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  • 1 Carrickfergus Castle Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 2 Andrew Jackson Centre

    Museums and art

    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 St Nicholas' Church

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 4 The northern gate and city walls

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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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