What a beautiful place to build a castle

If you travel along the coast road between Bushmills and Portrush, you will come across the dramatic setting of Dunluce Castle. Built in a strategically brilliant but a practically ridiculous setting, the castle is now a ruin. It’s a complete wreck, but therein lies its charm.

The first castle at Dunluce was built in the 13th century. In subsequent years, the castle went through the hands of a number of powerful local families including the McQuillans and the Clan MacDonnell.

Legend has it that at one point in the history of Dunluce, a large part of the kitchen collapsed into the sea leading the lady of the manor to refuse to live there any more.

The castle has been featured on a couple of album covers and appears in a number of films.

Details: Dunluce Castle


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