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Dundrum Castle

Castle Hill | Dundrum, Newcastle BT33 0LN, Northern Ireland
44-28-9023-5000
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Ranked #7 of 14 attractions in Newcastle
Type: Mountains, Castles
Activities: Hiking
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Not much to do although is nice to visit when the weather is good. nice location for picnic but no attractions/facilities

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Bangor, N Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Worth a visit just to get some stunning photos of Dundrum Bay and The Mournes. The castle itself is fairly well preserved and worth seeing. It's a short walk uphill from the village but there is a car park right at the castle if you don't like steep hills. It's nice to have an attraction that is both worth visiting... More

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Portaferry, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

built in 1186 one of oldest castles in Ireland. great position overlooking dundrum bay and mourne mountains. parking up at castle, walk to ruins, most in good condition. its free and a nice couple of hours for a picnic on a sunny day.

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Pendleton, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

This castle was built in the 12th century and sits on a nice area overlooking Dundrum Bay in N. Ireland. You can drive right to a parking lot that is adjacent to it, or you can make the 10 - 15 minute walk from the main street of Dundrum. There is a forested area that was a park for the... More

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Portadown, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

First time here. Impressive views and the castle grounds are very well maintained. It's also FREE!! Treat yourself to lunch at the Mourne Seafood restaurant or the Buck's head afterwards!

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exeter
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Excellent castle - should be visited as part of a mini-tour of NI or of County Down. You should include the Mournes, Newcastle and Downpatrick (for the cathedral and museum).

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Ajax, Ontario, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

While staying in Newcastle we visited the Dundrum Castle. It was fascinating walking through the ruins that once was a liveable Castle. We climbed to the top and saw some amazing Scenery.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

My daughter said to stop here as we were passing it on the way to Newcastle. She had done some recent archaeology at it with Queens University. She showed me where they were digging and explained some of the history of the place which was great for me as I had not been here before. The castle itself is not... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Dundrum castle is always on the list when I take friends round County Down. Younger visitors enjoy climbing the vantage points and adults the photographic opportunities across the inner and outer Dundrum loughs and across to Newcastle and the Mournes. It's also the best place to explain the geography of the area. A good opportunity to stop for a Brennans... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

nice castle ruins. lovely views over dundrum bay. Parking and toilets available. great on a nice day

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