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Dunluce Castle

87 Dunluce Road | Co. Antrim, Portrush BT57 8UY, Northern Ireland
44-28-2073-1938
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Portrush
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Clifton, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

As you tour the north coast, make sure to pull in here and tour this Castle - such a magnificent example of a Lord's holding, it just speaks of a long history. The visitors center had great information, audio was available and the educational center was very well laid out for students. Enjoy and take in the history, take alot... More

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Worcester Uk
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31 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A magnificent setting, I'm glad I went in though I would have liked to see more story boards illustrating what the castle would have been like.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is the best castle in all of Ireland. I've been twice before and the second time was just as good as the first. You can hear the sea crashing into the rocks as you are touring the castle. There is plenty to see and the views are what you think of when you think of Ireland.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We had driven past this castle many times over many years and had never stopped in until now. I had thought it was a National Trust property (we are members) and nearly didn't bother when I realised we would have to pay and I am so glad I went in. The cost for a family of 4 was £13 and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Gorgeous backdrop and very educational. They do a very good job of helping you visualise what it was like in its heyday. It is a well kept site too. Recommend paying admission to walk around and climb the tower. Cool thing, you can see the Giant's Causeway rocks in the walls.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Remarkably well preserved given its proximity to the coast, no question. Simply magnificent site and well worth the entrance fee. You won't be disappointed. It would be nice to expose more of the town

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pbiggles
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Not well preserved, but in a stunning position on top of the cliffs. There are boards to help you understand your surroundings and free parking is available.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Sitting on the coast, an amazing relic of medieval times, preserving the regional history of Ireland, England and Scotland. The castle has been well preserved with a very nice exhibit detailing history and showcasing artifacts. The sights and scenery were brilliant. Family pricing available. Worth every penny.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Just off the highway heading from Portrush to Bushmills, these ruins are beautifully set overlooking the sea. It's a great site for a few photographs and the price is right! Free...stop for a few minutes.

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Toronto, Canada
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31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visited the castle after hours, but you can still access a lot of the grounds. The castle really is stunning, clinging to cliffs on the ocean's edge. Make sure to walk down the stairs to see the cave which runs underneath. It's a very iconic castle, and well worth a visit at any time if you're in the area.

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