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Carrickfergus Castle - About

Carrickfergus castle is located in the beautiful town located on the northern shore of Belfast Lough. The castle is 800 years old and is one of the best preserved medieval structures in Northern Ireland.

The castle was built by John de Courcy in 1177, and since then has been besieged by Scots, Irish, English and French.

If you decide to visit Carrickfergus castle you can pay a small fee at the entrance and can explore the castle and learn about its history at your own leisure.


Child(4-16 years)£3
Student/Benefit Claimant£3
Senior Citizens£3
Child under 4 yearsFree
Family(Up to 5 members)£13
Group Rates (Group size of 10+, must pre-book)£3 per person

Opening Times

2015/1610.00 to 17.00 daily
*Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time


Marine Highway,
County Antrim,
BT38 7BG

Telephone: (028) 9335 1273