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Carrickfergus Castle

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Due to the military impenetrability of this castle the town of Carrickfergus long thrived even when surrounding villages suffered defeats.
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Marine Highway, Carrickfergus BT38 7BG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9335 1273
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All reviews information boards top floor great history worth a visit guided tour lots of history self guided walk around northern ireland rainy day per adult entrance fee stunning views belfast ramparts cannon figures
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Jackie did a fantastic job in leading a tour of the castle, she is very knowledgeable and provides background information that you simply wouldn't know on your own. This is an excellent place to stop and learn some of the amazing history of the area.

Thank DAL711
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well preserved castle with lovely views over the ramparts to the sea. Good to explore with hidden rooms to surprise you. £5.50 entrance fee was well worth it and there are facilities for snacks and provision of eating areas. All in all a nice visit...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This castle offers a Free tour guide, and with lots of knowledge. Great with the kids and adults. Recommended

Thank Sam E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love to visit the castle when in Carrickfergus. It's interesting to look round. I love anything to do with history

Thank gary w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went on the Halloween night spooky tour, it was great,campy fun telling grisly tales from the castles past, with some jumps along the way. Well done to tour guide Jackie and the rest of the ghoulish team

Thank Vikvik86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just did the Spooky tour of the castle and it was amazing. The teens loved it. Our tour guide Jackie was amazing, she’s great to listen to. We had an amazing time!! Thank you!!!

Thank Rachelle1985
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the spooky tour with my daughter on sunday and we both thought it was great it was very well organized Actors great and the Tour Guide Jackie Webster was Amazing we could of listened to her all night well done

Thank Guide09247328242
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in by chance over Halloween. People working there are really friendly and added bonus was the free face painting for kids. Castle is interesting and can easily spend few hours there

Thank PhilipBBB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice castle located in the town centre and close to many restaurants and shops. Pity they have ruined the overall appearance by installing a poorly designed set of steps at the front of the castle which takes away from the original building.

Thank canyouanswerthis2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, one of the best castle tours we have experienced. An affordable price, plenty to see and learn about on the guided tour. Very impressively restored and set out to give a good idea of how life was in Medieval times.

Thank E16MCK
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Heather B
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Response from John A | Reviewed this property |
Leave a whole afternoon, or at least 3 hours in order to take in as much as possible.
25 July 2018|
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Response from Ingram202 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the castle will be open in October 10am to 4pm but no entry after 3.30pm .Hope this helps
8 July 2018|
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Response from John A | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely...they'll love it!