Take the short drive (11miles) from Belfast to Carrickfergus where this magnificent Norman castle can be found.
The castle played an important military role until 1928 and is one of the best-preserved medieval structures in Ireland. In its later years, it was used by the English as a base in Ireland meaning it was not plundered and destroyed and is in better condition than many other medieval structures on the coast.
The castle now houses historical displays as well as cannons from the 17th to the 19th centuries and is well worth a visit
10.00 – 17:00
Last Entry 16:30 and site cleared for 17:00
Adult – £5.50, Child (age 4 – 16) – £3.50
Child under 4 – free
Family (up to 5 members, including up to three adults) – £15.00
Senior Citizen – £3.50
Student and Benefit Claimants (ID required) – £3.50
Group rate (10 plus, must be pre-booked) – £4 per person