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Interesting castle that’s free to visit

Sign posted off the main road with plenty of car parking the castle is free to visit. It’s... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2019
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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A pretty ruin

Our tour stopped briefly to see the ruined castle. The castle has a beautiful view of the sea and... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2019
Middletown, Connecticut
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Castle Hill | Dundrum, Newcastle BT33 0LN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 5000
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All reviews mourne mountains main tower stunning views definitely worth a stop within the walls great history picnic tables steep walk walk around great place to visit an added bonus forest walk murlough nature reserve irish sea ruins century bays
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Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

Sign posted off the main road with plenty of car parking the castle is free to visit. It’s reasonably substantial although there didn’t seem to be any access to the keep. Still fun to explore though and obviously by the number of people a popular...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed June 30, 2019

Our tour stopped briefly to see the ruined castle. The castle has a beautiful view of the sea and mountains. Pretty wildflowers are growing out of the castle walls, which are open to the sky.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 11, 2019

While in Ireland, I am always on the lookout for a hidden castle and was so glad to have found this one. Wind through a few small streets and there in front of you, on a hill, are the ruins of a beautiful castle. The...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank MeadvilleMom
Reviewed June 2, 2019

this is an unknown gem. take a little visit. bring a picnic play hide and seek. try and spot the buzzards. stunning views. bring camera and binoculars.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank cathy18661
Reviewed May 8, 2019

We happened upon this castle as we were looking for last minute things to do. Overlooking a quaint little town it is a beautiful ruins, although when we were there they looked like the were making the main tower more structurally stable and it was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 23, 2019

Free i think and easy to get to. Parking at base of castle. Easy to walk around and explore. Worth a look if in the area.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank scott1barden
Reviewed February 25, 2019

Brilliant interpretation really gives you a sense of how busy this castle would have been in medieval times. My 10 and 12 year old loved exploring the 'Castle Walk' and walls which allow access to the most stunning views.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dlkearney
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

Have seen this castle on numerous visits to Dundrum and Murlough but only got around to exploring it recently. The panoramic view of the two bays and the inlet is absolutely breathtaking. The castle itself is one of the largest ruins I’ve visited and I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Edel M
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

Wasn’t too sure if it would be worth the time to stop off at this castle because the view from the road suggests there isn’t really much to see! Took the risk and was glad we had - there is free parking and no entrance...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

A must for landscape photographers. The castle provides a great vantage point to view the Mourne Mountains and Dundrum Bay. Early morning provides great low light sun highlighting the shadows on the valleys and Corries on the mountains. Easy parking and nice walks around the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Patsy T | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don't know! The site is managed by the Northern Ireland Environmental Agency so I would imagine you would need to ask their permission, although I have a feeling they wouldn't mind, as it is freely open to the... More