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Kilclief Castle

Shore Road, Strangford, County Down, BT30 7NP
Kilclief Castle

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Kilclief Castle was built between 1413 and 1441, reputedly by John Sely, bishop of Down. This makes it the earliest datable tower-house in County Down and is often used to date other tower-houses in the County.

Features include a machicolation arch, projecting towers and spiral staircases. These unusual features may have been a blueprint for those at Ardglass, Strangford and various other sites.

The site is not suitable for disabled access.

No unaccompanied children under the age of 16.

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* Closed for winter period. Summer opening times to be confirmed.

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Road Directions

Directions from Town:
2.5 miles (4 km) south of Strangford on the A2 facing the sea. Car park opposite.

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