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

Opening times:

2014/15 (Please note that the last admission is 30 minutes before closing time)

10:00 - 18:00 daily (1st Apr to 30th Sep)

10:00 - 16:00 daily (1st Oct 2014 to 31st Mar 2015)

**Please note the Castle will be closed from 24th to 26th December 2014 (Inclusive) and 1st January 2015 due to Public / Privilege Holidays**

Additional Information:

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

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Carrickfergus Visitor Information Centre

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
Carrickfergus
County Antrim
BT38 7BG

Website:
www.discovernorthernireland.com/niea
Email:
nieainfo@doeni.gov.uk
Tel: (028) 9335 1273
Fax: (028) 9335 5190