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Dunluce Castle is one of Northern Ireland’s most epic castle ruins: it’s located on the coastal edge of a basalt cliff and surrounded by steep drops on either side.

  • The current castle was built in the 15th century.
  • It’s said that over time, parts of the castle have fallen into the sea.
  • In the 1590s, the cannons from the nearby wreck of a Spanish Armada (the Girona) were installed in the gatehouses.
  • The McQuillan Banshee (Maeve Roe) is said to haunt Dunluce Castle.
  • The castle was once owned by Winston Churchill (ownership through marriage).
Dunluce Castle, Medieval Irish Ruins on the Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/dunluce-castle
Dunluce Castle, Medieval Irish Ruins on the Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/dunluce-castle
Dunluce Castle, Medieval Irish Ruins on the Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/dunluce-castle
Dunluce Castle, Medieval Irish Ruins on the Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/dunluce-castle
Dunluce Castle, Medieval Irish Ruins on the Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/dunluce-castle
Dunluce Castle, Medieval Irish Ruins on the Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/dunluce-castle
Dunluce Castle, Medieval Irish Ruins on the Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/dunluce-castle
Tower of Dunluce Castle, Medieval Irish Ruins on the Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/dunluce-castle
Tower steps at Dunluce Castle, Medieval Irish Ruins on the Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/dunluce-castle
Tower interior at Dunluce Castle, Medieval Irish Ruins on the Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/dunluce-castle
Dunluce Castle, Medieval Irish Ruins on the Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/dunluce-castle
Dunluce Castle, Medieval Irish Ruins on the Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/dunluce-castle
Dunluce Castle, Medieval Irish Ruins on the Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/dunluce-castle
Dunluce Castle, Medieval Irish Ruins on the Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/dunluce-castle
Dunluce Castle, Medieval Irish Ruins on the Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/dunluce-castle
Dunluce Castle, Medieval Irish Ruins on the Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/dunluce-castle
Bridge arch window at Dunluce Castle, Medieval Irish Ruins on the Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/dunluce-castle
Rocky coastal arch near Dunluce Castle, Medieval Irish Ruins on the Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/dunluce-castle
wildflowers at Dunluce Castle, Medieval Irish Ruins on the Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/dunluce-castle
Bridge arch window, Dunluce Castle, Medieval Irish Ruins on the Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/dunluce-castle
Dunluce Castle, Medieval Irish Ruins on the Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/dunluce-castle

Dunluce Castle Overview

  • Address: 87 Dunluce Rd, Bushmills BT57 8UY, UK
  • Fees: Adult £5; Seniors £3; Children (4 – 16) – £3
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Usage: Moderate
  • Hours:10am – 5pm; Last admission 4:30pm
  • Pets allowed: No