Dundrum Castle

Northern Ireland Environment Agency owned property
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.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.



Opening times:

Grounds: Open daily all year round

Castle: Open 1st October - 31st March
Sunday only 12:00 - 16:00 (last entry 15:30)

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Newcastle Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

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.
  • Parking Available
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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Contact Details

Castle Road
County Down
BT33 0NF

Tel: (028) 9082 3207
Alt: (028) 9082 3214