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Carrickfergus Castle
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Owner description: Due to the military impenetrability of this castle the town of Carrickfergus long thrived even when surrounding villages suffered defeats.
Reviewed 11 June 2013

Ok, so you have seen 11 castles thus far and you are wondering if you should see this one too? Yes...especially is it good for younger ones. We tagged along a class tour with about 20 school kids & the guides paint a historic picture for the young ones and it is also very interactive as well.
If you have kid, this is the castle for them...lots to do here. We found it very interesting exploring ourselves.
Without a tour, it is a good sight, all the same.

Thank James R
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

Fun to explore and learn about castle life and some history from the Norman times. I'd recommend the video to get a quick history lesson; it's available in cartoon and adult versions.

Thank DrJaneMom
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

The castle was closed so we were only able to explore the outside, but it was fun and the view of the sea is beautiful. There is also a lovely marina. It's a short walk from Dobbins Inn, where we were staying. If we're ever in Carrickfergus again we'll definitely go when we can see the inside.

Thank empressoftheuniverse
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

I have been on a few school trips to the castle. It is very well preserved and kids just love it. The displays inside are very good . It's well worth getting a guided tour as there's a lot more to the castle than there would initially seem to be. Well worth a visit.

Thank curlykale3
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

Fortress castle, interesting history, LOTS of stairs (huff & puff!)! When there was no one else around, I could really feel the history of the place- it has quite a presence.

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