Dunluce Castle

Walking Route

State Care Monument Dunluce Castle is situated on the Antrim Coast, 5 km east of Portrush and 3.5 km west of Bushmills The roofless ruins are breathtaking especially at dusk, or in the sunshine with the white chalk cliffs of Portrush close by. It was the former home of the clans McQuillan and MacDonnell.

East Strand, Portrush , West Strand, Portrush and Whiterocks Beach are all popular local attractions.


0.5 miles

Start Point:


Finish Point:


Point of interest:

Dunluce Castle, Visitor Centre managed by NIEA.

Nearest town:


OS map:

Sheet 4


Tarmac paths and steep steps


Walk from the car park to the castle.


Car park, toilets, interpretation room and shop. Interpretation and guides on site. Entrance fee applies.

Accessible toilet facilities:


Accessible terrain:

Tarmac paths

Getting to the start by public transport:

Bus from Portrush to Bushmills on A2. Stop on main road adjacent to Castle.

Opening times:

**Please note the Castle will be closed from 25th to 27th December 2013 (Inclusive) and 1st January 2014 due to Public Holidays**

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Bushmills Visitor Information Centre
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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