Dundrum Castle, Newcastle

A Norman fortress from the 12th century, Dundrum Castle was built to overlook the surrounding area and protect the kingdom from its enemies. It's mostly ruined walls now, but the lawns are neat and the views more than satisfactory. To visit Dundrum Castle on your trip to Newcastle, use our Newcastle trip planner.
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  • August 21, 2017
    A fairly small attraction but big enough and undeveloped enough to excite the imagination. Views from the tower are stunning. Quiet even at peak times. Definitely worth the visit.  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    A step walk and you are awarded with stunning views from the Castle walls. On the day we were here the Castle Keep was closed where the views would have been magnificent, hence why only 4 stars!  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    But it was raining on the day the unfortunate went by car. Why sky was traveling many swallows. Exhibits, not just upon the toilet. Just imagine at that time or upon a bunch of good!
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  • July 22, 2017
    Great history. Even one of the Robert the Bruce line attacked this place. Time Team did a dig here. The views from the top of the tower is fantastic, and when you're finished looking around, there's a chippie on the corner, just as you get on to the main street. It's also a sit in, if you want to.
  • June 8, 2017
    This was a really fascinating unguided tour. We were the only ones at the site when we arrived and were able to just roam the grounds with no interruptions. The site allows you to climb up the stairs to the top of the keep, wander the grounds on your own, and experience the castle the way you want. Great add to any trip.
  • July 9, 2017
    Very realistic. Complete with Game of Thrones practice in front of the castle today. The castle is partly ruined, but has not been spoilt by any prettyfying. Spiral staircase in keep not for fainthearted.
  • July 5, 2017
    Thr oldest castle in ireland..i didnt even know..amazind views from top and its free...
  • May 28, 2017
    Really enjoyed visiting this site, was able to get in and around the castles and found it enjoyable. Worth a visit if you are in the area

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