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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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  • Incredibly well-preserved manor house with beautiful views of the coastline. There are toilets on-site and some activities for kids. A reasonable admission fee. The castle was understaffed when we... 
    Incredibly well-preserved manor house with beautiful views of the coastline. There are toilets on-site and some activities for kids. A reasonable admission fee. The castle was understaffed when we...  more »
  • Stopped here while on northern coast, but castle was closed for the day. You could see from the parking lot, and some good photo shots, but no entrance. Disappointed. 
    Stopped here while on northern coast, but castle was closed for the day. You could see from the parking lot, and some good photo shots, but no entrance. Disappointed.  more »
  • Such a beautiful place - sitting on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea. The paved walkway from the parking lot down to the castle is a little steep. I use an electric scooter and had no... 
    Such a beautiful place - sitting on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea. The paved walkway from the parking lot down to the castle is a little steep. I use an electric scooter and had no...  more »
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  • It was a castle right off the cliffs with wonderful views of the coastline. The best part was the views of the arch. There were still lots of walls and spaces to walk through. You could imagine what it looked like, but it wasn't like walking through many of the castles in France. It was fun anyway. Take a look if you are in the area!
  • Loved this place. It wasn't originally just an extra stop on my drive to check out but this actually ended up being one of my favorites. Such great views and I went on such a sunny day. The pictures came out beautifully
  • It would have been better if you could have a cup of tea or coffee but there are no facilities. Also be aware of leaving the car park as it is a very dangerous exit onto the main road. Otherwise it is an interesting place to visit and the views are great.
  • Definitely has been one of my favorite castles. Whether you want to geek out in history, or like me in GOT. This place is amazing. Walking thru it makes you wonder how they lived before, and also what shots were used on GOT. The staff is extremely friendly. I went on a Sunday afternoon and it was lovely, not crowded at all. And THE VIEWS are 10 out of 10 !!!
  • We enjoyed our visit to this castle. Of course, the Game of Thrones association adds an extra interest if you're a fan, but the overall history is interesting. It was a beautiful location too.

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