The Town Walls and North Gate

Walking Route
The Town Wall of Carrickfergus is the earliest and largest urban defence system in Ulster, built by Chichester 1608-1618, and remains of it may be seen at many points, illustrating the quailty and consistency of the Jacobean builders. The stone wall replaced former town ditch defences and a later Elizabethan 'Vamour of Sodds'. The North Gate, originally constructed as part of the wall defences, was partially rebuilt in 1849-50 and refurbished in 1911 to mark the ascent to the throne of George V. The Roman style of the architecture indicates the period of its erection in the reign of James 1. It was originally entered by a drawbridge.
NB. As we do not have exact location information, this is a map of the local area.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Carrickfergus Museum & Civic Centre
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