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Dundrum Castle

Castle Hill | Dundrum, Newcastle BT33 0LN, Northern Ireland
44-28-9023-5000
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Ranked #6 of 15 Attractions in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Castles
Activities: Hiking
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Newport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had two very good trips here. The setting is magnificent and the Castle itself is most interesting, especially for history lovers. Picnic facilities are good, opening hours are great, and there are good activities on offer for all the family.

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Dallas, Texas
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157 reviews 157 reviews
79 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is free and there is plenty of parking. You can climb to the top of the tower and have a great view overlooking the land and water nearby. I still marvel at the designs and architecture of these behemoths build over 800 years ago. Most of it is in ruins but enough remains to make it interesting since it's... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The view was amazing we got perfect weather for it too! The man in the box showed us his swords and told us a little history but my most favourite part was rolling down the hill weeeeee!!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
33 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We came after hours, which meant that we had the whole place to ourselves. The castle isn't that large, but is still full of character. Make sure to climb up the stairs to the top of the smaller tower that looks towards the water (the main one was closed). You'll be rewarded with a stunning view of Dundrum bay.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

What a lovely spot with amazing views over the Bay. Great place to enjoy the views, have a walk back in time and just relax and.........it's free! The only 'blot' is the fact that some visitors seem unable to read the signage on the gate i.e. "keep dogs on leash" - we were 'accosted' by 3 barking, leaping dogs which... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Tucked well back from the main road, I was delighted when, out of curiosity, I followed the road signs and discovered Dundrum Castle. At the top of a steep road, there's a roomy carpark with picnic tables. Beyond this lie the Castle ruins, which are being properly preserved. There's no entrance fee and there are clean, well kept toilet facilities.... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The castle ruins are easy to get to and you are free to wander the grounds on your own. (no cost!) The views of Dundrum Bay and the Mourne Mountains are breathtaking. My kids had a ball climbing through the old rooms and walls left behind. Great spot for pictures!

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Port Perry, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It is a steep walk from the main road but we managed to push a wheelchair up the hill from our rental condo by the shore. The views of the Mourne mountains and Dundrum Bay are stunning. The castle itself is amazing to see with hundreds of years of history contained in the walls. There are convenient picnic tables and... More

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coleraine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Lovely old castle overlooking Dundrum Bay and the mountains. Great views from the walls. Lovely atmosphere.

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Kilkeel, null, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great view of Dundrum bay and the mournes the historic site of Dundrum castle lovely picnic area great place for wedding photography

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