Carrickfergus Castle

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This Norman castle standing on a basalt promontory commanding the entrance to Belfast Lough and the port is the best preserved in Ireland. The heart of the building is its interior courtyard (1180-1200), surrounded by a high curtain. The seigneur's apartments were in the keep. A large model of the castle at the time of Schomberg's siege in 1689 illustrates the lives of the its inhabitants. St Nicholas' Church nearby is worth a visit to see its fine stone and alabaster monument, a homage to Arthur Chichester (1563-1625), governor of Carrickfergus.

Useful information

Address : 

Castle Street

Phone:

+44 28 9335 1273

Price:

free of charge

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St Nicholas' Church
St Nicholas' Church
The pillars in the late 12C nave are
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The northern gate and city walls
Carrickfergus was surrounded by
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Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
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The pillars in the late 12C nave are
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The pillars in the late 12C nave are
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Andrew Jackson Centre
The Andrew Jackson Centre is set in a
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Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
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