Carrickfergus is a dream for anybody with an interest in history. One of the oldest towns in Northern Ireland, it has some of the finest Norman architecture in Europe, with its castle lauded as the jewel in its crown. Built in the 12th century by Knight John de Courcy, its history is revealed in an audio visual presentation and brought to life by a cast of faithfully created characters from 800 years ago. Amazingly the town still has some of its original walls remaining. Built in the early 17th century, these are excellent examples of Jacobean building. Carrickfergus is also perfect as a base for not only touring the splendid Causeway Coast but also for day trips into Belfast. One can experience the sites in Belfast before retiring to this quiet rural setting once again. With two services daily to Belfast you don't even have to worry about any traffic.
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Maine Highway, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, BT38 7BG, Northern Ireland
On the shores of Belfast Lough stands this impressive Anglo-Norman castle, built in 1180. Medieval banquets, a fair and a crafts market are staged here in the summer.
High Street, Carrickfergus, BT38 7AF, Co. Antrim
Set in a 13th-century building, the Dobbins Inn boasts historical features, free WiFi and a restaurant. In Carrickfergus centre, the hotel also has a cosy bar and free parking. The individually decorated rooms at Dobbins each have a private...
75 Belfast Road, Carrickfergus, BT38 8PH, Co. Antrim
Clarion Hotel Carrickfergus is located in Carrickfergus and features a bar and restaurant, as well as a 24-hour front desk. The hotel offers contemporary accommodation with on-site parking facilities free of charge.
6/8 High Stree, Carrickfergus, BT38 7AF, Co. Antrim
The De Courcy Restaurant, furnished in the style of the old Dobyn's castle, specialises in traditional Irish fayre using freshly produced local ingredients. Guests can choose between the a la carte or bar food menus and dine in the De Courcy Restaura
236 Upper Road, Greenisland, Carrickfergus, BT38 8RP, Co. Antrim
Knockagh Lodge is a Bar/Bistro and N.Ireland situated close to Carrickfergus in the heart of Co.Antrim N.Ireland
Unit 4 Rodgers Quay, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim
Part of the Fortuna Inns group, they are all about the people. Great staff, great customers, great food & great service. They aim to keep their food & drink local, rustic and always with their heritage in mind.