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Dunluce Castle
Dunluce Castle

Dunluce Castle

87 Dunluce Rd., Bushmills, County Antrim, Belfast

The Basics

The cliffside Dunluce Castle features on the itinerary of many round-trip day tours from Belfast and Dublin. Combine it with a visit to the UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway, or take aGame of Thrones tour to discover the show’s many filming locations throughout Northern Ireland. If you have more time and a passion for the great outdoors, discover the ruins and the rest of the picturesque coastline on a comprehensive multi-day walking tour of the region.

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Titanic Belfast Experience,Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle Day Trip from Dublin
Titanic Belfast Experience,Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle Day Trip from Dublin
$80.64 per adult
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Highly recommend!
Fantastic day trip! Daniel and Paulo made a terrific team! Daniel was super knowledgeable about the history of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. He shared tips at each stop to help us make the best use of our time. And he even sang us a few songs. Paulo’s driving skills are off the charts! He maneuvered the bus through some super tight spots and gave us a gorgeous view of the coast at the end of the trip.
Robin_P, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Belfast

star-5
All in all a wonderful day
Michle_B, Aug 2022
Dublin: Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle ,Dark Hedges and Belfast
We travelled with Finn Tours. Yvonne was an excellent guide. She was interesting and gave us a wonderful outlook on Scotland and it's history. She also introduced us to some Scottish folklore. The Giant's Causeway was fascinating to visit and the photo op at Dunluce Castle was a treat. I wish that we would have had a little more time at the Dark Hedges before visiting Belfast.
star-5
A great day
Tara_D, Aug 2022
Titanic Belfast Experience,Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle Day Trip from Dublin
What a great day. Dunluce Castle was amazing! We got great pictures. Giants Causeway was also fun. We had plenty of time to explore and walk down and back up its about a 20 minute walk. We choose the titanic museum. It was a bit crowded. A little disappointed that there were no artifacts but it was still a neat experience. Gary was a great driver/guide. It was interesting to learn about the tension between northern Ireland and the test of the country. Would definitely recommend this tour.
star-5
Great trip to the North of Ireland.
Charles_P, Jul 2022
Titanic Belfast Experience,Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle Day Trip from Dublin
Dave our guide and Pete our driver where fantastic. Dave gave us so much good and fun information. The bus was clean and modern. I wish they would have had a big display of real artifacts at the Titanic experience. Enjoyed the long day very much.
star-4
Awesome
Deepak_K, Aug 2022
Titanic Belfast Experience,Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle Day Trip from Dublin
It was a very smooth and well planned out trip.. Special mention to our guide Shaun and driver Paulo for doing such a good job.. Shaun explained about each and every place.. his light and subtle humor and a song at the end brought smile on every one’s face.. thanks for showing us the beautiful places
star-4
Amazing tour
Mandira_S, Aug 2022
Dublin: Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle ,Dark Hedges and Belfast
The tour was good but our guide was late for the tour at first and I had to go on asking which coach would take us as there were many coaches lined up at the pick up point … the tour itself was good with great scenery and enough time at each stop
star-5
Worth to explore
Sergiy_M, Aug 2022
Belfast - Giants Causeway , Dunluce Castle and Dark Hedges
Well organized, on time, meet expectations, nice experience, comfortable ride, good balance of time for stops and ride.
star-4
Breathtaking Scenery
Gregory_M, Jul 2022
Dublin: Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle ,Dark Hedges and Belfast
The Giants Causeway is spectacular well worth the drive! It's a long walk down but there is bus service available. Tour bus was very comfortable and guide was entertaining. Dunluce Castle interesting and photo worthy.
star-4
Well organized
Martha_G, Aug 2022
Dublin: Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle ,Dark Hedges and Belfast
Well organized; on time; comfortable coach; knowledgeable staff. Would have enjoyed more of a guided tour of Belfast;
star-5
Loved it !
Samantha_G, Aug 2022
Titanic Belfast Experience,Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle Day Trip from Dublin
This trip was my favorite one we did in Ireland. The castle was super cool, and I really enjoyed the giants causeway. The longer hike is 100% worth the views!
star-5
Great trip!
Faith_B, Aug 2022
Dublin: Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle ,Dark Hedges and Belfast
Very fun! Plenty of time at each experience--especially if you bring change for the shuttle at giants causeway. Lots of extra little photo stops. Pleasant guide.
star-5
Great trip
Aysel_a, Aug 2022
Titanic Belfast Experience,Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle Day Trip from Dublin
Great trip, well organised with very knowledgeable staff who genuinely care about their job. Highlight was the Giant’s Causeway.
star-5
Giants Castle, Dunluce Castle & Dark Hedges
Margaret_H, May 2022
Belfast - Giants Causeway , Dunluce Castle and Dark Hedges
This tour was full of interesting locations and information. It was enhanced by the care and attention given by Patrick (our guide) and our driver, who both went above and beyond to make sure we had great day out.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • This is a must forGame of Thrones fans, as well as anyone interested in Irish history and legends.

  • The castle is perched on top of a cliff above the sea, so children should be kept away from the edge.

  • Bring a raincoat and an umbrella, as the weather can be brisk and the ruins provide minimal protection.

  • The site has limited wheelchair access.

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How to Get There

The castle is best reached by road, with most tours offering round-trip transfer to the rural location. Otherwise, visitors can take a train to Portrush or Coleraine, then finish the journey by bus. There is some parking available on-site.

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When to Get There

The castle is open daily. While autumn and winter tend to bring harsher weather, their clear days offer a stunning early sunset and atmospheric photo opportunities. Summer months bring longer opening hours and less exposure to winds and rain.

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Ghosts of Dunluce Castle

With a curious history, including a burnt-out village and rumors of a kitchen full of staff that fell into the sea, Dunluce Castle has its fair share of ghost stories. A popular site with paranormal enthusiasts, the grounds are said to be haunted by a mysterious maiden who calls out on the winds for the love she lost at sea.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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