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Bright Castle.

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Bright Castle is situated in the parish of Bright near the town of Downpatrick, County Down, It is a three-storey Tower house which was probably built in the late 15th century or early 16th century, it is difficult to discover who built Bright Castle The McCartan and Maginnis clans were local land owners at the time.

Less than half of the original structure survives. The east wall, about 6m long externally, and adjoining fragments of the north and south walls stand to roof level but the western portion of the castle has completely disappeared.

There are some indications that there may have been a vault above the ground floor.

Although there is not a lot to see of Bright Castle, you will be rewarded for your trip by the magnificent views of Dundrum Bay and the Mourne Mountains.

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