Carrickfergus Castle

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A striking feature of the landscape from land, sea and air, Carrickfergus Castle greets all visitors with its strength and menace. It represents over 800 years of military might. Besieged in turn by the Scots, Irish, English and French, the Castle saw action right up to World War II. Today it is maintained by the Environment and Heritage Service and can be enjoyed by visitors wanting to learn more about its history or just looking for a fun day out in a unique setting.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Winter: Mon - Sat 10am - 4pm Sun - 2pm - 4pm April / May / September Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm Sun - 2pm - 6pm June / July / August Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm Sun - 12pm - 6pm Last admission 30 minutes before closing


Admission: Adult - £3.00 Children / Senior Citizens - £1.50 Family (2 adults, 2 children) - £8.00 Group rates available (10 plus must be pre-booked)

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