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Very prominant on the edge of steep cliffs and over looking the Irish sea. It is even spookier at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
Nice coastal walk with interesting clifftop ruins

Leaving Portpatrick and following a combination of the cliff path and parts of the abandoned... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Castle Bay, Portpatrick, DG9 9AA | 0.5 mile south of Portpatrick on coastal path, Portpatrick, Scotland
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 January 2018

I hate the fact that his ancient building has been cordoned off from the public by the local council. It has turned a beautiful ruin into a very ugly eyesore in the local landscape. I've been visiting Dunskey Castle for 37 years, and there's no...More

7  Thank Eleanor D
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to this area for more years than I would want to admit and always do the Dunskey Castle cliff walk. It never disappoints whether rain or shine. On a night sunny day it is majestic on its cliff edge dominating position...More

1  Thank MacOnTheHill
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All reviews the cliff nice walk sunny day easy walk short walk wooden bridge irish sea old railway first floor beautiful ruin awe inspiring caravan park wild flowers steep climb plenty of seats worth a visit worth the effort
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very prominant on the edge of steep cliffs and over looking the Irish sea. It is even spookier at night with a full moon or brilliant sunset. We stayed at the caravan park right next to it

Thank BobEllis32349
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not possible to enter this site as it's just a carcass in a dangerous condition which is fenced off. Worth a walk up the cliff path but don't expect a lot as the site is also very overgrown and could do with some...More

Thank Deepdiver2011
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Leaving Portpatrick and following a combination of the cliff path and parts of the abandoned railway line. It is a 20 minute walk to the castle. A decent ruin with a few large walls enough for scrambling and exploring. Great vies across the North Channel...More

Thank Polychrest
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Because this castle is in a bad condition it is not possible to go inside. The surrounding is in the same bad condition ( high grass for example ) It is not worth to go to this place.

Thank holgerkirchmann
Reviewed 25 August 2018

A great walk, just out of the village and worth a trip up the stairs to see the beautiful coast and interesting castle ruins. Cliff top walk not too strenuous and if it is clear some great views across to Ireland.

1  Thank Ajaxme
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The walk to Dunskey Castle is on a good path and with great views over the Irish Sea, on a clear day you can see Ireland. After a good walk you start to see the remains of Dunskey Castle which is situated high above the...More

Thank Ron G
Reviewed 4 August 2018

A good walk to get the cardiovascular system going especially with the climb up the steps at the start. The cliff top walk gives a great view of the rock fault inland from the path. The castle is a typical ruin, and is more a...More

Thank crawfie
Reviewed 10 July 2018 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

1  Thank emmamoston
Reviewed 8 July 2018 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

1  Thank caroleh207
Reviewed 4 July 2018

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
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The last S
17 March 2018|
Response from michael m |
Prestwick airport is the nearest roughly 1 hour away.
13 March 2018|
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Response from Fiona C | 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