The is one of the best-preserved Norman castles in Ireland, with a stunning vantage point overlooking Belfast Lough from its northern shore. But the castle was not just built for the views. It played an important military role until 1928 and down the centuries was besieged by the Scots, Irish, English and French. Visitors can view cannons from the 17th and 19th centuries and other historical displays placed around the fortress.

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