Carrickfergus Castle

Northern Ireland Environment Agency owned property
Carrickfergus Castle is a Norman castle in Northern Ireland, situated in the town of Carrickfergus in County Antrim, on the northern shore of Belfast Lough. Besieged in turn by the Scots, Irish, English and French, the castle played an important military role until 1928 and remains one of the best preserved medieval structures in Ireland.

For more than 800 years, Carrickfergus Castle has been an imposing monument on the Northern Ireland landscape whether approached by land, sea or air. The castle now houses historical displays as well as cannons from the 17th to the 19th centuries.

There is limited disabled access for wheelchair users. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

No dogs allowed except guide dogs and assistance dogs.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.


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) - £13.00
Group rate(10 plus, must be pre-booked) - £3 per person

Opening times:

31 Oct - 31 March
Daily 10:00 - 16:00 (last entry 15:30)

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Carrickfergus Museum

Location / Directions

Carrickfergus is 10 miles north of Belfast city centre, a straight run on the M5
  • Gift Shop
  • Toilets
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Parking Available
  • Family Discount
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Contact Details

Marine Highway
County Antrim
BT38 7BG

Tel: (028) 9335 1273
Fax: (028) 9335 5190