Carrickfergus CastleCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Marine Hwy, Carrickfergus BT38 7BG, United Kingdom, BT38 7BG, Belfast
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +44-2893351273
- Ticket Price: 5 GBP
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Monument, Family And Kids, Landmarks
A Norman castle in Northern Ireland to the northern shore of the Belfast Lake. The castle played an important role on the military front until 1928 and today is one of the most well maintained structures in Northern Ireland. The castle is home to historical displays as well as cannons that belong to the 17th and 19th centuries. The impressive monument is an interesting piece of history and therefore is a recommended visit in the city of Belfast.
Carrickfergus Castle Travel Tips
- Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.
- All children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Pets are not allowed in the premises.
Entrance Ticket Details For Carrickfergus Castle
- Adult - £5
- Child (age 4 - 16) - £3
- Senior Citizen - £3
- Student and Benefit Claimants (ID required) - £3
- Child under 4 - Free
- Family (up to 5 members) - £13
- Group rate (10 plus, must be pre-booked) - £3 per person
How to Reach Carrickfergus Castle
- Train: Northern Ireland Railways – Carrickfergus Train Station
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35.25% of people who visit Belfast include Carrickfergus Castle in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
46.51% of people start their Carrickfergus Castle visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Carrickfergus Castle
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Carrickfergus Castle
Carrickfergus Castle Reviews & Ratings
Oh this was so cool, and to think how old it is. The stories it tells, and the history is just incredible. We had a beautiful sunny day here. If you like castles this is for you. If you're in the north of Ireland this is a must see. Plus Carrickfergus is a great town on top of it all. Check out some pictures we took here.
This was our first stop on the tour to Giant's Causeway. It was a fantastic place it was around 9 am in Morning and sun was rising so we got fabulous pics there. Castle not too big but nicely located. There are many old boats and new boats around that these make place even more beautiful. Also you can find many shops around it, Sainsbury's is also there. Nice place !!
Nice castle but not much to see as one part was closed. Kids could dress as knights or princess, that was really cool. History of the castle well explained.
Fantastic self guided tour. The main tower was closed halfway up so be sure to ask before purchasing if that's important to you. We were bummed but the experience was still well worth it.
Best fully intact and oldest Norman Castle on this Island! A must see on any Castle Bucket list. This is a real defensive Norman built castle with 3 metres thick walls! not some grand house called a castle! This is the real McCoy! A proper castle!