margaret F
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Vickiboyd
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Response from June b | Reviewed this property |
It's about 5 pounds per person and is open every day
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NeElle
24 December 2015|
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Response from mammio | Reviewed this property |
About Information Directions Facilities Prices: 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... More
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Alicia P
3 April 2015|
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Response from Andrea L | Reviewed this property |
I can also highly recommend the Ulster folk museum mentioned above but make sure you give enough time.... it's massive but we'll worth it. A really good day out for all.
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