Carrickfergus Vacations

Carrickfergus is part of Antrim, a major city with a population of 20,000 residents. If you are flying in, Carrickfergus is 7 miles (11 kilometers) to the west of the George Best Belfast City Airport. The city center of Antrim is situated 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the west.

Carrickfergus is a great place to base yourself in Antrim as a large number of the area’s main attractions are within easy reach. Two attractions that should be at the top of every visitor’s itinerary is the fabulous Carrickfergus Castle and the ever-popular St. Nicholas Church. Two more worthwhile attractions that are within a short distance of Carrickfergus are Carrickfergus Marina and the Royal Belfast Golf Course.

To really get a feel for Antrim, head to one of its fabulous cultural destinations. Stroll around the exhibits and savor the quiet atmosphere of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Belfast.

Watch local favorites, the Glentoran F.C., do battle at the iconic Belfast Oval, Belfast. On game days follow the procession of red, white and green, to the stadium, then after the full-time hooter blows, join fellow sports lovers at a nearby pub, bar or cafe and relive the games finest moments over a few cold beers.

When you’re ready to relax after a day spent exploring the charming streets of Carrickfergus, check in to one of the area's many accommodation options. If you’re looking for a warm welcome and a good nights sleep it’s hard to go past the Clarion Hotel Carrickfergus Belfast, the Culloden Estate & Spa, Holywood, and the popular Dobbins Inn Hotel.

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