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Tel code: 02893 | code search
Postcode: BT38 | code search
Population: 27200
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Clarion Hotel
"Good Points: The hotel & room were tidy and clean. Bad Points: There was a meagre provision of coffee, milk & biscuits in the room The kettle was placed beside a ..." More

Clarion Hotel
"Good Points: It aws really friendly and welcoming Bad Points: No swimming pool General review: Great experience...Thnx

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Clarion Hotel
"Good Points: large room good facilities,reasonable view,good decor and layout Bad Points: quite noisy, doors closing by other people were disturbing General review: overall good, spacious,comfortable. would like to have known content ..." More

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Carrickfergus, the oldest town in County Antrim, is located on the northern shore of Belfast Lough and dominated by a magnificent 12th Century castle. Built by John de Courcy, this is one of Ireland's best-preserved Norman fortresses, and visitors are invited inside to soak up centuries of history and meet the resident life-size models of noblemen and guards. Carrickfergus wears its past proudly. St Nicholas's Church dates back to 1182, and local artefacts from as far back as the Medieval era are on display at Carrickfergus Museum. Part of the 17th century town walls can still be seen. Also here is Ireland's only surviving coal gasworks, now restored and open to the public. Yet another attraction is a thatched cottage dedicated to US president Andrew Jackson, whose parents left Carrickfergus for America two years before his birth. The cottage, with 18th Century furnishings, is adjoined by a small museum commemorating the US Rangers. Back in the real world, the up-to-date Carrickfergus Marina bears testament to the town's importance as a sailing centre. There are great golfing and fishing opportunities, and some lovely parks, gardens and scenic walks to explore. The Timeless Trail guides walkers round the essential sights of Carrickfergus.

Accountant

Castle Finance
R J Gilmour & Co

Attraction

Carrickfergus Castle

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Premier Inn Carrickfergus *book online*

Dentist

Deacon Hannah & Thompson
Dental Practice
Dental Surgery

Doctor

Meadowbridge Surgery
Old School Surgery

Golf Club

Carrickferguss
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Inn

Dobbin's Inn

Pub and Bar

Albert Bar
Borough Arms
Brown Cow Inn
Favourite Bar
Royal Oak
Temple Corran

Restaurant

Azad Indian Cuisine
Brown Cow Inn

Four Seas
Tamarind Indian Restaurant

School

Carrickfergus Grammar School
Carrickfergus Primary School
Eden Primary School

Self-Catering

The Penthouse Residence

Solicitor

Bernard Campbell & Co
Johnston & Courtney

Taxi

1st 2 Call
BT Cabs
Castle Cabs
Ferguf Cabs
Mahoods Taxis

Vet

R E J Doherty

Sports Clubs

Carrickfergus Sailing Club (Sailing)

Shops

Carrick Pet Stores
Exotic Pets
Kiel Pharma Ltd
7 Lancasterian Street
Shoes 4 Sheila's

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Portpatrick Hotel (27.79 miles)

Portpatrick Hotel
Standing in a commanding position, high on the Galloway Cliffs, The Portpatrick Hotel is magical and the vistas are unspoilt offering some of the most spectacular views in Britain.

We are blessed with having some beautiful ... More | visit website
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Dunskey Guest House (28.00 miles)

Dunskey Guest House
Gareth and Teresa Cole look forward to welcoming you to the Dunskey Guest House in Portpatrick, a family run guest house within walking distance of Portpatrick’s harbour, restaurants, pubs and shops. We are also the ... More | visit website
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Fernhill Hotel (28.00 miles)

Fernhill Hotel

With breath taking views over the village and harbour of the picturesque village of Portpatrick, Fernhill Hotel is the best place in the area to relax and enjoy the fantastic views, play the superb golf ... More | visit website

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Knockinaam Lodge (29.30 miles)

Knockinaam Lodge
In a romantic position at the foot of a wooded glen and sheltered by cliffs, this impressive Victorian house has furnishings that are bright, tasteful and luxurious. It stands in 30 acres of gardens and ... More | visit website
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Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel (31.64 miles)

Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel

Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel invests the charm and romance of an 1815 functioning lighthouse with the comforts of a small, very unique, luxury hotel and restaurant.

The Lighthouse is a listed 'A' building of major national importance. ... More | visit website

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The Swan Inn (32.39 miles)

The Swan Inn
The Swan Inn offers the perfect place to stay when in Stranraer. Centrally located in Sheuchan Street, opposite the excellent Agnew Park with great views across Loch Ryan, located only 3 minutes drive from the ... More | visit website
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Marine House Hotel (32.43 miles)

Marine House Hotel

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Jim & Fiona Wood welcome you to the Marine House Hotel website. Our well furnished and decorated hotel is in the town of Stranraer, in the southwest of Scotland. We ... More

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Fernlea Guest House (32.60 miles)

Fernlea Guest House

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Close to Stranraer’s town centre and ferry port, this charming family-run bed and breakfast is housed in an attractive, stone-built Victorian property, boasting fine original woodwork and ceilings. With just 3 rooms, ... More

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Cross Haven Guest House (32.63 miles)

Cross Haven Guest House

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Mick and Gayle Holmes guarantee you a warm welcome on your arrival at Cross Haven. It is a beautiful Victorian villa refurbished by us to a high standard. Formerly a ... More

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Lakeview Guest House (32.66 miles)

Lakeview Guest House

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Ideally situated on Stranraer seafront, just 5 minutes walk from the town centre, train station and ferry terminal, this family-run guest house with free Wi-Fi is conveniently located for an enjoyable ... More

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