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Castle Hill | Dundrum, Newcastle BT33 0LN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 5000
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All reviews mourne mountains free car park great history within the walls information booth breathtaking views sunny day picnic tables worth a visit picnic spot free admission steep walk surrounding countryside on display great place to visit forest walk murlough nature reserve
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wasn’t too sure if it would be worth the time to stop off at this castle because the view from the road suggests there isn’t really much to see! Took the risk and was glad we had - there is free parking and no entrance...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Valerie R
Reviewed 22 October 2018

A must for landscape photographers. The castle provides a great vantage point to view the Mourne Mountains and Dundrum Bay. Early morning provides great low light sun highlighting the shadows on the valleys and Corries on the mountains. Easy parking and nice walks around the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Polychrest
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Simply LOVE this castle. Entrance is free (the main keep is locked outside normal visiting hours but the grounds are always accessible. Great for exploring and some fantastic views of The Mourne Mountains which really should be seen.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank annemn245
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed walking around the ruins the views from top partof the castle is beautiful. Looking out into the sea.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Timothy T
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Very nice setting with fantastic scenery. We did not get to walk the trail as it was after the windstorm from last week.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Roscel18
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Google maps told us to go up a steep rocky road--we hiked instead and found out there was a brown sign down on the highway up a different road. The castle is a ruin with nice walls and an old residence in front of it....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank sgphoto
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Lovely wee Castle and you might get to see some fellows re-inacting some swordplay etc.. Steep walk but great views from the top, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank MickO167
Reviewed 3 September 2018

we was recomended to visit the castle ruins so as we had sometime to spare we did and as it was a clear day there was some great views

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank rwsc07
Reviewed 28 July 2018

I think this place is a bit of a hidden gem. The walk is charming and once you arrive at the castle you are rewarded by sweeping views of Dundrum Bay and Murlough Nature reserve.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank JocMcBr
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Really great castle with wonderful views from the top steps, the steps themselves are a bit small and curve so not for the not so sure footed. Although there is a hand rail to help.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank murphyclan2017
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Response from Patsy T | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don't know! The site is managed by the Northern Ireland Environmental Agency so I would imagine you would need to ask their permission, although I have a feeling they wouldn't mind, as it is freely open to the... More