Carrickfergus Castle : Michelin's recommendations
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 apartments were in the keep. A large model of the castle at the time of Schomberg's siege in 1689 illustrates the lives of the its inhabitants. St Nicholas' Church nearby is worth a visit to see its fine stone and alabaster monument, a homage to Arthur Chichester (1563-1625), governor of Carrickfergus.
- Address : Castle Street GB - Carrickfergus BT38BT38Carrickfergus
- Phone : 02893351273
- Website : http://www.ehsni.gov.uk
- Prices : £ 3.
Opening hours :
- Accessible to people of restricted mobility - visiting: Apr-Sep: 10am-6pm, Sun 2pm-6pm (Jul-Aug: Sun 10am-6pm); Oct-Mar: 10am-4pm, Sun 2pm-4pm. Closed Dec 25-26.