Dunluce Castle


Dunluce Castle,

87 Dunluce Road,

Bushmills, County Antrim, BT57 8UY


Dun Luce Castle is accessible from A2

(the main road) just a few miles east of Portrush and a few miles west of Bushmills.  It is perched on a highland.  From the main road it appears to be rather compact.  Upon entering the castle’s grounds, visitors soon realize its impressive size and many unique features.

Open Hours:         year-round

April-September      10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Last Admission:        5:30 p.m.

Oct. - March            10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Last Admission:        4:30 p.m.

Phone:                +44 (0)28 207 31938

Fax:                     +44 (0)28 2073 2850

Email:                  nieainfo@doeni.gov.uk

Website:               www.ni-environment.gov.uk



2 adults, 2 children      10 pounds

Adult:                            4 pounds

Senior:                           2 pounds

Child Under 16:            2 pounds

Child Under 5:              Free

Groups of 10+:              2 pounds



  1. -guided tours are available if

   booked in advance

  1. -electronic guides are available

   for a ten-pound deposit

- guide books are available in

  several languages:  Polish, Russian, French, 

  Dutch, Czech, German

- gift shop

- many hands-on activities

- electronic tour geared especially

  for children.  It is set up as though children are 

  on a scavenger hunt.

-excellent Discovery Centre with activities that 

appeal to all ages

-beautifully-maintained property

-despite the location of being situated on steep 

cliffs, all precautions have been taken to make 

the visit a safe and pleasurable one.

Gift Shop
& ReceptionDunluce_Castle_Gift.html

History of Dunluce Castle:

The history of this late-medieval and 17th century castle is beautifully illustrated in the Reception area of Dunluce Castle. 

Upon visiting the Reception building, you will be introduced to the MacQuillans and the MacDonnells.  The surrender of Sorley Boy MacDonnell, a Scottish chieftan, took place in 1585.  You will learn how Randal Arranach MacDonnell regained the Antrim lands in 1601.

Randal Og MacDonnell took up residence in Dunluce with his wife, Katherine Manners, in 1638. 

The town was destroyed and  Dunluce Castle was burned down by Irish rebels in 1642.

The remains that are visible today are almost all from the 16th and 17th centuries.

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