Dunluce Castle, Portrush

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Experience medieval history on the cliffs of the Antrim coast at Dunluce Castle. Dating as far back as the 13th century, the now-ruined castle represents the rich history of Northern Ireland. Tour the ruins of the great hall to imagine how it must have looked in the past, or climb the cliff-top towers for impressive views of the coastline. Grab an audio-visual guide at the entrance to view animations of the castle’s structures rebuilt and hear information on the castle’s long history. Kids will love the audio treasure hunt, which leads them on a search for artifacts throughout the castle grounds. Using our online itinerary creator, Portrush attractions like Dunluce Castle can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We enjoy visiting historic ruins. Tower was closed due to Covid restrictions, but otherwise site is open with plenty of space for social distancing. A good couple of hours out with good views on a.....  more »
  • Great views and very informative. A fine example of Irish castles. Friendly staff. There is a fee which isn't too exorbitant and you are supplied with an information booklet to keep you appraised....  more »
  • This was way more impressive that I thought from reviews etc. It is well worth the entrance fee, so well maintained and conserved.  more »
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  • Amazing castle ruins & stunning location. Also has the added G.O.T factor if you are fan. Only cost £5.50 for adult, so good value. Parking free but not loads available. Given nice informative map/leaflet on arrival. Recommended.
  • Been here many times. With mum who has an electric mobility scooter. She is able to walk with assistance so could access most of the beautiful ruins. Very friendly staff. Breathtaking views. Couldn't visit over the bank holiday weekend due to droves of visitors arriving on coaches probably due to the Game of Thrones malarkey. One of my favourite places in the world.
  • The castle is beautiful and well worth the trip. Bonus: A beautiful wedding was taking place on the adjacent ridge today. Posting this 'distance' photo, in case the Bride and Groom see it and want to add to their collection.
  • It was COLD! Dress warmly it was May when we went and we had scarfs, hat, gloves, sweater, and rain jacket and the wind just cut through it all. Beautiful views and you are able to walk through the castle.
  • The best castle ruins in Northern Ireland. Hands down. The fact that it's built along the cliffs with one part of the castle only accessible with a bridge. It's mind boggling to think of the skill needed to build this castle hundreds of years ago. Fantastic views of the ocean from the ruined walls of the castle, nothing but cliff and water.

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