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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 1 week ago

Excellent job on reviving this historic site. Information center has interesting displays (including period clothes for children to try on) as well as an informative video

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to go to Dunluce Castle because we are Game of Thrones fans and this was used as Greyjoy's castle. Because of time restraints, we only viewed it from the parking lot along with lots of other tourists who didn't feel the need to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank marissa v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drove by Dunluce castle on our way to Bushmills but could't see very much, so we decided to stop. We actually couldn't see much more from the parking lot; it's really just a centuries-old collection of stone walls that someone wants yo to pay an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brenton S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dunluce Castle, perched high on a cliff on the coast of Country Antrim in Northern Ireland and built around 1300s, this is certainly the best medieval ruins we have experienced to date of being in the UK. It has quite a history linked to it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank CelestePienaar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting historical ruins located on a cliff top in a stunning setting. Brought to life with the visual representations of how parts of the Castle looked and worked in centuries gone by. Dunluce Castle is in the same area as the popular Giant’s Causeway and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mike2411959
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best castle experiences I’ve ever lived! These are ruins rather than a restored castle where you see artifacts encased in glass behind velvet ropes. Not here! This place has Atlantic winds blowing through it and miss growing on its centuries-old stone walls....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank lmitravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'll admit that it didn't look like much from the road side but we found a parking spot and ventured in to see the ruins. Lots of informative history here with the realization that the castle ruins was only a small part of the entire...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mikeyt53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very much enjoyed visiting the village and the castle ruins. Good informational handout and plaques on the grounds. Castle is windswept, and the waves crash directly below the walls. Romantic and eerie!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank VivienneR811
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

This is not a National Trust property but is managed by The Historic Environment Division of The Government.Not really expensive to enter as the upkeep of Dunluce Castle and the other 200 or so monuments must be colossal!The staff are professional yet friendly and very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Compass43677412495
Reviewed 3 November 2018

This was one castle I didn't want to miss. In Ireland it seems you could stop every twenty miles for a castle or ruins. You need to be selective... Unless castles are your thing! This one has a great history and spectacular views. Easy to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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21 October 2018|
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Response from S M | Reviewed this property |
Many of the sites are closed November-March. However, there is a parking place to pull off the road to get a good glimpse.
Deborah D
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
Steven C
29 April 2018|
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Response from eileenp560 | Reviewed this property |
Approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour