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Carlingford history tours

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Enjoy a guided tour with us and discover Ireland’s medieval past. Carlingford is a fine example of a medieval walled town built at the time of the Normans in the 12th century.

Our guides will take you on tours of the historic remains, including one of  Carlingford Castle. We meet you at the Tourist Office. 

Daily Tours -Spring Times
Tours depart from the Tourist Office on week days from the 17th of March to the end of October:  
Saturday and Sunday from the 7th of April till the end of October

See below for details:

A guided tour to the Castle  lasts approx. 1 hour

Group Bookings

Group bookings Private Group Tours for the Castle or Town can be organised on request. 

Evening Town Tours are available on request

Town Tours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday @ 11am. Departing from the Tourist Office (042 93 73 650).

Evening Tours available on Request, subject to numbers and Guide Availability .

Adults/Seniors/Students — €10.00

Children — €4.00

 Family of Four — €25.00

Castle Tour: Available 7 days per week from April 7th @ 2pm. Departing from the Tourist Office (042 9373650).
Evening Tours Available On Request, Subject To Numbers And Guide Availability .

 Adults/Seniors/Students – €8.50

Children — €4.00

Family of Four — €20.00

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Please note that whilst many OPW heritage sites are waiving fees for the rest of the year, as stated on the OPW website ( 'charges will continue to apply at sites where access is managed by [their] community partners'. Therefore, entrance fees still apply. However, we are delighted to be offering free tours for all of Heritage Week, 2023, 12th-20th August. Please note our daily tours are conducted in accordance with Covid-19 protocols. Contact us : Phone No: +353 (0) 42 93 73 650


But Carlingford is not only worthy of regard as contributing to our creature comforts , and causing us to rejoice both at snack and supper, but it is also noted for its scenic beauties and recollections. In all Ireland there is not a bay so beautiful as Carlingford
J.S Folds - Writer, Journalist
JULY 21 , 1832. - Dublin Penny Journal

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