"Dunseverick Castle" Northern Ireland Things to Do Tip by MalenaN
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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.
Directions: North Antrim Coast
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