Home to Ireland’s most striking medieval fortress, Carrickfergus overlooks the harbour where William of Orange landed in the late 17th century en route to the Battle of the Boyne. There are still some parts of the 17th century city wall standing and there are many pretty 18th century cottages dotted around.
There are plenty of heritage attractions, a recent waterfront development, beautiful views across towards Scotland and a wide diversity of wildlife.
The Carrickfergus Marina is well worth checking out, this 300-berth marina is one of the most modern in Europe, it holds many sailing and water sports events in the summer months which can be very popular.
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