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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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I love Dunluce Castle, always visit when I'm in the area. Unfortunately the weather wasn't good this time so didn't stay as long. It's very atmospheric. Stunning location. Great to stop by in the evening too, wonderful silhouetted against a sunset.

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Eustis, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Make sure you stop at Dunluce Castle for a few hours. There are several path ways around the exterior of the castle including a stairway down to the sea and cave. These paths provide the best photo opportunities and are usually very quiet as most visitors are inside the ruins. Also, further up the coast is a large overlook that... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We were there twice. The first time was after hours where we walked around the outside grounds. The second time was the next morning right when it opened to see the inside. We paid the fee and then were handed a faintly photocopied sheet of paper explaining the details. I asked the man about getting an audio guide and was... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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104 reviews 104 reviews
14 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Very few castles can beat this one for location! Perched on cliffs with a backdrop of the sea, its a photographers dream. Walking around its easy to imagine its former glory. Car park was packed when we came but worth waiting for a space. Very nice reception area and staff at the reception. Beautiful castle well worth the time to... More

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Enniscorthy, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We weren't expecting much from Dunluce Castle. Stop, take photos, back to car. That was the plan. Well, we stayed for almost 2 hours walking around the outer grounds, before making our way inside. The site is preserved very well and if you have kids, be sure to ask about the treasure hunt, they'll love it! Do not skip this... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Nevertheless astonishing when silhouetted against the skyline, not worth the price paid to walk around inside. Best seen from the road.

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Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

dunluce castle has plenty to do, lots of the castle remains and has lovely views out to the sea, worth a visit if you are in the area

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The site from the road is impressive. As you walk around the ruins, it's important to use a little imagination of what this great fortress once looked like. Take some time to look out over the sea. I would also suggest walking down to the cave below that opens to the sea. We did not do that because I was... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

£5.00 in .not much to see but still glad we went to seen it has heard so much a bout it but think it is a rip off

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Wonderful for a day trip for anyone visiting Portrush or the North Antrim Coast area. Not only is it a stunningly picturesque ruin situated against dramatic cliffs and beautiful shorelines but the staff were wonderfully welcoming and helpful. My eight year old son had a fantastic time using the audio visual treasure hunt device to help him search around the... More

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