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Castles, Cliff Walks and Steam Trains !

Castles, Cliff Walks and Steam Trains !

Stunning Attractions on the Doorstep of Dobbins Inn this Summer

We are now well into the summer season with thousands of visitors from both home and abroad staying at Dobbins Inn and heading to Carrickfergus Castle, The Gobbins Cliff Path and the Whitehead Railway Museum.

With a history of over 800 years dating back to medieval times, Carrickfergus Castle is located right across the road from Dobbins Inn. The Norman Castle is a must see for anyone who visits Carrickfergus.

Further down the road in Whitehead we have the award winning Whitehead Railway Museum. This unique attraction tracks the history of railways in Ireland and beyond, with many interactive features it is perfect stop for a family day out this summer.

Beyond Whitehead lies the stunning Gobbins Cliff Path. A guided tour takes you around stunning paths, bridges and tunnels as the original Victorian attraction is bought back to life. One of Ireland's most sought after days out, advance booking is a must when visiting the Gobbins.

If you are visiting Carrickfergus this summer why not base yourself at Dobbins Inn or call in for a well-deserved snack or drink. We have a number of accommodation deals for these great attractions which can be viewed on our special offers page or call reception direct on 02893351905 for further information.

World Vespa Days 2018

World Vespa Days 2018

World Vespa Days Cavalcade set for Carrickfergus on 16th June


Northern Ireland is hosting the World Vespas Days gathering between the 14th and 17th June 2018. It is estimated that over 3000 Vespa owners and enthusiasts will descend on Belfast and the Titanic Quarter for the four-day event with Carrickfergus and its famous Castle the focal point of Saturday’s Programme of Events.


On Saturday 16th June at 10am the famous Vespa Cavalcade will leave the Titanic Slipways and head for the historic town of Carrickfergus. Organisers expect that anywhere between 3000 -5000 Vespa scooters will make the 11 mile journey to Carrickfergus where there will be a Concours d' Elegance at the Castle Grounds which will include entertainment and events for all the family.


As well as the Concours d’ Elegance, the A2 Aces Scooter Club from Carrickfergus will also be hosting a series of events in the High Street and Town Hall including a Custom Show, Trade Stalls and live music throughout the day. For all the latest information on the World Vespas Days 2018 please visit:


Dobbins Inn, in the heart of Carrickfergus is the perfect location to soak up the atmosphere of what promises to be an excellent day. We will be serving food and beverages all day in our restaurant and bar as well as our outdoor barbecue at the front of the hotel for anyone looking a quick bite to eat or a drink to cool down! For those wishing to make a weekend of it, we still have limited accommodation remaining. To check the latest availability, click check availability.  

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