Carrickfergus Castle

Carrickfergus Castle, Carrickfergus, Antrim

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  • Carrickfergus Castle is preserved as an ancient monument on the shore of Belfast Lough. John de Courcy, the Anglo-Norman baron who conquered much of Ulster, started building the castle in the 1170s and it remained in use 1928, seeing action until World War II. It was built and re-built three times, and still stands today.

    Carrickfergus Castle is a self-guiding attraction with information boards situated around the Castle to allow you to spend as much or as little time as you wish. The banqueting hall has been fully restored and there are many exhibits to show what life was like in medieval times. A visitor centre has maps an other items for sale, also guided tours of the Castle can be arranged.

  • Carrickfergus Castle 7-day Weather Forecast

    No precipitation throughout the week, with temperatures falling to 12°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy overnight.
     
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       73%  68%   9 mph
      8:11 am    6:05 pm
    Wednesday, Oct 25th
     Breezy in the morning and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    14
       29%  65%   15 mph
      8:13 am    6:03 pm

    Thursday, Oct 26th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       10%  90%   6 mph
      8:15 am    6:01 pm
    Friday, Oct 27th
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
     
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       50%  35%   5 mph
      8:17 am    5:59 pm

    Saturday, Oct 28th
     Mostly cloudy until evening and breezy starting in the afternoon.
     
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       52%  69%   14 mph
      8:19 am    5:57 pm
    Sunday, Oct 29th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    9
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       9%  48%   13 mph
      7:21 am    4:55 pm

    Monday, Oct 30th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy overnight.
     
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    13
       0%  64%   5 mph
      7:23 am    4:52 pm
    Tuesday, Oct 31st
     Breezy until afternoon and overcast throughout the day.
     
    10
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       53%  98%   19 mph
      7:25 am    4:50 pm

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