"Dunseverick Castle" Dunseverick Castle Tip by MalenaN

Dunseverick Castle, Northern Ireland: 1 reviews and 5 photos

  Dunseverick Castle
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  • Dunseverick Castle - Northern Ireland
      Dunseverick Castle
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  • Dunseverick Castle - Northern Ireland
      Dunseverick Castle
    by MalenaN
  • Dunseverick Castle - Northern Ireland
      Dunseverick Castle
    by MalenaN
  • Dunseverick Castle - Northern Ireland
      Dunseverick Castle
    by MalenaN
  • Dunseverick Castle - Northern Ireland
      Dunseverick Castle
    by MalenaN
 

Not much remains of Dunseverick Castle. The small ruins are from a castle built in the 16th century, which was destroyed by General Munro in 1642. A tower survived for many years, but it finally collapsed into the sea in 1972.

Dunseverick was for long an important site. Already in 1525BC a fort was built here by one of the Kings of Ireland, Sobairce. In the 5th century Saint Patrick visited the castle several times and in 870 the castle was attacked by Vikings.

The ruins are situated on a rock surrounded by the sea on three sides. Even if the ruins are not impressive the surroundings are beautiful and the history interesting. I passed the site when I walked along the Causeway Walk between Giant?s Causeway and Ballintoy, but at Dunseverick the main road is running very close to the sea so you can see the ruins even from the car or bus.

Address: Bushmills BT57 8SY
Directions: North Antrim Coast

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 11, 2011
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