Dunluce Castle, Portrush

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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  • I've seen a lot of castles. And in Scotland, and in France, and in Belgium and I have to say that this did impressed me, though I thought that the castles I'm immune. The castle is beautifully situated, very well maintained and something is, you should spend on a tour of 30-50 minutes.
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  • Absolutely stop. Really worth the detour. We take full eyes for £ 5.5. Free parking. WC and small shop at the entrance. Very well explained and one can easily imagine the place as it was centuries ago. Don't worry to cross the small bridge even if you dizzy!
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  • I'll admit that it didn't look like much from the road side but we found a parking spot and ventured in to see the ruins. Lots of informative history here with the realization that the castle ruins wa...  more »
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  • Great heritage site with excellent photo opportunities, not only on the site, but on down the coast where you can get great shots with it sitting on the edge of the cliff. What is left of the castle is well preserved and information staff are on hand to answer all your questions. There is an independent cafe in the car park too. It gets quite busy at times and parking is limited but worth visiting.
  • Free attraction - although you can pay £5 to get inside and walk around the ruins of the castle. The views are spectacular and it’s well worth the entry fee. I loved it
  • Love it! Perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean. Beautiful to walk through. Was covered in sand at one point. For you GOT fans, they did some filming here to my understanding.
  • This was a very cool castle. Entry was not too expensive and the views are incredible. The castle is pretty deteriorated but it was still one of the cooler castles I saw on our trip. This isn't too far from Giant's Causeway and other attractions in the area so if you're up here I would highly recommend coming to see this.
  • Really cool, however it closes at 5:00, so we were unable to see the inside and there is enough fencing around it to prevent one from taking any unobstructed views so that was disappointing. We managed to get a few good shots climbing atop one of the stone walls. Recommend you get there early if you want to see it very well.
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