Things to see or do
- Directions from Town: Carrickfergus is 10 miles north of Belfast city centre, a straight run on the M5
- Prices: Adult - £5.00, Child/OAP - £3.00, Child under 4 - Free Family Rate - £13.00 (2 Adults & 2 Children) Group rates available (10 plus must be pre-booked) - £3 per person
- Mobile narrative: One of Ireland's finest Medieval castles. A striking feature of the landscape from land, sea & air.
- Opening times: 1st Apr – 30th Sep 2012 10am – 6pm daily 1st Oct - 31st Oct 2012 10am - 4pm daily 1st Nov– 28th Feb 2013 10am – 4pm daily, 1st Mar – 31st Mar 2013 10am – 4pm daily.
Carrickfergus CastleCarrickfergus Antrim - Northern Ireland
For more than 800 years, Carrickfergus Castle has been an imposing monument on the Northern Ireland landscape whether it is approached by land, sea or air. Originally built in 1177 by John de Courcy it has been altered throughout the centuries and has been in use as a garrisoned property until as late as 1928.
The castle now houses historical and other displays as well as cannons from the 17th Century to the 19th Century. Access to and within the Visitor Centre is DDA complaint but wheelchair access to the rest of the site is limited.
No admission to unaccompanied children under 16.
Last admission to the castle is 30 minutes before closing.
ContactTelephone+44 (0)28 9335 1273
Fax:+44 (0)28 9335 5190
Address: Carrickfergus Castle, Marine Highway, Carrickfergus, Antrim, BT38 7BG