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Dunluce

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

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This ruined seat of the Macdonnells, originally held by the MacQuillans, has one of the strongest and most spectacular coastal promontory sites of any castle in Britain. The large hall and its ancillary chambers date from the 1620s, when Sir Randal Macdonnell was made Earl of Antrim, as do also the service buildings of the lower ward and the offices in a large unfortified court on the landward side. Two much older circular towers remain on the east side, and there is a gatehouse of the 1580s with turrets of typically Scottish type.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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