Dunluce Castle has long been one of the most popular attractions on our stunning Causeway Coast.
Rising dramatically from the sea, its imposing ruins bear witness to centuries of history and legend dating back to the 13th Century.
Bloody battles for the coveted site between rival clans, tales of banshee apparitions and the castle kitchens falling into the sea one stormy night in 1639.
But it’s the huge success of epic drama Game of Thrones which has truly put it on the international tourist map.
Tens of thousands of fans of the hit HBO series visit the castle on tours around the show’s many key film locations in Northern Ireland.
Its amazing ruins are used for many exterior shots of the Pyke stronghold, seat of the House of Greyjoy – rulers of the Iron Islands.
Similar to Dunluce and nearby Carrick-a-Rede , the ancient fantasy castle sits on a sheer cliff which has been eroded by wild seas, leaving its towers on stone stacks connected by swaying rope bridges.
And this fantastic drone movie – taken by filmmaker Shaun Costello – shows Dunluce Castle at its most breathtaking.
Rising above the ruins, the footage circles the site, allowing us to study it from the sea and many different angles with a bird’s eye view.
It then pulls back to show the Co Antrim site in relation to the spectacular coast in the background.
Shaun previously told Belfast Live: “I first started taking these videos about two years ago.
“And as I live on the North Coast, it’s hard not to be inspired!”
We hope you were as impressed by this fab footage as we were. You can check out more of Shaun’s movies at his YouTube site.
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