Carrickfergus Castle

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A former soldier is seen here, nicknamed “Buttoncap”, he is said to have murdered a man in a fit of jealousy, but was later executed; in his last breath, he vowed to haunt the castle. He is commonly reported by the old well.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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Geographic Information

Carrickfergus Castle
Marine Hwy, Carrickfergus
Antrim BT38 7BG, United Kingdom

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54.7138036, -5.806713800000011
Nearest Towns:
Eden, UK (1.0 mi.)
Kilroot, UK (1.6 mi.)
Woodburn, UK (1.7 mi.)
Greenisland, UK (2.6 mi.)
Bellahill, UK (2.6 mi.)
Carrickfergus District, UK (2.7 mi.)
Carrickfergus, UK (2.9 mi.)
Ballycarry, UK (4.0 mi.)
Newtownabbey, UK (4.0 mi.)
Jordanstown, UK (4.3 mi.)


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