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. With our international travel planner, Portrush attractions like Dunluce Castle can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 20, 2017
    This was so beautiful. They views from this castle are outstanding. I hope everyone gets a chance to visit.. I hope to visit again...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    one of the landmarks which would be regarded as a must see if travelling the Antrim Coast, Make sure you take a camera, better photos can be taken from road but nowhere to park.  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    This castle is a real mixture of time periods and has an interesting history. The free guide has information about each part of the castle and there are information boards around too. It's right on th...  more »
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  • May 17, 2017
    Amazing castle! It has wonderful ocean views. If you go to the very end of the castle, and look left through the window, you can see a limestone arch in the coastline. It's a beautiful view! My wife and I spent hours here and had a great time chatting with Michael, one of the workers. They were all super nice! Castle was left in the original state, not rebuilt, so there's definitely a ruins feeling here. Great history, beautiful site!
  • July 12, 2017
    Dunluce Castle is close to Bushmills and Giant's Causeway. It's got gorgeous views of the surrounding coast, and you can access some of it for free. The parking is free as well, but spots are rather limited. Your ticket includes a map of the castle. The biggest downfall is opening hours. The castle closes at 5pm, so you should plan to be there an hour before if you want to walk through the whole thing without rushing. In comparison to other ruins cross Ireland this one is more intact than most. Definitely worth a visit!
  • July 18, 2017
    Really neat place with a bloody history. Good paper guide to aid you and great for (older) kids to run around. Highly recommend if you're looking for castle ruins with an amazing view of the water. Parking is tight if busy and the road is very narrow.
  • July 19, 2017
    Love to see this beautiful powerful castle. 100% recommend making this a priority. Sun up or setting are my preference for photography reasons.
  • July 14, 2017
    Absolutely stunning views!! Was also nice to walk down the path to the side for more views... but the path to the cave is closed, a man fell down while we were walking by so I don't suggest ignoring the sign.

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