Carrickfergus Town and Castle Tours


Carrickfergus castle is one of the most perfectly preserved Anglo Norman Castles in Ireland, and was in use right up until the early twentieth century as a military garrison. The town was once surrounded by walls, and though they no longer remain, the bells of St. Nicolas’ Church still ring nightly at 21.00 – warning those inside the gates they are about to close. See some of the ancient locations of the old city, North Gate, Irish Gate, The Governor’s Palace, and hear about famous people connected with the town such as King Fergus, John De Courcey, Arthur Chichester, Jonathan Swift, Prince William and his namesake King William of Orange and enjoy a visit to the Castle with your own personal guide.


At a Glance


Tour Leaves: Front of Carrickfergus Castle

Languages: English.

Duration: 2.5 Hours

Price: (Estimate Only – It is at the discretion of the available guide/guides if they deliver the tour when below the preferred minimum. If below 8, this may increase the price – does not include drink)

Groups: 8- 20 guests per booking Adult £18; Children Under 4 Free; Children 4-16 £3.00; Concession £13.00 (Students and 60+). (Includes access to Carrickfergus Castle)

Private: £95 minimum for individuals/families – to be discussed with guide.

Availability: All Year By Appointment

Request Booking:  Date, Tour Reference, Morning or Afternoon, Number of People, Private or Public, Language, any disabilities.

Participants need to be prepared for all weather scenarios therefore good walking shoes, a waterproof coat and umbrella are advisable. Please advise guide if you have any special needs or food allergies.



Northern Ireland Tourist Guide Association