Carrickfergus Castle

A striking 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 Environment and Heritage Service 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.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Opening hours

Winter: Mon - Sat 10am - 4pm
Sun - 2pm - 4pm

April / May / September
Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm
Sun - 2pm - 6pm

June / July / August
Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm
Sun - 12pm - 6pm

Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Admission charges

Adult - £3.00
Children / Senior Citizens - £1.50
Family (2 adults, 2 children) - £8.00
Group rates available (10 plus must be pre-booked)

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I Can Colour the Castle: KS1 Colouring and Writing Booklet

A 24-page downloadable colouring book with simple text to copy.

How to obtain

Available as a free PDF download.

Carrickfergus Castle
Marine Highway
Co. Antrim
BT38 7BG
Northern Ireland



028 9335 1273

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