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St. Nicholas Church

Unit 3 De Courcy Centre Lancasterian Street, Carrickfergus BT38 7AG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9336 0061
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Extremely interesting

The church itself was closed but it is possible to visit the burial grounds around the... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
2020vision
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Dundonald, Belfast.
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You need to book to get in now. During summer open selected days

This place of worship is so well preserved after 800 years that it looks like a movie set. Some... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Carnalbanagh
,
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Unit 3 De Courcy Centre Lancasterian Street, Carrickfergus BT38 7AG, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

The church itself was closed but it is possible to visit the burial grounds around the church. There are lots of interesting gravestones, vaults and some spectacular trees. Well worth visiting.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This place of worship is so well preserved after 800 years that it looks like a movie set. Some really interesting features such as only one of three St Nicholas windows in Ireland. And only one of two bent aisles in Northern Ireland.

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Unfortunately, I was unable to enter the church as it was closed during the time of my early evening visit. However, the burial grounds are quite interesting and full of local history. It was the weekend of Rememberance Day, so there were several headstones that...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Good looking church perched on top of a small hill and with a surrounding graveyard. Was shut when we visited and couldn't find anything about opening around the site

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Came upon this beautiful old church by chance having left a tour of the nearby Carrickfergus Castle recently and was amazed and pleasantly by its magnificent and historic interior particularly its stained class windows along with its memorial to the Chichester family who once owned...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Lovely presentation by a lady of this church. Well informed on its' history. Questions from the audience were readily answered.

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Reviewed 22 June 2017

One of the oldest churches i have been in. local tour tour guides give free in depth tours which expand ones understanding of the architecture and people.

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

The layout of this church is so interesting. It was fascinating reading all the tomb placards and finding a man who was buried by PA founder, William Penn's father. The large window was mesmerizing.

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

Took a walk around here on a sunny day in May. Bluebells were growing in certain grave plots. The family headstone including Sgt Wortley from WWI, with his Y.C.V. crest, was bright in white stone. There are many very impressive and artistic memorials here, and...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Really old church dating back to the 12th century.in summer there are guided tours.its even worth a look when it's closed. Beautiful stained glass windows. A lepers window and old graveyard.a real look at the history of Carrickfergus.

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