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Dundrum Castle

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Address: Castle Hill | Dundrum, Newcastle BT33 0LN, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-9023-5000
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Well Worth the Visit

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Carole C
Green Valley, Arizona, United States
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Green Valley, Arizona, United States
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

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.

Bristol, United Kingdom
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441 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
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 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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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!

Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is always one of my favourite spots to visit. It's free, and the scenes across the valley to the ocean and the Mournes is spectacular. I've never seen it really busy, even in mid summer. Nothing commercial - no gift shops - an added bonus.

Raphoe, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The castle is a bit of a fixer upper but you can climb to the top and there are great views of the bay. No entrance fee and car parking, worth a look.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Well this for a start. Memories of school outings;now returning with my own children to find this place now stars in G.O.T. Impressive for all that perched high above Dundrum bay with great views. I echo previous comments about climbing frames but would add the caveat ' not for the faint hearted' the main spiral staircase is quite hair raising!

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This beautiful castle has some stunning views over the Mourne mountains. Staff are very helpful and help bring the site to life.

Poole, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Climbing to the top of this castle gives the most amazing views of the Mourne mountains and Dundrum Bay. The castle offers scope for children to explore and is atmospheric and a real delight.


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