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Dunluce Castle

A2 Coast Road, Portrush BT57 8SX, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #2 of 17 attractions in Portrush
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles
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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

great few hours can be spent here the history and the stories are captivating for a young 8 year old obsessed knight

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Naples, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This castle is very impressive and is located on a cliff with spectacular views. 15 minute drive from Portrush, along a very pretty stretch of coastline.

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Manila, Philippines
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This was our first stop. The kids were given an audio guide and a map for the treasure hunt. It's very fun and educational for them. For adults, it's nice to see how the structure was built. You can still see the lintel beams and how the rooms were laid out. There's also a nice view of the coast. Then... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Just a short stop when we're in Northern Ireland and we didn't stay much in the castle premisses but you need at least 2 hours if you want to visit the castle itself. We just want to see he castle as a whole w/o paying anything. Be careful as sudden change weather is frequent

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This ruined castle perches precariously on the cliffs of the northern coast of Northern Ireland. The views are spectacular especially if there are plenty large waves breaking below you. There is not a huge amount to see here so there is a small shop and archaeology display. Plenty of photo opportunities !

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Knoxville, TN
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Gorgeous scenery, fun adventure, it is definitely a must see in N Ireland. We took some beautiful pictures

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This has to have one of the most striking settings of any castle. Hugely atmospheric with an excellent visitors' centre too.

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Northern Ireland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
4 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Would highly recommend a visit!! Stunning views of the north coast, as well as an interesting place to walk around. Parking is limited. The best time to visit is Sunset, as the sun goes down over the castle and coastline. Breathtaking! Ran by the national trust, so there is an admission fee (see my photo)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Had a lovely day out with the kids 15 and 10.Kids enjoyed the treasure hunt and that allowed us adults to have a leisurely look around. Amazing views and a great afternoon out. We took a picnic with us as there is no cafe or anything ( didn't expect one though). Toilet facilities nice and clean. Helpful and friendly staff.... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My favourite place on the whole north coast. Lost count of number of times ive visited. Breathtaking setting and scenery. Well worth the visit folks

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