Things to see or do
- Directions from Town: On A2 approximately 3 miles East of Portrush on the road to Bushmills.
- Opening times: 1st Oct 2011 – 31st Mar 2012 10am – 4pm daily 1st Apr – 31st May 2012 10am – 6pm daily 1st Jun – 30th Sept 2012 10am – 6pm daily 1st Oct – 30th Nov 2012 10am – 5pm daily 1st Dec 2012 – 31st Jan 2013 10am – 4pm daily 1st Feb – 31st Mar 2013 10am – 5pm daily
- Prices: Adult - £5 Children/Seniors – £3 Children under 5 years old - Free Family (2 adults and 2 children) - £13 Group Rate – (10 plus must be booked) £3 per person
- Mobile narrative: Dunluce Castle. A defended site from at least 500AD. Open 7 days a week. Seasonal opening.
Dunluce Castle: Medieval Irish Castle on the Antrim CoastBushmills Antrim - Northern Ireland
Dunluce Castle is located dramatically close to a headland that plunges straight into the sea, along the North Antrim coast. There is archaeological evidence of a village that surrounded the castle which was destroyed by fire in 1641. The site was also witness to the sinking of a colony ship that broke up on the rocks off Islay in 1857 with the loss of 240 lives.
The 17th Century mainland courtyard, containing domestic buildings, leads downhill to a narrow crossing to the rock, formerly protected by a drawbridge to the gatehouse. The buildings on the rock are 116th and 17th Century.
There is limited disabled access for wheelchair users as the site has a cobbled, uneven surface. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
No admission to unaccompanied children under the age of 16.
ContactTelephone+44 (0)28 2073 1938
Fax:+44 (0)28 2073 2850
Address: Dunluce Castle, 87 Dunluce Road, Bushmills, County Antrim, BT57 8UY