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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • 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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