Last Updated: 29th July, 2018
Castles in Antrim Northern Ireland, Carrickfergus Castle, Dunluce Castle, Bushmills Glenarm Castle and estate Olderfleet Castle.
Carrickfergus Castle is one of Northern Irelands most striking monuments whether you approach it from land, sea, or air. With over 800 years of history behind it, today it is under the care of the NIEA and is open to the public After use as a prison in the 18th century it was further strengthened and served as a magazine and armoury until 1928. Cannons from the 17th to 19th centuries are on show in the castle, while the keep houses historical and other displays.
Dunluce Castle, Bushmills is sited dramatically close to the edge of a headland, along the North Antrim coast. Surrounded by incredible coastal scenery, this medieval castle stands where an early Irish fort was once built and where its history can be traced back to early Christians and Vikings. Guided tours available.14C Castle.
Glenarm Castle and estate is one of Northern Irelands oldest. Home to the McDonnell family, Earls of Antrim, since the early 17th century, Glenarm Castle is currently the home of Randal, Viscount Dunluce (son of the present Earl) and his wife Aurora
Olderfleet Castle lies in the harbour area of the city of Larne, in County Antrim, in Northern Ireland. Olderfleet Castle is said to have been built by the Scottish Bisset family in the 13th century. In 1315 Edward Bruce, the last High King of Ireland, landed here with his 6000-man strong army of Scots to conquer Ireland.