I have visited Dundrum, County Down on a number of occasions over the last month. On previous visits I was ill equipped for the type of photography I wanted to experiment with so we ventured out for some close up shots of the stranded boat. Sadly though, we arrived at full tide so we ventured to the Castle this time ill equipped for landscape photography.

Dundrum Castle is a Norman castle, situated in the town of, wait for it, Dundrum, County Down, Northern Ireland. It was founded in 1177 by John de Courcy, following his invasion of Ulster.

The castle was built to control access into Lecale from the west and south, stands on the top of a rocky hill commanding fine views south over Dundrum Bay and the Mourne Mountains, the lands west towards Slieve Croob and the plains of Lecale to the east. Sadly six hundred years on it appears to be a great place to eat take away chips and drink Buckfast and you don’t even have to dispose of your rubbish in a bin either.

There are a few more photos from the castle in the Dundrum flickr set here.