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.




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!!