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The Remains of Dunseverick Castle

Dunseverick Castle is another cliffside fortification of Northern Ireland but unlike Dunluce Castle that we visited previously, all that remains today are the ruins of the old castle gate house.

There is an easy trail from the parking area that leads to the coastal cliff the castle is situated on. We chose to admire the castle from afar having been exhausted from our previous adventures of the day. Here are a few photos and some background info of the castle:

  • What stands is not the original stone fort. The original fortifications, which were once visited by Saint Patrick, was decimated by vikings.
  • The current castle dates back to the 16th century.
  • Besides age, the current castle attributes its ruination to the Scottish general Robert Monro and his troops.
Dunseverick Castle, Medieval Ruins on the coast of Northern Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/dunseverick-castle
Dunseverick Castle, Medieval Ruins on the coast of Northern Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/dunseverick-castle
Dunseverick Castle, Medieval Ruins on the coast of Northern Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/dunseverick-castle

Dunseverick Castle Overview

  • Coordinates: 55°07’57.5″N 6°02’29.4″W
  • Fees: FREE
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Usage: Light
  • Pets allowed: Yes