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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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
13 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

These fantastic ruins are near Port Rush In Northern Ireland and are a great link between Scotland , Northern Ireland and the Normans. The history is enthralling and its so much worth a visit. The ruins are fantastic and are so well looked after , its well worth a visit .

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Manchester
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Stunning location, good value, fantastic views, and very well kept. The site has not been over renovated or plastered with signs, and is the perfect balance between a historical authentic setting and informative guide. Children can easily run around.

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Belfast NIreland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I have been visiting the North Antrim Coast for years and never stopped at Dunluce Castle. This is why I didn't realise how big a site it is and how interesting. There are even a few interactive displays for children. Definitely worth stopping.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

What a stunning location. Easy to get to and relaxed atmosphere. Great as part of a day trip to see the Giant's causeway, rope bridge

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Whitworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Worth a visit if you don't mind paying to get in. Although the castle is ruined, most of the walls and features are still intact and you are free to wander round most of it (you can still climb steps to the upper levels in some points).

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Gorgeous castle - stunning scenery and great service from the NIEA staff. Entrance is charged, but given the money goes to help upkeep of this and other heritage assets, this is perfectly reasonable. Junior took part in the audio 'treasure hunt' which was great for keeping his interest.

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New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Ok--so I was getting a little tired of seeing ruined castles. This one had free access down close to the shore and made for great pics. Can't say the tour was worth it because we opted not to take it. The gift shop is a joke; there were a few pix of a Games of Thrones scenes and when we... More

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Moneygall, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It's a nice place...but an expensive to look around. We did a quick walk around but didn't pay into to look around.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We walked around this castle rather than entering in the castle grounds. You can get amazing views of it from above and below by walking the pathway to the right of the visitors entrance. There are several shallow steps, so be careful, but it is worth the walk. It is amazing to see the remnants of this castle still standing... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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