Dunluce Castle


If you make the trip to Northern Ireland and want to see a castle then I'd put Dunluce at the top of your travel list. It's not exactly a hidden gem; most people know it and would recommend it, but it's definitely somewhere that lives up to its reputation. Crumbling atop grassy cliffs over the ocean it looks straight out of an Irish legend; a fitting look given the castle's storied history. Legend has Maeve Roe McQuillen fell in love with Reginald O'Cahan, but her father didn't approve of the match and held his daughter captive in the north eastern tower of Dunluce. However as Maeve pined for her true love, until one night a servant helped her escape to the Mermaid's Cavern underneath the castle where Reginald was waiting for her. However it was a stormy night and their boat was dashed against the treacherous coastline. Maeve's body was never found and her ghost still haunts the castle to this day. You can still explore the Mermaid's cave underneath the castle and hear the crashing waves echo.
P.S. It's not all rough terrain to see this castle; we went off the paved paths and stairway for these pictures.


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17 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful! I would love to go there one day. This summer I'll actually be going to Ireland to visit! I love the way your skirt looks there in the grassy areas as well!!!

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  2. The castle looks amazing! I'd love to visit during the summer, when it's warm enough for me haha!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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  3. Your outfit looks really cute and the landscapes look stunning!

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  4. Wow beautiful you have the best locations!!
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  5. This place is simply breathtaking, I'll definitively have to visit Ireland one day!

    http://ariadibari.com

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  6. Okay.....I feel like I have stepped into a fairytale...but to be honest that's my feeling towards most of your posts because they are so scenic and magical! This post is yet another reason why I WANT and NEED to visit Ireland!
    -Madison
    www.minniemuseblog.com

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  7. Such a stunning view of Dunluce. I'm hoping to do a road trip up north during the summer and I'll have to put it on the 'to see' list. Also, I love what you're wearing. The shoes in particular are adorable.

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  8. Good Night these are AMAZING photos!

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  9. Wow! Love the story and great photos! The first image looks straight out of a vintage copy of National Geographic. Gorgeous!
    -Joy
    Outfit Zest

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  10. This place looks so magical! I also adore the skirt!

    Linda
    Typically Linda || Instagram

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  11. I'm pretty sure I've been here (I was too young to pay attention to the places we went on our holiday to Ireland haha) it looks familiar, would love to go back when I head over in April! These pictures are stunning!

    Rai | www.utterardour.com

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  12. Just discovered your Blog I.luv your style. You are so brave to wear some of these outfits on such cold days! Lol
    Please could you tell me what colour you put on your hair? I'm trying to find one like it

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  13. I love visiting castles, they are always so fun and a great day out. these photos are so dreamy <3

    http://www.thewhimsicalwildling.com/

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  14. Ah such beautiful photos as ever. Castles are my fave

    the Quirky Queer

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  15. These pictures are so stunning. And I can't stop saying that I adore your hair so, so much. x

    Nerissa | herwandertales.com

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  17. What a lovely spot!
    The first photograph instantly reminded me of the famous painting called Christina's world by Andrew Wyeth... :)

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