Carrickfergus Holiday Homes Antrim
Carrickfergus is an historic town with a beautiful coastal location, a thriving economic hub, and access to wonderful countryside. It is Co. Antrim’s oldest town and takes its name from Fergus Mór mac Eirc, the 6th century king of Dál Riata.
Carrickfergus stands on the north shore of Belfast Lough and is home to the 12th century Carrickfergus Castle, one of the best-preserved Norman castles in Ireland. It was built around 1180 by John de Courcy.
Today the castle is open to the public for fun days out, or to those wishing to learn more about its history. Carrickfergus also has a strong ecclesiastical heritage.
St. Nicholas’s Church was established on its present site in 1182 and its architecture and contents reflect 900 years of social history.
In the summer months walking tours of Carrickfergus and its environs are available, taking in the walls and other high points of the town. Carrickfergus has more than enough facilities to keep the visitor active – including top class golf, angling and sailing. And wherever you go, you’ll be bowled over by the beautiful scenery and spectacular coastline of this part of Co. Antrim.