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Dunluce Castle

Address: 87 Dunluce Road | Co. Antrim, Portrush BT57 8UY, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-2073-1938
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Northern Ireland including Giant's Causeway Rail...
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Portrush
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Tyrone
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Breath taking views and my favourite scene on the North Coast. Great place to visit with the family especially on the Historical days that they organise during the summer. Well worth a visit for the face painting, craft, music, entertainers and storytellers and set in the beautiful Dunluce castle on the splendid North Coast

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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181 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

i visited in the summer with my parents and partner. we enjoyed looking at the ruins and the nice views over the castle.

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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit, even on a cold winters day. Rugged scenery is the backdrop to this amazing castle. Wandering around you can sense what it must have been like in it's heyday, such a grand and majestic setting. Good discovery room with facts about the building and the restoration work. Considering a visit in the summer as well to... More 

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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We were the only visitors there on our particular day so we had the castle to ourselves. It's really interesting to look around as you can still get a sense of how it has looked through the ages, with maps and guides and an audio guide included in the price. Really beautiful place to visit, plenty of space for kids... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We got a guided tour which was really informative. There are also boards with information around the site. Great site for those with an eye for photography.

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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

If you are a fan of castles, this one is a must visit. Take the train from belfast to portrush, and then the bus to the castle. I was lucky to visit it while there was a medieval fair, which made it even more worth it. A bit cold even in mid July

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Louisville, Colorado
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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

A must stop when visiting Northern Ireland and The Giant's Causeway. Ruins nestle on the cliff and are well preserved.

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Stanwood, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I've been to the N. Ireland coast several times now and no trip is complete without a stop at Dunluce Castle. No need to spend hours and hours there (unless you want to) Dunluce and surrounds can be enjoyed in a couple of hours of viewing. The castle and grounds are meticulously maintained and with just a bit of imagination,... More 

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Hradec Králové, Kralovehradecky Kraj, Czech Republic
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Nice and well-preserved ruins by the sea. Very nice service at the reception. Nice view of the cliffs. I took advantage of student discounts for admission here :). You can buy coffe to go in pub near to car park.

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Dublin
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85 reviews 85 reviews
55 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This castle looks quite stunning, perched on a cliff top, overlooking the sea with magnificent views of the coastline on a clear day. An interesting enough castle - I didn’t bother with the audio guide - sometimes I think these can give information overload - but there was enough information boards throughout the ruins to keep me informed. Make sure... More 

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