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Dunluce Castle

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Address: 87 Dunluce Road | Co. Antrim, Portrush BT57 8UY, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 2073 1938
10:00 - 17:00
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Gorgeous castle by the sea

Great place to visit - there is an admission fee if you want to go properly into the ruins. But you can also take the steps down towards the sea (which are to the right if you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I arrived at Dunluce Castle at what turned out to be 3:30pm last Saturday. The castle is open until 4pm, and we were walking down the lane when a worker started to lock the gates. He was on his phone at the time, and I said "Are you closed?" to which he raised his finger, instructing me... More 

1 Thank Sean M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to visit - there is an admission fee if you want to go properly into the ruins. But you can also take the steps down towards the sea (which are to the right if you looking toward the sea), and walk around the castle without paying admission. The views of the coast from here are absolutely beautiful. You... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place... Love this castle and it's history... Good day out especially in summer time.. Not good in winter lol very cold and windy... You pay to get in this place.. Parking outside the grounds...

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Portrush, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For years we have driven by the castle not even giving it a second thought. But then one rainy Saturday with nothing else to do, we called in. What a wonderful afternoon, interesting history, stunning views, even on an overcast day and at a reasonable cost. It also runs a number of event days during the summer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a rainy day while we were out exploring Ireland. The view of the castle from every angle is just amazing. At first we went and wandered around the grounds outside the castle, we walked down the steep cliff side to the ocean and collected a few shells and took some pictures of the castle from below.... More 

1 Thank Jillian S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No doubt that the castle itself is beautiful and stunning. However, it is small and there is very little to do here. That said, it is good for a photo stop if you are on the way to the Giants Causeway (which is nearby).

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can find real cave below the castle. It's real castle, with character and history. It's not free, but real value for the work they done on restoration. We launch campaign #onecastleaday to promote Ireland castles.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely old ruin, but as far as ruins go, it's a bit overrated. If you've never been inside a ruined casted in the British Isles, then by all means pay 5£ for the experience. The best part will be the views of the ocean. If you've seen ruins and would like to save some money, take photos... More 

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Milano, Lombardia, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This location is close to Giant Causeway and even if it is not listed as a "must see" attraction on all the guides, it's definitively worth a "stop". Take your time to vist this place and look at the landscape you see from the Castle Tower, it's awesome and you'll surelu be happy to had add this location to your... More 

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Took my nephew who was visiting from Australia around the North coast to see all the sights. Admission charge far to expensive with no concessions for pensioners,would certainly not visit again as its run by National Trust.

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