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Dundrum Castle

Castle Hill | Dundrum, Newcastle BT33 0LN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 5000
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“main tower” (3 reviews)
“free car park” (4 reviews)
Castle Hill | Dundrum, Newcastle BT33 0LN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 5000
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

up high with a lovely view, this is a peaceful, relaxing setting. landscaped yard and a trail through the woods enhance this effect.

Thank greenfeet
Reviewed 17 September 2017

I stayed in Newcastle for a night and the castle was one of many sights to see. It's a pretty 12th Century castle ruin, typical of hundreds of others throughout Ireland, and it's worth a look. It's easily accessible.

Thank NHjo
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Dundrum Castle, Co. Down is in ruins, but it’s obvious that it was a massive structure in its day. There is no charge for entry, and plenty of free parking, o that will please everyone, but please wear sensible shoes. It was wet and slippery...More

Thank DubTwosome
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

An old ruin at the end of a cul de sac in the village of Dundrum. Good views over the inner and outer bays and the south of the village. The Mourne Mountains are seen to full advantage from the upper parts of the ruins....More

Thank donard8
Reviewed 2 September 2017

A hidden gem in the lovely town of Dundrum surrounded by trees and a treat to discover. Free admission and plenty to look at in the castle itself, the Blundell house ruins (17th century) and the spectacular views across Dundrum Bay to Murlough and the...More

Thank carriegault
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

My five teenage boys and I visited the castle on a day trip from Dublin to Belfast. Unfortunately, we got there after they had licked the tower but it was still a wonderful stop and a beautiful photo op! The boys enjoyed exploring the area...More

Thank wgmsmom
Reviewed 21 August 2017

A fairly small attraction but big enough and undeveloped enough to excite the imagination. Views from the tower are stunning. Quiet even at peak times. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank ruthhuddleston
Reviewed 21 August 2017

A step walk and you are awarded with stunning views from the Castle walls. On the day we were here the Castle Keep was closed where the views would have been magnificent, hence why only 4 stars!

Thank scottharkins1971
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Well worth a visit if you are in Dundrum area. There is a great lot of historical information on display about the origins of this castle.

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Wonderful sense of history within these ruins and the panoramic views are stunning over Murlough Bay and the Mournes. There is a free car park and entry into the ruins is also free. The site is very steep and sensible footwear is necessary. Difficult for...More

Thank Susie H
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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