A pretty Medieval village with a lot of history and tons of charm, Carlingford is packed with centuries-old cottages and crooked lanes. The seaside town has roots from the Viking era and is located on the east coast of Ireland. Visitors flock here for the history, culture, and beautiful photographs of a quintessential Irish town.
History buffs will love King John's Castle which stands in semi-ruins overlooking the town and dates back to the 12th century. Next, cross the harbor into the town through the only surviving original gate -- Thosel. Once in town, head to Carlingford Heritage Center to get your bearings of the town and brush up on its past.
After seeing the remains of the old Dominican Friary (built in 1305), the stone carvings of national monument, The Mint, and the 16th-century Taafe's Castle, make sure to stop off for a traditional pint and pub grub in the village.
For a truly Irish folkloric experience get down to the Leprechaun and Fairy Underground Cavern, where visitors can take tours and hear tales of these legendary creatures.
Wonderful hiking trails are also on offer in the Cooley Mountains, packed with lush views across the greenery.
Any time of year is great for a vacation in Carlingford but aim for spring or summer to make the most of longer days and the sunshine.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Carlingford. The hottest month in Carlingford is July, when temperatures peak at 85 ˚F. The coolest month is March, when temperatures drop to 22 ˚F. The wettest month in Carlingford is January with 6.87 inches of rain, while the driest month is September with 1.44 inches of rain.
Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, Hostelworld, Homeaway and more at AllTheRooms.com. Carlingford has 130 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Carlingford is available at $34 per night. The average price of accommodation in is $254 per night.
Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Carlingford can pick from 45 places to stay that provide WiFi. We have 6 accommodations that come with a breakfast included. If you are driving to Carlingford, you'll want to pick from 57 places to stay that provide parking.
Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 15 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
87 of our places to stay in Carlingford have been rated by previous guests. They rated 58% as excellent or good. 49 places to stay in are instantly bookable.