Historic houses and castles

Carrickfergus Castle

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Marine Highway, Carrickfergus, County Antrim,
Ms Janis Smith
T: (028) 9335 1273
F: (028) 9335 5190
E: nieainfo@doeni.gov.uk

One of Ireland's finest Medieval castles. A striking feature of the landscape from land, sea & air.

Carrickfergus Castle is a Norman castle in Northern Ireland, situated in the town of Carrickfergus in County Antrim, on the northern shore of Belfast Lough. Besieged in turn by the Scots, Irish, English and French, the castle played an important military role until 1928 and remains one of the best preserved medieval structures in Ireland.

For more than 800 years, Carrickfergus Castle has been an imposing monument on the Northern Ireland landscape whether approached by land, sea or air. The castle now houses historical displays as well as cannons from the 17th to the 19th centuries.