Visitors to get a real glimpse of medieval life at Dunluce Castle

Visitors to get a real glimpse of medieval life at Dunluce Castle

Throughout the summer, visitors to one of the Antrim Coast’s most iconic landmarks are being treated to a glimpse of life in medieval times.

Every Saturday until August 11 the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) will recreate what life was like at Dunluce Castle, the spectacular cliff top castle between Portrush and Portballintrae.

NIEA Archaeologist Rhonda Robinson explained: “Every weekend throughout the summer visitors will have a wonderful opportunity to experience what life was really like at this late medieval castle.

“Each weekend you will get a chance to meet different medieval figures from Dunluce, servants and soldiers, ladies and lords. Listening to their stories and watching how they demonstrate their crafts and weapons will help bring the history of the Castle alive and give visitors a sense of what life was like in this dramatic castle.”

Dunluce Castle was once the stronghold of the McDonnells, Earls of Antrim and Lords of the Isles.

This event is just a small part of NIEA’s ‘Bringing History Alive’ programme held across Northern Ireland. For more information visit the NIEA Facebook page or text Daysoutni to 66101.