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Dundrum Castle, Newcastle

4.7
#3 of 28 in Historic Sites in County Down
Mountain Castle
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. Plan your Dundrum Castle visit and explore what else you can see and do in Newcastle using our Newcastle trip itinerary maker.
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  • Impressive castle with awesome views over Dundrum bay and the Mourne mountains. Short walk from Dundrum main street. Nice circular woodland walk waymarked from the castle.  more »
  • Half way through Dundrum from Downpatrick is a sign on the left indicating a steep road up to the castle, then a right onto another road. There is a good sized car park and a walk up to the castle, wh...  more »
  • At the top of a hill behind Dundrum, County Down is a well preserved mediaeval castle. There are lovely views out to sea and South to the world famous Mountains of Morne  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Thr oldest castle in ireland..i didnt even know..amazind views from top and its free...
  • 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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