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Dundrum Castle

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Address: Castle Hill | Dundrum, Newcastle BT33 0LN, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-9023-5000
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$51*
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Belfast Day Trip from Dublin

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Fair 360 degree view

It was one of those grey overcast days time to explore, Dundrum is a 15 minute drive from Newcastle County Down. The castle is easy to access and free to view. It stands on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Grant W
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Albany, Australia
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Albany, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was one of those grey overcast days time to explore, Dundrum is a 15 minute drive from Newcastle County Down. The castle is easy to access and free to view. It stands on the tallest mound in Dundrum and has 360 degree commanding views. Quite a lot of history and worth a visit.

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Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in town and walked to the castle. I was there on a dry day; pretty much everything is outdoors, except there is some coverage in the main tower. The castle is free, and is open to explore (at least on the Friday I was there), with signs posted around to help explain the history and describe the area of... More 

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Thank 1thankfultraveler
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the views over Strangford lough. Peacefully beautiful. Loads of climbing and photo opportunities. Selfies city. 😉

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Thank abbey4eddie
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can drive up to it. Parking free. Free entry. A wee climb to top but wonderful views of Murlough bay and Mournes. A bit of grass to play games. You can also walk around perimeter.

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Thank 30Paul27
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We climbed a twisty stone staircase to the top of the keep - there was a handrail so we felt secure. The views from the top were incredible and really worth all the climbing! It was very peaceful and scenic. There's a free car park right next to the castle too and some woods.

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Thank Lucy M
Leixlip, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

take the time to walk up to this castle & climb to the top of the ruined castle walls - you'll be rewarded with great views of Dundrum Bay & further to Newcastle & the Mournes. There is also a good walk around the outside of the castle where you can enjoy some of the local wildlife.

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Thank gerandcol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of our favourite places to go. We love the scenery - 360 deg view at the top of the castle. You can hear the sea birds call below, the tranquility of the place is wonderful. The Mourne mountains look stunning and there is a delightful cafe at the bottom of the hill - Blue Bay - which is friendly... More 

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Thank Moira B
Peak District, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely crumbling ruin. The boys loved scrambling. The views were breathtaking; absolutely lovely spot Keep locked when we went; apparently National Trust look after it on Mondays, and do not open it all up....visit on a different day!

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Thank Helen R
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Ancient place, open and easy to acces, welcomy guard (former film´s actor in fact! he will proudly provide you a pic with him) very well kept place, beware climbing up the old stairs.

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Thank Darby O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Dundrum castle is such a lovely place to visit I would recommend that you walk to the top the views you get over dundrum and mournes are outstanding wort a visit Couldn't load a picture because app keeps crashing

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