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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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Interesting wander with great views

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Debbie R
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Debbie R
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

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.

Thank Andrew G
Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank 935kareno
Rimbey, Canada
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91 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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.

Thank whack4
Green Valley, Arizona, United States
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank Carole C
Bristol, United Kingdom
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495 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 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 

Thank MarcusHurley
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

Thank Luke B
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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 

Thank Peter D
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53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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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!

Thank Ger111
Calgary, Canada
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67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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.

Thank smcevoy

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