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    Carrickfergus Castle

    • Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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      Carrickfergus Castle is located in County Antrim on the northern shore of Lake Belfast in Northern Ireland, and is one of the best preserved medieval castles in Europe.

      Almost surrounded by water around its perimeter, the castle has undergone several major siege by the French, British and Scots, and until 1928, he played an important defensive role. A built Carrickfergus Castle was back in 1177 From the point Strategically, the location was chosen just perfect: construction began on a hilltop, surrounded by Gulf - both of these factors makes it difficult to advance towards the goal adversary. Even at the top of the hill was the source that provided its defenders drinking water until the enemy to waste their resources during a tedious siege. Carrickfergus Castle during its existence served as armory, bomb shelters and even prisons.

      The main tower includes four floors, to each of which can be reached by a spiral staircase. Interior and exterior of the building several times to restore, and are now just in perfect condition for his age. From here you can Belfast accessible by train from Great Victoria - good, Carrickfergus railway station is just outside the castle.

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