Added by Jordan + Jacki Bolt

On the edge of Northern Ireland's spectacular north coast, take pictures of easily accessible and visually striking castle ruins atop a small, high peninsula.

Records of Dunseverick Castle date back to the 5th century. In the 9th century Viking raiders attacked the remote coastal fortress. Quick research suggests that the castle was intact and in use until the mid-17th century. Today, all that remains are a few tall, skinny corners of the castle gatelodge. The castle ruins themselves are steeped in history and worth photographing in their own right, but the breathtaking backdrop for Dunseverick makes it a must for any photographer who surfaces in Northern Ireland. 

You can photograph the castle from several sides, as the Causeway Cliffs Path winds from one side to the other. A short pathway leads down the cliffs to the coves on either side of the castle, and back up to the actual castle ruins. Options are entirely endless. 

For particularly awesome photos, aim for sunset as the sun sets just behind the castle.

Parking is available near the castle - a nearby parking lot designated for the Causeway Cliff Path, or a roadside pullout also very near the castle.  

Read More

Tags

Chillin
Photography
Beach
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Scenic
Wildflowers

Reviews

Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!

Nearby Adventures

  • Photograph the Giant's Causeway

    Alright, so there are 2 different ways to see this place: 1: Paying a lot of money for a tour and hotel 2: My way, sneaking in and camping (DISCLAIMER: This is Not legal, but Not illegal)From Belfast you will have to take a bus or train to Colerai...

  • Explore Carrick-a-rede

    Located just over an hour north of Belfast lies the tiny island of Carrick-a-rede and the famous rope bridge that connects it to mainland Northern Ireland. The rope bridge was initially built as a way for fisherman to access their fishing nets bac...

  • Walk the Three Distilleries Path

    The Isle of Islay is considered the center of Scotland's whisky tourism. Remote, pictureque and smelling of malt, the island is home to eight active distilleries, with as many as 25 located on the island throughout the years.  Although a few tour ...

    7 miles

  • Relax at Fintra Beach

    Down a steep hill you will find this magnificent sandy beach with clear water.  If you come during swimming season there is a lifeguard.  We were there in early March during a light rain and there were just a few other people walking along the bea...