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Dundrum, County Down

Castle Hill, Dundrum, NEWCASTLE, County Down, BT33 0NF
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Dundrum is a picturesque village on the south east coast of County Down. It is 35 miles south of Belfast and 5 miles north of Newcastle. The village is best known for its ruined Anglo-Norman castle, built by John De Courcey in 1177, and used to guard the land routes from Drogheda via Greencastle to Downpatrick. With its circular keep and massive walls, it is set high on a hill overlooking the sea.

Murlough National Nature Reserve is a fragile 6,000 year old sand dune system located just on the edge of Dundrum Bay with views to the Mourne Mountains. Murlough is an excellent area for walking and bird watching.

Murlough is owned by the National Trust, which has managed it as Ireland's first Nature Reserve since 1967. 

Download the Dundrum-Walking-Trail Guide for more information on the history of the village.



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