Destination guide

Head to the historical 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-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday 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 holiday home and experience everything that makes Carrickfergus a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 features

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 centre:

  • 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)
How to get there

Transport 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 centre. 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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Carrickfergus?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 272 holiday lettings around Carrickfergus. From 105 houses to 132 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a city-centre property in Carrickfergus?

One word (or maybe three) — location, location, location! There's nothing as handy as finding a home away from home in the heart of the action. HomeAway has 38 centrally located getaway rentals available. Open to other suggestions? HomeAway has tons of other property options to search through, including:

  • 24 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 19 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 11 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Carrickfergus?

Having space to yourself, cooking your own meals, great views — if any of these things appeal to you, an apartment could be a great choice. HomeAway has 190 for you to check out here. How does £42 a night sound? That's what you could be spending if you don't leave it too long! If that doesn't agree with your family's style, we've got a number of other self-catering accommodation options available, such as:

  • House: 115 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £31 per night.
  • Hotel: 41 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £58 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 25 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £57 per night.

Can I stay in Carrickfergus in a large group?

Getting together with your friends and family can be stacks of fun, especially when you're sleeping under the same roof somewhere entirely new! If you'll be visiting with a big group, HomeAway can help you out. The favourite choice for larger groups here are apartment holiday rentals, and there are 37 available. In and around the area, the rental options that are suitable for larger sized groups include:

  • Are you on the hunt for rentals that can hold 6 people? We have 130 that will be perfect. The prices start from £58 per night.
  • After a holiday property for 5 guests? We have 104 that will suit. You can get one for as little as £65 per night.
  • Seeking rental properties suitable for 8 people? You'll be glad to know we have 37 that'll be perfect. You can grab one for as little as £100 per night.

You and all your mates will be well looked after when you arrange your Carrickfergus travels through us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Carrickfergus?

Show the door to samey chain-hotel rooms! Indulge in the ease of staying like a local in a value-for-money holiday rental instead. Get a load of the diverse options that can be snapped up now on HomeAway. You always know there's a fantastic deal waiting to be snatched up in New Lodge. With 26 holiday rentals available at an average price of £122 a night, staying in this popular area is bound to get your getaway off to a good start!