King John's Castle

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King John's Castle information

Location
Carlingford , Ireland
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Carlingford was first settled by the Vikings, and in the Middle Ages became an English stronghold under the protection of the castle, which was built on a pinnacle in the 11th to 12th centuries to control the entrance to the lough. On the western side, the entrance gateway was built to allow only one horse and rider through at a time. King John spent a couple of days here in 1210 en route to battle in Antrim.

Ask at the tourist office about free tours during Heritage Week .