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Dunluce Castle

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Dunluce Castle

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duck8to wrote a review 22 Jan
Montville, New Jersey6,285 contributions1,304 helpful votes
Dunluce castle is situated on a craggy outcrop on the treacherous Antrim coast of Northern Ireland. It is about 3 miles from the Giant's Causeway and Bushmill's. If you are in the area it is quite possible to visit all three sites and raise a glass at Bushmill's as well. It is the ruins of a medieval castle and the seat of the McDonnell clan. Prior to the castle being built, Dunluce was an early Christian and Viking fortress before the McDonnell clan took possession. It became the base of Sorley Boy McDonnell. The ruins are well signed but imagination is still required. There is also a printed guide upon entering which is helpful. Tickets can be purchase at the castle and online and if memory serves me cost 5.25 pounds. Children under 4 were free. The tower was closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, masks and social distancing were observed. The castle was featured in "The Game of Thrones" with the aid of a lot of CGI. It was the House of Greyjoy, who ruled the Iron Islands. I really think the effort at complete restoration would pay financial dividends.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Peter W wrote a review Oct 2020
Newport, United Kingdom278 contributions84 helpful votes
Step back in time and throw yourself into the days of grandeur / fortification and fear ! This castle has many tales to tell which is so well explained with the printed guide provided on entry. The grounds are well signed and the views out across the sea and along the coast are breathtaking. A great few hours of a pastime era.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from LoveHeritageNI, Owner at Dunluce Castle
Responded 7 Oct 2020
Thank you, what a thoughtful review!
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Brian G wrote a review Sep 2020
8 contributions10 helpful votes
We enjoy visiting historic ruins. Tower was closed due to Covid restrictions, but otherwise site is open with plenty of space for social distancing. A good couple of hours out with good views on a clear day (which we had). We could see the Scottish island of Islay.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Alan W wrote a review Sep 2020
Ireland533 contributions122 helpful votes
Great views and very informative. A fine example of Irish castles. Friendly staff. There is a fee which isn't too exorbitant and you are supplied with an information booklet to keep you appraised of the various areas of interest within the walls.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from LoveHeritageNI, Owner at Dunluce Castle
Responded 17 Sep 2020
I'm really glad you enjoyed your visit. We are working hard to ensure that we remain a welcoming place to visit as well as ensuring we have appropriate Covid 19 safety measures in place.
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Vinoveritas wrote a review Sep 2020
17 contributions4 helpful votes
This was way more impressive that I thought from reviews etc. It is well worth the entrance fee, so well maintained and conserved.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from LoveHeritageNI, Owner at Dunluce Castle
Responded 15 Sep 2020
Thank you for taking the time to add such a positive review. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit.
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