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Dunskey Castle

Castle Bay, Portpatrick, DG9 9AA | 0.5 mile south of Portpatrick on coastal path, Portpatrick, Scotland
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Dunskey Castle - Ancient Ruin

I hate the fact that his ancient building has been cordoned off from the public by the local... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
Eleanor D
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Perth, United Kingdom
Worth the walk from the town

Quite a strenuous walk with many steps to negotiate from the town and then a walk on the cliff path... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
SHEEPY2012
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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 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

2  Thank Eleanor D
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Quite a strenuous walk with many steps to negotiate from the town and then a walk on the cliff path so not for the faint hearted but worth the effort. Stunning scenery around as well.

Thank SHEEPY2012
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Another old ruin sta high atop the hills looking back to Portpatrick, You will need your boots on or sturdy shoes at the very least, and there are steps too, it is quite ruined but again still very picturesque, it is an interesting old building...More

Thank fionadavidc
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We had an early walk up the cliff top to the castle, a pleasant walk to a very ruined castle. A bit of a steep climb via steps, plenty of seats for a rest en route.

Thank breakshall
Reviewed 22 August 2017

A short walk from portpatrick up some steps and a windy path. I have been coming to portpatrick since i was a child and have many a time from then until now visited dunskey castle. At one time you could get in but it was...More

1  Thank jacksc907
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of the most scenic and amazing places I have seen. I had the luxury of visiting this castle on a sunny day which made the visit so much better. I would recommend this any day over more illustrious castles such as Stirling...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Have been going to PortPatrick for years and only just discovered this historical sight. A lovely walk along the cliff-side and you're greeted by the castle on the horizon. Inside is accessible although maybe slightly dangerous - care when entering is necessary.

Thank dcoates96
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Wow!! Amazing ruin in the most stunning location. Easy walk up which is well fenced where the drop is steep. Incredible views. Very much worth a visit.

Thank Clairebarbs
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Lovely walk , stunning views,not much left to see of ruin , but worth the effort on a sunny day. Lots of steps .

Thank dos200
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

Thank MacOnTheHill
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brian e
7 March 2017|
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Response from donnam535 | Reviewed this property |
sorry no thes a small village near by though
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donnam535
23 November 2016|
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Response from JayneSmith34 | Reviewed this property |
There is a car park on the shore in Portpatrick right at the bottom of the steps leading to the Castle.
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