Dunluce Castle, Portrush

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Experience medieval history on the cliffs of the Antrim coast at Dunluce Castle. Dating as far back as the 13th century, the now-ruined castle represents the rich history of Northern Ireland. Tour the ruins of the great hall to imagine how it must have looked in the past, or climb the cliff-top towers for impressive views of the coastline. Grab an audio-visual guide at the entrance to view animations of the castle’s structures rebuilt and hear information on the castle’s long history. Kids will love the audio treasure hunt, which leads them on a search for artifacts throughout the castle grounds. Using our online itinerary creator, Portrush attractions like Dunluce Castle can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We stopped at this place on the way to our hotel. It was a nice detour to take although not certain if it would be worth a day trip. The visitor center was interactive and informative and the ruins ha...  more »
  • Stunning views from the castle ruins! The staff at the visitor centre and lovely & helpful, with lots of information available. It's super windy up there though so wrap up well!!  more »
  • Truely impressive and extensive historical site. The village, no longer visible, which was erected to sustain and support the castle is explained and contextualised very well. The remaining walls and ...  more »
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  • Beautiful castle. Has about the best view of all the castle I visited. It us still fairly intact. There is also lots of good information via as to what is what, where people lived and when everything happened. They have been doing some archeology of the surrounding area where the village once was and giving more insight into how they lived.
  • Cool castle ruins. The staff was extremely friendly as well. There is a path below the castle to a cave. But it was closed for repairs, I really wanted to check it out. From the castle, the views of the coast are amazing.
  • Unfortunately, last entrance is at 16:00 already, which we missed by some minutes. As such, we could only enjoy this impressive castle from the outside. Still, nice spot to stop by when you are at Giant's Causeway anyway.
  • Scenic castle directly on the cliffs. Just had a view from the outside (entrance is 5 GBP), but it's a good experience as well. Definitely worth a stop while driving the coastal route
  • One of the best place in northern Ireland. Take a full walk around the castle, it will be like you are taking round of see. in-between there will be a bridge, spent few minutes over there and after completing the walk come down and try to touch the sea water, feel the sea sore..be careful while going down it will be slippery.
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