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 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 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)
How to get there

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 property listings offer a large selection of 254 vacation rentals near Carrickfergus. From 84 Houses to 150 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Carrickfergus for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Carrickfergus?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Carrickfergus. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Carrickfergus Marina: 297 vacation rentals
  • Carrickfergus Castle: 296 vacation rentals
  • Beach Road Nature Reserve: 277 vacation rentals
  • St. Nicholas Church: 295 vacation rentals
  • Blackhead Path: 274 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Carrickfergus listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Carrickfergus?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 84 Houses in Carrickfergus. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Carrickfergus include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 150 rentals available
  • Cabins: 11 rentals available
  • Cottages: 11 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Carrickfergus?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 207 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Carrickfergus. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.