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Dunluce Castle, Portrush

#1 of 32 in Historic Sites in County Antrim
Must see · Castle · Tourist Spot
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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  • Dunluce Castle is a ruined medieval castle on the edge of a cliff. From the castle you can view the Atlantic ocean and Scotland on good days. Parking space is limited. Doesn’t need to book in...  more »
  • Dunluce Castle is a ruined castle, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It can be accessed by a bridge. It dates from the Middle Ages, when it was an important military stronghold. Dunluce Castle looks...  more »
  • Amazing castle ruins & stunning location. Also has the added G.O.T factor if you are fan. Only cost £5.50 for adult, so good value. Parking free but not loads available. Given nice informative map/leaflet on arrival. Recommended.
  • Been here many times. With mum who has an electric mobility scooter. She is able to walk with assistance so could access most of the beautiful ruins. Very friendly staff. Breathtaking views. Couldn't visit over the bank holiday weekend due to droves of visitors arriving on coaches probably due to the Game of Thrones malarkey. One of my favourite places in the world.

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