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One of the most beautiful and magical places I have ever been, and it’s free. What more can I say... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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A little piece of history

We have visited Portpatrick a few times but this was the first time we made it along to Dunskey... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carole H
Hamilton, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Castle Bay, Portpatrick, DG9 9AA | 0.5 mile south of Portpatrick on coastal path, Portpatrick, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful and magical places I have ever been, and it’s free. What more can I say stunning costal walk, only a few people around was perfect

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited Portpatrick a few times but this was the first time we made it along to Dunskey Castle. The walk along the clifftop offers a fabulous view but be aware there are a good number of steps to climb before it levels off....More

Thank Carole H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to this castle many time form an early age when I used to live nearby but for some one new to the are visiting and a nice slow walk to the castle not a lot to see but some nice views from the cliff...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic weather made this walk to Dunskey Castle from Portpatrick extra special! The views from the cliffs over the Irish Sea are unbelievable, as are the wild flowers and butterflies on the way! It is a fairly steep climb up the steps but there are...More

Thank Jesscrown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an easy hike for me & my husband, 70 & 64 yrs old. First glimpsing the castle in the distance, looming dark against the crystal blue sky, gave me shivers. Perched there cliffside, absolutely nothing around except the ocean crashing below & the...More

Thank Vicki L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fairly easy and short stroll along the cliffs from Portpatrick (after you've climbed a lot of steps). Some good views from the clifftops. Castle itself is a ruin and you can't really get in it.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Try to imagine you were there 100's of years ago, overlooking the sea and looking out toward Ireland, warm peat wood fires and surrounded by the cold stone, a Castle "what a place" but I appreciate quite a walk on the cliff path. In the...More

1  Thank Martin B
Reviewed 20 April 2018

the views are spectacular...bench along the way to the castle allows you to watch the birds and hear the sea. Ruins are fun to explore. Great place to enjoy nature and not crowded!

1  Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Freezing cold day I was not dressed properly wearing jeans in the driving snow and rain but despite that it was a lovely walk the Castle itself was beautiful and the views amazing. Only negative was the amount of litter that was dumped in nooks...More

3  Thank Scott O
Reviewed 7 April 2018

The title says it all, really. Definitely worth a short walk, up a large number of steps from the sea front and then along a cliff. Lovely views all around.

1  Thank Colin S
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13 March 2018|
Response from fionadavidc | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is due to the proximity to the edge of the cliff
brian e
7 March 2017|
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Response from donnam535 | Reviewed this property |
sorry no thes a small village near by though