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Dunluce Castle

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87 Dunluce Road | Co. Antrim, Portrush BT57 8UY, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2073 1938
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 September 2015

This lovely ruined medieval castle sits on the edge of a headland, 100 feet above the sea, along the North Antrim coast. It’s considered to be Ireland’s most romantic castle. Surrounded by jaw- dropping coastal scenery, the castle stands where an early Irish fort was...More

5  Thank wendhmagz
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 19 January 2017

My girlfriend and I arrived at Dunluce Castle at what turned out to be 3:30pm last Saturday. The castle is open until 4pm, and we were walking down the lane when a worker started to lock the gates. He was on his phone at the...More

5  Thank Sean M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 was only a small part of the entire...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very much enjoyed visiting the village and the castle ruins. Good informational handout and plaques on the grounds. Castle is windswept, and the waves crash directly below the walls. Romantic and eerie!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not a National Trust property but is managed by The Historic Environment Division of The Government.Not really expensive to enter as the upkeep of Dunluce Castle and the other 200 or so monuments must be colossal!The staff are professional yet friendly and very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one castle I didn't want to miss. In Ireland it seems you could stop every twenty miles for a castle or ruins. You need to be selective... Unless castles are your thing! This one has a great history and spectacular views. Easy to...More

Thank LutheranLadySanDiego
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although a National Trust site and therefore costly to get in we spent a couple of hours here as part of our coastal tour. A handout plus plaques provide you with information. Found the scratched image of a sail boat done centuries go.

Thank OnTheList66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This castle his situated on a cliff and part of a wall has fallen in the sea at one point. There is a very small bridge between the two part of the castle. A must.

Thank b0b2145
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely, family trip to Dunluce Castle, stunning views, the kids loved it. Staff very helpful, explained interesting bits of the history when asked but did not weigh you down with info. Would definitely recommend.

Thank GBGIreland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Dunluce. The views were absolutely jaw-dropping!! Walking around in the ruins really makes you appreciate how much work must've went into building this. I woud love to have seen it in it's "Hey Day".

Thank Angela V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I guess our experience with Dunluce Castle wasn't on the same level as most other peoples as we felt this wasn't that great. We felt like this was an example of some ruins that just happened to still be somewhat standing so now they charge...More

Thank redhead_roaming
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking can be a challenge and this is a very popular tourist spot. This very large castle is in a beautiful location with magnificent views of the coast. You check in and pay at a small visitor center - it was 11 pounds for 2...More

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21 October 2018|
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Response from S M | Reviewed this property |
Many of the sites are closed November-March. However, there is a parking place to pull off the road to get a good glimpse.
Deborah D
5 June 2018|
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Response from Phil C | Reviewed this property |
I would allow at least 2.5 (including the walk either way) hours at Giants Causeway and at least an hour at Dunluce , anything else just wouldn't be doing the places any justice .... depends on how many pictures you like to... More
Steven C
29 April 2018|
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Response from eileenp560 | Reviewed this property |
Approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour