Things to see and do - Carrickfergus
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Carrickfergus Travel guide
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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.
Tourist attractions Carrickfergus : Things to see and do
Castle Street GB - Carrickfergus BT38
The oldest part of the castle, built by Jean de Courcy 1180-1200, is the interior courtyard, surrounded by high walls. The 19C cannon platforms on the southern end of the castle provide a fine view over the building and its surroundings. The keep use..
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..
3 Lancasterian Street GB - Carrickfergus BT38 7AB
The pillars in the late 12C nave are part of the original structure erected by Jean de Courcy. After a number of eventful centuries, the church was restored in 1614. The belltower, begun in 1778, was completed in 1962. The praying figures of Sir Arth..
236 Upper Road GB - Carrickfergus BT38 8RP
On the hillside under the Knockagh Monument, with magnificent views over Belfast Lough, this charming hotel offers free parking, free Wi-Fi and attractive en suite rooms with 32-inch flat-screen TVs. The Knockagh Lodge is just a few hundred metres f..
Alexandra Pier, Rodgers Quay GB - Carrickfergus BT38 8BE
Offering comfort and value by pretty Carrickfergus Harbour, Premier Inn Carrickfergus is 0.5 miles from the town centre and is ideal for visiting the castle and the marina. Carrickfergus Premier Inn is 9.5 miles (15.3 km) from Belfast and has an on-..
75 Belfast Road GB - Carrickfergus BT38 8PH
In a historical location and walking distance from shops, pubs and restaurants, this hotel boasts easy access to the Antrim Coast and the Causeway Coast and Glens. One of Northern Ireland's premier conference and banqueting venues, Clarion Hotel C..