As a seaside town situated beyond the final reaches of Belfast’s suburbs, the hotels of Carrickfergus offer the perfect getaway for pure relaxation, for breaks based around the culture and history of Belfast, or the wonders of the coast a little further north.
Whether you’re looking for a modern hotel with fitness or conference facilities or a smaller, more traditional hotel where the emphasis is on excellent food and drink, you’ll find the perfect accommodation in Carrickfergus. For a room with a view over Belfast Lough to Helen’s Bay and Bangor, the sea front by historic Carrickfergus Castle is favourite. Or else search out a hotel in the heart of town, handy for the bars, restaurants and shops.
Hotels Around and About Carrickfergus
Just as you would expect, some of Carrickfergus’ most popular hotels are to be found close by the Marine Highway, which links Belfast to the spectacular coast within easy reach further north. Family-friendly accommodation can also be found in Whitehill and Larne, where a variety of beaches and coastal activities are on your doorstep.
Carrickfergus is often used as a perfect central base to explore the coast to the north, the Causeway Coast Way and Lough Neagh, with Belfast always handy for when you feel like a dip into cosmopolitan culture. Venturing a little further afield, the choice of accommodation multiplies without affecting access to the area’s attractions.
Hotels with Spa Facilities in Carrickfergus
After a long day soaking up the beauty of the Antrim coast, or perhaps sampling the food and drink options famously arrayed in friendly Belfast, why not pamper yourself with one of the luxurious treatments available at Carrickfergus’ spa hotels?
A massage is the perfect way to recover from the rigours of surfing or a long day on your feet exploring historic Belfast. Facial treatments, manicures and pedicures are available in spa hotels to help you feel, and look, at your very best.
When to Book a Hotel in Carrickfergus
For a beach-based break, the summer months offer the best weather. But the natural attractions of the Antrim coast, including the world-renowned 30-mile stretch around the Giant’s Causeway, offer sublime changes of mood and light, and are popular in all four seasons.
Likwise, you can book a hotel at any time of the year and find lots to do in booming Belfast. Arts and cultural festivals, a thriving foodie scene, Titanic history and Game of Thrones location tours are just a few ideas to get you started!
Hotels for Sport in Carrickfergus
Carrickfergus makes an ideal location for a golfing holiday, with the Greenisland, Bentra and Carrickfergus courses local and a panoply of other great links spread within range across County Antrim.
Surfing, cycling, diving and sailing are all popular on the beautiful Lough Belfast coast, with hotel accommodation available to meet your needs together with those of your junior surfers.