The property was very bright and clean and large. It was very comfortable. We walked to Giant’s Causeway - along the beach dune route recommended by Keith. Took longer than we expected - so he extended our check out time - which was greatly appreciated. Wish we could have stayed longer.
Real fire in lounge Stool in shower Generous with tea,coffee, &bottled water
close to Bushmills and the Giants Causeway. Good scenic route along the coast
After being initially unimpressed, I have to say I left feeling really impressed and satisfied with my stay. I was initially in a room at the front of the house which i found noisy and had a slightly unpleasant smell. However I asked to move and the second room was perfect. Breakfast was excellent ...
The old style was very nice and the hotel was kept in immaculate order
Dramatically located on a steep headland that plunges straight into the sea off the North Antrim coast, Dunluce Castle is the ruined former home of the legendary MacDonnell clan.
Thanks to its important defensive position, Dunluce Castle was constantly fought over, changing hands many times until one night in 1639, when a violent storm saw part of the structure crash down into the sea below. The castle was abandoned shortly after, and evidence suggests further bad luck befell the village located here when a fire destroyed it just a few years later in 1641.
It’s thought the castle, which is connected to the mainland via a footbridge, was built as far back as the 13th Century and was an important site for both Vikings and early Christians.
Today, the castle still belongs to the MacDonnell family, although the estate is managed by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency. Visitors to this part of the Antrim coast can take an audiovisual tour where they can view animations of what the castle would once have looked like, as well as taking in the stunning views of the castle itself, set against the dramatic backdrop of the North Atlantic.
As one of the most iconic and important monuments in Northern Ireland, Dunluce Castle’s precarious position on a craggy outcrop off the Antrim coast exemplifies an important part in the history of this corner of the country.
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