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Dunluce Castle

A2 Coast Road, Portrush BT57 8SX, Northern Ireland
44-28-7082-3333
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Ranked #5 of 17 attractions in Portrush
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Brussels, Belgium
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54 reviews 54 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

location is striking on steep cliffs, there were staff/entertainers around when we visited, and the signs giving potted history and reconstructions interesting and quite well done. Does not justify a long visit but quite fun for a short stop on the road

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Download the audio app before visiting to learn more. We visited the Mermaid caves below (with no safety concerns)!

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Telford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Well worth waiting to find a parking space (it gets very busy in the small car park). The admission fee includes a really useful audio guide which helps you get a feeling for the place. You can also explore the caves underneath the castle for free as long as you don't mind a very long set of steps.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The castle can be easily missed, we drove past and turned around as we were driving past and we were glad we did. Lots of information without being too much in the rooms before you go to the castle itself. We were given a photocopied sheet of information to take around which we referred to a few times. The views... More

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hampshire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Great castle, we happened to be passing when they had a free medieval afternoon, which gave free access to the castle with various live events & stalls. It was extremely busy but lots going on, we had a nice leisurely walk around the castle taking in the medieval ambience. Really well run event, lots of entertainment & really interesting. Worth... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I was mesmerized by this castle - or ruins of a once glorious castle. The sight of it was breathtaking, beautiful in a tragic sort of way as I learned of its history. The setting/location and ruins were riveting and I stared at it for a long time.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is a beautifully prepared and maintained caste ruin with a fascinating history and well informed staff. It is also beautiful. Well worth a visit.

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Longmont, Colorado
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We visited Dunluce Castle late in the day with our two teenagers (15 and 19). They enjoyed the peace and quiet as well as exploration of the site as much as we did. Luckily, we arrived late in the day so we had the site to ourselves. Our itinerary for the day was Carrick-a-rede bridge, Giants Causeway and Dunluce to... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Even though Dunluce is a bit more broken down then Carrickfergus, the National Trust is really working very hard to maintain the castle appropriately. The underground cave where the small skiffs could come in was amazing to see.

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Fort St. John, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Though it was a bit foggy we stopped in for a tour of the castle. The fog actually added a bit of mystery to the scene - glad we stopped in.

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