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Address: Castle Hill | Dundrum, Newcastle BT33 0LN, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-9023-5000
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Great spot for a visit on a sunny day!

Dundrum Castle in Dundrum Co Down is the remains of an ancient castle and is well worth a visit, especially with children in mind but also for adults who are interested in history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Dundrum Castle in Dundrum Co Down is the remains of an ancient castle and is well worth a visit, especially with children in mind but also for adults who are interested in history.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

You can either walk up to the castle on a footpath through the woods or park in a car park just outside. The grounds are free to enter. The castle is ruined but enoufgh remains to give you a sense of its layout and purpose. There are a couple of information boards but if you want to know more you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Lovely view when you climb right to the top of the castle. Worth a visit if you're in the area on a nice day! No charge either.

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Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My daughter wanted to come here for her first communion photographs, and they turned out beautiful. The scenery and castle made a great background and i was able to use my imagination in creating great photos for her to treasure forever. If you have a special occasion that you want a great background then Dundrum Castle is the place to... More 

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Rimbey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This 13th century castle and grounds are well maintained. Visit is well worth while. The view of the surrounding country side is spectacular.

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Green Valley, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

If you are staying in Newcastle, this is a terrific sight close to town. The ruins are fun to explore and the scenery is terrific. Adults and children alike would enjoy exploring every nook and cranny available.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I saw the signs to this place whilst driving through so went to have a look. The castle is a couple of minutes drive from the main road and has a decent sized car park with a few picnic benches and a signposted walk into the nearby woods. The castle itself is quite a good sized ruin with the manor... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Dundrum Castle is on the way from Belfast to Newcastle and well worth nipping in to see- it takes around half an hour but you are allowed to climb the towers on the edge and walk around at leisure. It's free and the views to the Mourne Mountains are stunning. Keep an eye out for the sign though as it's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Dundrum castle is built on a hill with lovely views across dundrum bay and views of both the Mourne Mountains and Dromara Hills. The ruins give you a clear impression of what the castle originally looked like and how it was laid out. Worth a visit when passing buy but too easy to miss as it is hidden by many... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

A good place for kids to roam about the castle and old ruins.Car parking and picnic tables are not accessible directly from castle grounds and there can be some traffic on the access road.Views of Mournes and Dundrum bay are spectacular!

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