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Greencastle Royal Castle

It is approached across a rock-cut ditch, which excavations revealed to be 7m wide at top, 3m at base & 3.5m deep. The curtain wall had 4 corner towers, of which only the bases of 2 remain. The 4 storey keep, 18m x 8.5m internally, is 13th century with later alterations.

From its setting on a rocky height beside Carlingford Lough, it has commanded the ferry link with Carlingford and defended sea and land communications. Due to various attacks on the castle over time, the building standing to day is a mix of 13th – 16th century structures.

Access is limited for wheelchair users and those who have difficulty walking.

No unaccompanied children under the age of 16.

Opening times

Closed for winter

External viewing only

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Free

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Greencastle Royal Castle

Address
Greencastle Pier Road
Newry
County Down
BT34 4LR
Phone number
T: (028) 9082 3207
Email
Web Address
www.communities-ni.gov.uk/topics/historic-environment
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