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Clarion Hotel Carrickfergus

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75 Belfast Rd. Carrickfergus, Belfast, XB, GB, BT38 8PH

  • Phone: (44) 289 3364556
  • Fax: (44) 289 3351620
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Carrickfergus Castle

Marine Highway
Carrickfergus , BT38 7BG
+44 28 9335 1273

Mo to Su from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Carrickfergus Castle was built by John de Courcy after the Norman invasion of Ireland in the 12th century. The walls are a meter thick with several impressive defense features like arrow slits, twin portcullises and a "murder hole" for raining boiling tar down on stranded enemies below. The center of the castle is the Keep, in which exhibitions divulge intimate details of medieval life. A room is laid out as a banqueting hall, where you can come and party as a private group. On the top floor there's an enormous chessboard and a chest of medieval clothes you can even try on while you play. A café and gift shop complete the tour.
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