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“Beautiful historic site”
Review of Dundrum Castle

Dundrum Castle
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$56.97*
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Belfast Day Trip from Dublin
Ranked #5 of 27 things to do in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful historic site”
Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

12th century medieval castle ruin. We were able to explore the whole area and climb up into the castle keep...no charge. Climbing up the winding narrow stairs to the top gave you a feeling of what it must have been like to live in the old castle. Very small and cold and damp! The views of the bay were magnificent and it was obvious why this was the perfect spot for a defensive castle. We loved it and would encourage anyone who is in the area to visit this old historical site!

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Dundrum, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Lovely old castle”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

This old ruined castle is a must if in this area. On a clear day the views from the top of the tower are fantastic. There is plenty of room to have a picnic and the car park is free. Children will love it.

Visited August 2012
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Not the most exciting place "BUT" worth a visit”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

I sometimes forget all the places I visit because there on my door step and sometimes you forget how nice they are and how describing them on Tripadvisor could help others not from here.. Now Dundrum Castle is a cracker spot to stop for ten minutes while out on our motorbikes for a we break or if your passing with the family its a cracker spot for a picnic. The only thing I would say is who ever looks after the hedges please cut them down a bit as you have to stand on one of the picnic tables to get a good photograph of the beautiful Dundrum Bay. On a sunny day with the tide in our out the view is worth going to see if nothing else its once again beautiful.

Visited March 2012
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Northern Ireland
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70 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Hidden treasure!”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

Everyone should acquaint themselves with this wonderful piece of history on our doorsteps. The day I last went there, an archaeological team were doing a dig - and found something!

Visited June 2012
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Magic setting”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

Good information and interesting to see. What's left of the castle is well preserved.

Visited July 2012
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