Carrickfergus Borough Council - Carrickfergus Castle

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Carrickfergus Castle.

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A stricking feature of the landscape from land, sea and air, Carrickfergus Castle greets all visitors with its strength and menace. It represents over 800 years of military might. Besieged in turn by the Scots, Irish, English and French, the Castle saw action right up to World War II.  Today it is maintained by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency and can be enjoyed by visitors wanting to learn more about its history or just looking for a fun day out in a unique setting.

Visitor facilities:

  • Visitor centre
  • Guided tours - (advance booking recommended)
  • Audio-visual theatre
  • Hire facilities
  • Gift shop
  • Educational packages
  • Special events/demonstrations -(contact for details)
  • Interpretative models

Carrikckfergus Castle

Images courtesy of Kragfergus Living Hiistory Group & Sam Knox

Opening hours 

Easter to September

Monday to Sunday: 10.00am to 6.00pm

October to Easter

Monday to Sunday: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Last admission 30 minutes before closing!

For confirmation of opening hours please contact the Castle directly.


Adult: 5.00

Child/Senior Citizen: 3.00

Family (2 adults, 2 children): 13.00

Group Rate:  10+ available

(must be booked in advance)

For further information please contact:

Carrickfergus Castle
Telephone: 028 9335 1273

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