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Dunluce Castle

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87 Dunluce Road | Co. Antrim, Portrush BT57 8UY, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

After dunluce castle DO NOT TURN LEFT!SAT NAV will take you the back roads past the local area dump!So switch off sat NAV and follow the beautiful coast road to see fabulous beaches,Royal Portrush Golf Course where The Open will be held,Portrush harbour and unique...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you like history this is worth a visit but an hour max. Take a warm coat very windy even on a nice day.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Glitter-Queen
Reviewed 2 days ago

Dunluce Castle is a now-ruined medieval castle in Northern Ireland. It is located on the edge of a basalt outcropping in County Antrim (between Portballintrae and Portrush), and is accessible via a bridge connecting it to the mainland. The castle is surrounded by extremely steep...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This ruined castle is well worth a visit to better understand how and why it became a ruin, but also to give you a great sense of the engineering in creating such an impressive monolith. The information and history is provided in a very digestible...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Justbackandlovedit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a good stop if you visit the North coast of Ireland, very close to famous rock formation of Giant Causeway. The ruins are quite big, however, some parts are not available to go in. There are great view from the castle as well....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Paulina S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited there in the sunny late afternoon and evening on way to Portrush for the night. That view never bored me while observing the ruins of the castle and took lots of photos.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Quest313805
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stumbled upon this gem on a road trip through Ireland and it was the coolest, ever. The day I visited, I arrived right at opening time and it was really cold and windy, so I had the entire site to myself. I really loved...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kate O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle was built in 1500 by the McQuillans and its history tells a story worthy of any tv program. It lies in ruins and looks out over the north coast. The views are spectacular. There is a relatively small car park which is free,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tim G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This castle is one of the most picturesque I’ve seen. We didn’t go inside as we watched videos and did some reading which showed that there wasn’t much left inside and that this particular castle was really to be admired from the outside. We stopped...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KTRWAnderson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stroll and just to soak up the history of one of Ireland’s great castles ,hear stories from , C.s.lewis , yo the game of thrones , led zeppelin and Sorley boy McDonnell .. take your time 30 mins is enough. But take...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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15 March 2019|
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Response from Causeway4U | Reviewed this property |
Hi it is open from 10 to 5 everyday except December and January where it closes an hour earlier everyday.Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.Adult admission is £5.50 and there are concessions for... More
21 October 2018|
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Response from Causeway4U | Reviewed this property |
The Castle is open all year round only cosed for a couple of days at Xmas and New Year.
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5 June 2018|
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Response from Phil C | Reviewed this property |
I would allow at least 2.5 (including the walk either way) hours at Giants Causeway and at least an hour at Dunluce , anything else just wouldn't be doing the places any justice .... depends on how many pictures you like to... More