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Dundrum Castle

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Address: Castle Hill | Dundrum, Newcastle BT33 0LN, Northern Ireland
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Awesome Norman Castle

Very impressive Norman Castle which has been superbly kept and the majority of the infrastructure is still standing. It is easily accessible with good parking facilities and is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tom S
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very impressive Norman Castle which has been superbly kept and the majority of the infrastructure is still standing. It is easily accessible with good parking facilities and is open all day long. You get amazing views of the Mourne Mountains and Dundrum Bay from the top of the castle. A must visit for any keen historians or for those who... More 

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Newry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Friday to find all locked up and no opening time info displayed. Really bad for tourists. I managed to negotiate a fence and climb up most of way to top. Again not enough signage displayed so I was disappointed. The place could be so much more used and promoted.

Thank frankm654
Belfast, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Excellent chance to look round the ruins of a wonderful old castle with a commanding view of Dundrum Bay and learn more about the history of Ireland.

Thank Letitia F
Darwin, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

I was staying in an Airbnb just below the castle so I had to make an effort to visit it. I was the only one walking around late one afternoon which for me added to the experience. The views from the hill are spectacular, the ruins have a certain kind of charm, if you're ever in the area I'd recommend... More 

Thank magimay19
Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Quite a steep hill to walk up but really worthwhile on a clear day as you can see for miles around. Amazing view. Take a picnic and just watch the world go by.

Thank sgr_smithGladys3
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

A piece of history nestled into Dundrum and a welcome addition to the local coastal walks. There is a convenient car park at the base of the castle. Recommend reading up about the history prior to your visit; it will give you a better sense of the geographical important of this edifice.

Thank Mike C
Okanogan, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice walk up to the castle. Lovely sheep and views a long the way. Even greater views from up at the castle. This type of ruin was just what I have waited my whole life to see! (I am from WA. State) There was no one else around, no fee. We felt we could take our time to explore and... More 

Thank teriland1
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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Free spot to visit with kids or with family or friends. If you have a spare half hour or hour around the Newcastle/Dundrum area. Lovely views of the mournes and Dundrum bay that you won't get anywhere else. My Gran use to take me and my brother here every summer to soak up a bit of local history. Sometimes the... More 

Thank SamDM28
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Nice walk, great views and love that it was free. Not much in the way of signage with the history which is a shame.

Thank canadiantravels30
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Good exploring visit with great views over the bay. Suits any little boys who have played knights. Picnic area although it was windy.

Thank knfm2016

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