Dundrum Castle, Newcastle

4.7
#3 of 7 in Nature in County Down
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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  • A nicely maintained Norman castle ruin with good explanations provided. Safe and well kept grounds, a nice castle forest walk around the castle mount. From the castle you have wonderful and breath-tak...  more »
  • Sign posted in Dundrum the Castle is situated on a hill. There is a free car-park and toilet facilities. It is a steep walk from the car-park and mightn't be suitable for some. There are picnic tables...  more »
  • up high with a lovely view, this is a peaceful, relaxing setting. landscaped yard and a trail through the woods enhance this effect.  more »
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  • Brilliant place. You can climb the ramparts to get an epic view of Dundrum bay and beyond. There was also some sort of emo medieval weaponry club meeting while I was there which added greatly to the atmosphere
  • 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.
  • So much history. Great views. Tour is awesome. And for an Game of Thrones fan its a must see destination.
  • 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.
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