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 stopped at this place on the way to our hotel. It was a nice detour to take although not certain if it would be worth a day trip. The visitor center was interactive and informative and the ruins ha...  more »
  • Stunning views from the castle ruins! The staff at the visitor centre and lovely & helpful, with lots of information available. It's super windy up there though so wrap up well!!  more »
  • Truely impressive and extensive historical site. The village, no longer visible, which was erected to sustain and support the castle is explained and contextualised very well. The remaining walls and ...  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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