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The largest and best-preserved Norman castle in Ireland dominates this pleasant seaside town on the north shore of Belfast Lough. An expansive promenade runs along the front, between the bathing beach and Marine Gardens. A marina, packed with yachts and fishing boats, now occupies the harbour, once a thriving port before the development of Belfast.

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  • Carrickfergus Castle Recommended Recommended

    Castle Street GB - Carrickfergus BT38

    This Norman castle standing on a basalt promontory commanding the entrance to Belfast Lough and the port is the best preserved in Ireland. The heart of the building is its interior courtyard (1180-1200), surrounded by a high curtain. The seigneur's a..

  • Andrew Jackson Centre

    Donaldsons Avenue GB - Boneybefore

    The Andrew Jackson Centre is set in a 17C cottage which has been restored to its original condition, with earthen floor, original fireplace and hanging crane. The furniture dates from the 1850s. The gallery traces the Ulster-American connection, in p..

  • The northern gate and city walls

    Castle Street GB - Carrickfergus BT38

    Carrickfergus was surrounded by defensive walls and moats from 1607-1610 by the governor Arthur Chichester. The great arch on the northern gate dates mainly back to the 17C, but its structure has been altered and repaired several times. The pedestria..

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Hotels Carrickfergus

  • Loughshore Hotel

    75 Belfast Road GB - Carrickfergus BT38 8PH

    Clarion Hotel Carrickfergus is located in Carrickfergus and features a bar and restaurant, as well as a 24-hour front desk. The hotel offers contemporary accommodation with on-site parking facilities free of charge. Clarion Hotel Carrickfergus provi..

  • Premier Inn Carrickfergus

    Alexandra Pier, Rodgers Quay GB - Carrickfergus BT38 8BE

    Offering comfort and value by pretty Carrickfergus Harbour, Premier Inn Carrickfergus is 800 metres from the town centre and is ideal for visiting the castle and the marina. Carrickfergus Premier Inn is 15.3 km from Belfast and has an on-site Brewer..

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