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IrelandWelcome to our page of information, attractions and places of interest around Carrickfergus. The Carrickfergus hotels listed below are either in the town or we have given a rough guide as to how far they are from Carrickfergus.Northern Ireland is a land of blue mountains and deep forests, lakes, windswept moors and white Atlantic sands. The scenic beauty and the variety of the landscape make Northern Ireland a great place to explore. We hope you enjoy your stay and find your ideal accommodation from our list of Carrickfergus hotels.

Carrickfergus is a large town in County Antrim, standing on the north shore of Belfast Lough and home to the 12th century Carrickfergus Castle, one of the best-preserved Norman castles in Ireland. The church of St Nicholas also dates from the late 12th century. The town was formerly an important town for the textile industry. It now is a centre for leisure sailing, and is home to Carrickfergus Marina.

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Attractions Carrickfergus Castle stands in a strategic position on a rocky spur above the harbour on the northern shore of Lough Belfast and is a perfectly preserved Norman castle, probably the earliest stone castle in all Ireland. John de Courcy, the Anglo-Norman baron who conquered much of Ulster and governed it from 1177 to 1204 started building the castle in about 1178 to guard the approach to Lough Belfast. Today it is maintained by the Environment and Heritage Service. Location: On the outskirts of Carrickfergus.

Carrickfergus Castle

Attractions Belfast Castle, Antrim Road, Belfast BT15 5GR - Tel: 02890 776925. Belfast Castle is a familiar landmark situated on the Cave Hill. It was first built by the Normans in the late 12th century. Weddings would commonly be held at the castle. The castle offers many services such as a bar/restaurant, an antiques shop and a visitors centre. About 6 miles southwest of Carrickfergus.

Belfast Castle

Attractions Cave Hill, Belfast. Cavehill is a basaltic hill which overlooks the city of Belfast. It offers views across the city and on clear days the Isle of Man. Like Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh, it offers a strenuous climb, just a few miles from the centre of a major connurbation. Cavehill rises to almost 370 metres (1,200 feet) above sea level and stretches from Hazelwood in the north to Carr's Glen in the south. Most of its lower-east side is comprised of the Belfast Castle Estate. Situated to the right of Cave Hill is Belfast Zoo. About 6 miles southwest of Carrickfergus.

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Dobbins Inn Hotel, High Street, Carrickfergus, BT38 7AF
Book Online Set in a 13th-century building, the Dobbins Inn Hotel boasts historical features, free Wi-Fi and an award-winning restaurant. In Carrickfergus centre, the hotel also has a cosy bar and free parking.more details Dobbins Inn Hotel Online-hotel-accommodation-booking

Clarion Hotel Carrickfergus, 75 Belfast Road, Carrickfergus, BT38 8PH
Book Online In a historical location and walking distance from shops, pubs and restaurants, this hotel boasts easy access to the Antrim Coast and the Causeway Coast and Glens.more details Clarion Hotel Carrickfergus Online-hotel-accommodation-booking

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