Carrickfergus Town

Places to See | Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.



Carrickfergus (from Irish: Carraig Fhearghais, meaning “rock of Fergus”), known locally and colloquially as “Carrick“, is a large town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is County Antrim’s oldest town and one of the oldest settlements in Northern Ireland as a whole.

We flew our AirPano Drone over the town and captured a couple of aerial 360° photographs. Look out for the marker points in the aerial virtual tour which will allow you to jump from the sky down into some of the various visitor attractions found in Carrickfergus.

Carrickfergus is an excellent starting point for any visitor exploring the beautiful Causeway Coast and Glens.

The town itself is dominated by the famous Carrickfergus Castle, built in the 12th Century by John de Courcy and is the oldest and best preserved Norman Castle in Ireland.

Other places to visit include the Andrew Jackson Cottage and U.S. Rangers Centre, Flame Gasworks Museum of Ireland and the 800 year old St. Nicholas Church with its famous stained glass windows.

Also well worth a visit is Carrickfergus Museum, which holds a vast collection of local artefacts. Carrickfergus is the most archaeologically explored town in Northern Ireland and the finds on display at Carrickfergus Museum provide a remarkable glimpse into life in the town from the medieval period to more recent times.

For additional resources on visiting Carrickfergus point your browser to Carrickfergus Tourism and Discover Northern Ireland, Official site of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.

Address: Carrickfergus Visitor Information Centre, Carrickfergus Museum & Civic Centre, 11 Antrim Street, Carrickfergus, BT38 7DG.



One Response to Carrickfergus Town

  1. From the son of a U.S. Army Ranger who was selected and trained at Carrickfergus in 1942, “Happy 75th Anniversary of the Rangers!” Thanks so much for all you do in Carrickfergus to keep their memory alive and for maintaining the Ranger Centre. I very much enjoyed my visit there in 2009. Lovely place, Carrickfergus.

    Best wishes,
    Steve Ketzer, Jr.
    Hernando, Florida

    Steve Ketzer, Jr. June 22, 2017 at 7:14 pm Reply

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