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Dunluce Castle

State Care Monument Dunluce Castle is situated on the Antrim Coast, 5 km east of Portrush and 3.5 km west of Bushmills The roofless ruins are breathtaking especially at dusk, or in the sunshine with the white chalk cliffs of Portrush close by. It was the former home of the clans McQuillan and MacDonnell.




0.5 miles

OS Map

Sheet 4

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type



Tarmac paths and steep steps

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Dunluce Castle, Visitor Centre managed by NIEA.

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Antrim Coast & Glens

Route Description

Walk from the car park to the castle.

Getting to the Start

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Accessibility Grade

Grade 5

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Café - seasonal opening http://bit.ly/194wKMR
Shop (wheelchair accessible) - April to Sep 10:00 - 17:30, Oct to Nov 10:00 - 16:30, Dec - Jan 10:00am - 16:00
Visitors Centre - April to Sep 10:00 - 17:30 Oct to Nov 10:00 - 16:30 Dec - Jan 10:00am - 16:00 **Please note the Castle will be closed Christmas and New Year**
Disabled toilets with RADAR key - April to Sept 10:00 - 17:30, Oct to Nov 10:00 - 16:30, Dec - Jan 10:00am - 16:00
Wheelchair available


Car park, toilets, interpretation room and shop. Interpretation and guides on site. Entrance fee applies.



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Map of Northern Ireland
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Ratings and Comments

DUPUIS 14 September, 2014 @ 10:39

the first time I visited the causeway, it was in 1945, coming from Portrush with a very old tramway that we had to push in the hillside.Till then I came back several times but the tram has disappeared and I regreted it.

alan walker 5 September, 2013 @ 08:55

attractive and interesting

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