Destination guide

Head to the historic city of Carrickfergus

Enjoy the history and other features of Carrickfergus. This welcoming city is known for its bars, golfing and seaside. Belfast Castle and Titanic Belfast are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Carrickfergus

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Carrickfergus a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Royal Belfast Golf Course (5.4 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Holywood Golf Course (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Belfast Zoo (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Blackwood Golf Centre (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Fortwilliam Golf Club (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Bangor Golf Course (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Carrickfergus

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Carrickfergus is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Belfast Botanic Gardens (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Gleno Waterfall (4.3 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Blackhead Path (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Crawfordsburn Country Park (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Marine Gardens Coastal Walk (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Sunken Gardens (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)

Transportation to and around Carrickfergus

The nearest airport is in Belfast (BHD-George Best Belfast City), located 8.9 mi (14.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Belfast (BFS-Belfast Intl.), which is 17.1 mi (27.5 km) away.

Where to stay around Carrickfergus?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 280 holiday lettings near Carrickfergus. From 96 Houses to 158 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Carrickfergus is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Carrickfergus?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Carrickfergus. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • St. Nicholas Church: 327 holiday homes
  • Carrickfergus Marina: 330 holiday homes
  • Blackhead Path: 303 holiday homes
  • Carrickfergus Castle: 328 holiday homes
  • Downpatrick: 80 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Carrickfergus! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Carrickfergus?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Carrickfergus with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Downpatrick: 80 holiday lettings
  • Newtownabbey: 301 holiday lettings
  • Ballymena: 70 holiday lettings
  • Craigavon: 75 holiday lettings
  • Banbridge: 92 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Carrickfergus?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Carrickfergus. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • St. Nicholas Church: 327 holiday rentals
  • Carrickfergus Marina: 330 holiday rentals
  • Blackhead Path: 303 holiday rentals
  • Carrickfergus Castle: 328 holiday rentals
  • Jeanette Kidd Beauty and Day Spa: 340 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Carrickfergus listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.