Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Dunluce Castle

Just up the road from the Giant's Causeway is the remains of Dunluce Castle. It is built on a 30 metre cliff on the North Antrim coast. The castle was built around the 16th & 17th centuries. The MacDonnell family lived in the castle.

When the Spanish Armada ship, Girona, crashed into rocks nearby, the MacDonnells salvaged cannons from the ship to defend the castle.

Under the castle is a sea cave called the Mermaid's cave, and it is believed that there was a boat hidden here that could be used for a quick escape to Scotland or Rathlin Island.

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