Three great attractions on one ticket this summer

Date published: 26 June 2018

During the summer months of July and August one ticket will gain you entry to three top attractions on the Causeway Coastal Route.

Over two days explore Carrickfergus Castle, one of the best preserved mediaeval castles in Ireland, take a tour of the exhilarating Gobbins cliff path and get up close to locomotives past and present at Whitehead Railway Museum.

Built over 800 years ago, Carrickfergus Castle is an imposing monument on the Northern Ireland landscape with some fascinating stories within its walls. Learn how the Castle was besieged in turn by the Scots, Irish, English and French and how it played an important military role until 1928. 

Take a journey through the history of Irish railways at Whitehead Railway museum.  Showcasing some of the most magnificent steam locomotives in Ireland, the recently opened museum holds the ‘Guinness Engine’, the first locomotive donated to the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland at Whitehead.

Further on up the scenic coastal route take in a 2.5 hour guided tour of the most dramatic walk in Europe along the Gobbins cliff path. Not one for the faint hearted, explore hidden tunnels under the Irish Sea, up and down rugged staircases hand carved into the cliff face over a century ago and hear about the caves that were once home to smugglers and privateers. 

Begin your experience at any of the three attractions and make your way around the remaining two over two days, on Thursdays to Sundays during July & August.

To save up to £8 on entry prices, book your ticket now on (028) 9335 8222 or visit

Notes to editors: 

  1. The special offer is a result of partnership working between the Department for Communities Historic Environment Division along with Mid & East Antrim Borough Council and the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland
  2. Price: Adult £25 / Concession or child £20 / Family £65 (two adults and three children)
  3. Available: Thursday to Sunday in July and August 2018
  4. As a special attraction this summer, a short steam train ride will be on offer within the Museum every Saturday in July and August.
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  6. Media enquiries to DfC Press Office on 028 9082 3509 or email  Out of office hours, please contact the Duty Press Office via pager number 07623 974383 and your call will be returned.

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