DUNLUCE CASTLE

This late-medieval and 17th-century castle is dramatically sited, on a headland dropping sheer into the sea on the north Antrim Coast. It creates an exciting image of danger and adventure backed up by its history. It was first documented in McQuillan hands, in 1513, and later became the stronghold of the McDonnells, Earls of Antrim and Lords of the Isles.
The 17th-century mainland court contains domestic buildings leading downhill to the narrow crossing to the rock, formerly protected by a drawbridge to the Gatehouse. The buildings on the rock are almost all of 16th/early-17th century date.

Access & Booking
Winter (1 st October to 31 st March) Open daily 10.00am to 4.30pm
Admission: Adult - 2.00, Ch/OAP - 1.00, Child under 4 - Free, Group Rate - (10 or over) 1.00 per person
Summer (1 st April to 30 th September) Open daily 10.00am to 5.30pm

There is an entrance gate from the car-park into sloping mainland court which is linked to the main buildings on the rock by a narrow footbridge. There are some modern surfaces but there are also areas of original paving and cobbles.

TEL: 02890 546754 Email ehsinfo@doeni.gov.uk
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Getting Here
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