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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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Tourist attractions Carrickfergus : Things to see and do

  • 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..

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  • 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..

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  • St Nicholas' Church

    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..

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Hotels Carrickfergus

  • Clarion Hotel Carrickfergus

    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..

  • Premier Inn Carrickfergus

    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-..

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