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Dundrum Castle

Castle Hill, Dundrum, County Down, BT33 0NF
Dundrum Castle

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Believed to have been built in or around 1177, Dundrum Castle was built by John De Courcy as part of his coastal defence after he invaded Ulster.

Dundrum Castle is located on a wooded hill north-west of Dundrum village near Newcastle. It controls access to Lecale and dominates Dundrum Bay. Its main purpose was to control the land routes from Drogheda to Downpatrick.

Access may be difficult for wheelchair users as the site is a sloping rocky knoll.

No unaccompanied children under the age of 16.

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  • Open Sundays

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

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Opening Times

* Castle Grounds open all year round.

Visitor Centre Open:

September 2022 - April 2023:
10:00 to 16:30 Wednesday - Saturday
13:00 to 16:30 Sunday

Christmas/New Year:
Saturday 24 December CLOSED
Sunday 25 December CLOSED
Monday 26 December CLOSED
Tuesday 27 December CLOSED
Wednesday 28 December CLOSED

Sunday 1 January CLOSED

Open on Thursday 29 - Saturday 31 December and Monday 2 January onwards.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Directions from Town:Travelling in the direction towards Newcastle in Dundrum Village centre turn right onto the Manse road (Castle is sign posted). Take the 1st right onto the Castle Hill road and travel along this road for 0.2 miles. The Castle car park is on your right hand side.

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