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 Times

April-September Monday-Sunday: 10.00am-5.00pm October-March Minday-Sunday: 10.00am-4.00pm Last admission 30 minutes before closing


Adult: £5.00 Student: £3.00 Child/Senior Citizen: £3.00 Under 4s: FREE Group Rate: £3.00 (10+ must be booked in advance)


Carrickfergus Castle Marine Highway Carrickfergus BT38 7BG

Contact Details

T: 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 Times

April-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




Carrickfergus Museum 11 Antrim Street Carrickfergus BT38 7DG


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.

Opening Times

Flame is open all year round as follows: May – August inclusive: Daily (except Saturdays), 2 – 5pm; September: Monday – Friday, 2 – 5pm. Please note that the last tour is at 4.00pm. Open by appointment at all other times.


Admission is free, but donations are welcome to help run the museum. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


44 Irish Quarter West, Carrickfergus BT38 8AT

Contact Details

T: 028 9336 9575 E:
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Work is well underway at The Gobbins and the attraction is on track to reopen in time for the peak summer season.


The Gobbins Path tour will operate for two/thirds of the path up until the Man ‘o’War sea stack. Visitors will be also have an additional guided tour of Portmuck harbour where they will learn about the sea life, geology and history of this picturesque gem in Islandmagee.


Tours will be held hourly from 10am to 6pm and each tour will last approx. 2.5 hours. Booking prices and conditions are available via out website


Priority booking will be given to members of the public who have previously had tours cancelled due to our closure last year.

Have you a gift card from The Gobbins which you havent used yet? We are also giving priority to those with a gift card to book for the summer season before we open sales on general release.

The Gobbins guest relations team are currently welcoming inquiries from anyone holding a valid gift card. To inquire further, please don’t hesitate to contact the Gobbins Visitors Centre on 02893372318 quoting your gift card number (found at the bottom of your gift card).



Once priority booking is complete, tickets will be put on general release at the beginning of June through our website.


We will update you again once the on line booking has gone live.


If you have any queries, please contact us on 028 9337 2318.



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