Monday, 30 May 2011

Dunluce castle and others

This is what my Children would have considered a real fairytale castle, situated on a high rocky promontory with the only access over a very narrow bridge from the outer ward. To add more to the mix there is a cave underneath where obviously a dragon or some such creature would have dwelt.

I'm sure in its hey-day it would have had a coat of limewash and stood out far more clearly along this rocky coat of North Antrim.


The NIEA website has a nice feature that shows a panoramic view the gives a far better impression of it than my photographs. (link)

Further alone the coast are a couple of other castles in equally striking situations but time has not left as many remnants.

Kinbane


Dunseverin

2 comments:

Ubique said...

Beautiful looking scenery. They certainly knew where to locate their castles.

Ray Rousell said...

That's a very beautiful looking castle, I'm afraid my kids listen to their mother too much, they'd call it a pile of rock!!