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Dunluce Castle

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Address: 87 Dunluce Road | Co. Antrim, Portrush BT57 8UY, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-2073-1938
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Weekend away

It's worth paying to look around, you get great views and the discovery room is interesting. Seeing as it's right on the cliff edge it probably won't be there forever so worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's worth paying to look around, you get great views and the discovery room is interesting. Seeing as it's right on the cliff edge it probably won't be there forever so worth a look.

Thank Catherine L
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thought it was a disgrace having to pay into this castle. Inch abbey is free and much more to see. Only difference being a cliff beside it. Poor tourists need to be rich to afford all the amazing stops along the coast. Perhaps a few freebies might help with tourism.

Thank fussybuttrue
Magherafelt, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure and visit here, especially if you have kids - to gain an insight into the history and story of this castle. The new visitor centre is a great addition and provides interactive content. Fantastic photo opportunities for photographers, and a great backdrop for photographing northern lights when it happens.

Thank Daniel K
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dunluce Castle is a ruined medieval castle in Northern Ireland and has been the main focus of many major archaeological excavations. It is a fantastic sight for history buffs and those who appreciate medieval architecture. Just make sure to visit on a day without rain as the surrounding grounds of the castle can become very muddy and slippery.

Thank ILoVermont555
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The castle is such an iconic site and a definite must-see if you're visiting the North for the first time. You can pay to gain access to the ruin but can equally walk around the outside of the castle grounds and down the steps to the waterside and see the smugglers entrance for free. The tickets can be expensive but... More 

Thank Samuel S
Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This is a paid attraction, if you want to actually enter the Castle. But you are able to walk some of the grounds, and get some amazing pictures, without going inside. There is a gift shop where you can buy books, posters etc. The parking is free. There is a little restaurant next to the castle as well. After parking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Arrived too late in the afternoon to get in and arrived too early in the morning to go in the castle. However, in spite of the weather, we were able to get some good shots of the castle and the coast. Hope you fare better, it's a must see!

Thank Cheryl S
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My country of birth and there is nothing like flying into Ireland, no matter where I've lived - New York, St. Pete FL, North Carolina or Bermuda, Ireland has a mystery to it that pulls at your heart. We took a friend from England to visit Dunluce and she was blown away by the beauty of the entire coastline. Definitely... More 

Thank Andrea B
Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Turns out, my family is linked to this quiet, unsuspecting ruin. We had a quiet, fun time. Not too much stress, beautiful views and interesting historical facts!

Thank Claire Dorothy H
Warren, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

As you follow the Antrim coast, you see all sorts of ruins on the cliffs, but this one is expansive, romantic, haunting. It can be seen from a rest stop just beyond it, but if you have time, it might make a nice place to explore and photograph. It's under the care of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency. The windswept... More 

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