Hotels in Carrickfergus

Carrickfergus Details

A great way to explore the finest countryside is by booking a budget hotel in Carrickfergus, Country Antrim. Situated on the shores of the Belfast Lough, the town is dominated by the famous Carrickfergus Castle. Building began in 1178 and it is now preserved as a national monument. Guided tours are available to help visitors learn about this historic building. Carrickfergus, the oldest town in Country Antrim, shows off its history wherever you turn. Andrew Jacksons house is a thatched cottage and museum dedicated to the former US presidents parents, who left Carrickfergus for America.When staying in a cheap hotel in Carrickergus, Country Antrim, visitors can explore the town centre, enclosed between 16th century stone walls. The ancient harbour is now complemented by a new marina and waterfront development. Further along the coast, there is a chance for wildlife enthusiasts to spot guillemots, eagles and seals among a host of species in their natural habitat. The area offers many places for exploring by bicycle or on foot, or just taking in the breathtaking scenery.