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Dunluce Castle

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Added on 15 Jan 2019,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 15 Jan 2019

Nearby cycle routes and tours

Route nameTypeDist. to route

Derry - Newtownards

Route

0,3 km

Larne to Doolin

Tour

0,3 km

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Type of sights

Castle/palace

 

Name and address

Dunluce Castle

Ballytober Road

GB-BT56 8NE Portballintrae

Geodetic coordinates

55.211389 -6.579167

Communication

Duncluce Castle
Duncluce Castle
Dunluce Castle
Dunluce Castle

Dunluce Castle (from Irish: Dún Libhse) is a now-ruined medieval castle in Northern Ireland. It is located on the edge of a basalt outcropping in County Antrim (between Portballintrae and Portrush), and is accessible via a bridge connecting it to the mainland. The castle is surrounded by extremely steep drops on either side, which may have been an important factor to the early Christians and Vikings who were drawn to this place where an early Irish fort once stood.

Dunluce Castle served as the seat of the Earl of Antrim until the impoverishment of the MacDonnells in 1690, following the Battle of the Boyne. Since that time, the castle has deteriorated and parts were scavenged to serve as materials for nearby buildings.

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Input taken over from:

Wikipedia contributors, 'Dunluce Castle', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 11 November 2018, 03:00 UTC, <https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dunluce_Castle&oldid=868263954> [accessed 15 January 2019]

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15 Jan 2019

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biroto-Redaktion

Nearby cycle routes and tours

Route nameTypeDist. to route

Derry - Newtownards

Route

0,3 km

Larne to Doolin

Tour

0,3 km

Added on 15 Jan 2019,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 15 Jan 2019