We've put together a list of nearby attractions within The Gobbins area. We are confident that you, your family and friends will have a memorable time with us. Thank you for visiting and enjoy!
From the Gobbins team.
A striking feature of the landscape from land, sea and air, Carrickfergus Castle greets all visitors with its strength and menace.
It represents over 800 years of military might. Besieged in turn by the Scots, Irish, English and French, the Castle saw action right up to World War II. Today it is maintained by the Department of the Environment and can be enjoyed by visitors wanting to learn more about its history or just looking for a fun day out in a unique setting.
The Castle overlooks the harbour where William of Orange landed on 14 June 1690, on his way to the Battle of the Boyne; a blue plaque on the old harbour wall marks the site where he stepped ashore, and a bronze statue of ‘King Billy’ himself stands on the shore nearby.
Opening TimesSummer: April - September Mon - Thurs 8.30am-4.30pm Fri - Sun 8.30am-7.30pm Last admission 30 minutes before closing
CostAdmission: Adult £5 Children £3.00 under 4's FREE Family (2 adults & up to 3 Children) £13.00 Evening admission after 4.30pm £3.00 per person
AddressCarrickfergus Castle Marine Highway Carrickfergus BT38 7BG
Contact DetailsT: 028 9335 1273
Carrickfergus Museum interprets the long and distinguished history of the town and surrounding district from earliest times to the present day.
Material from the Council’s own civic collection, together with Carrickfergus related material on loan from both private and national collections are on display. There are several hands on interactive facilities giving a fun as well as an informative angle to the displays. The separate ‘Community Archive’ features local and social history material, relating to the Borough’s recent past.
For confirmation for bank holiday opening hours, please contact the Carrickfergus Visitor Information Centre directly.
Opening TimesApril-September Monday-Friday 10.00am-6.00pm Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm October-March Monday-Friday 10.00am-5.00pm Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm
AddressCarrickfergus Museum 11 Antrim Street Carrickfergus BT38 7DG
FLAME: THE GASWORKS MUSEUM
Carrickfergus boasts Ireland’s sole surviving coal gasworks and is one of the only three left in the Britain and Ireland. Opened in 1855, it supplied Carrickfergus with gas made from coal for over 100 years. Gas was produced until 1967 and the works closed in 1987. The site has been fully restored by Carrickfergus Gasworks Preservation Society and is now open as a visitor and educational attraction.