Bright Castle

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Coordinates: 54°16′29″N 5°41′19″W / 54.2748°N 5.6885°W / 54.2748; -5.6885 Bright Castle is a castle near Downpatrick, County Down, Northern Ireland. It is a three-storey Tower house which was probably built in the late 15th century or early 16th century. 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.

The tower house is a Scheduled Historic Monument sited in the townland of Bright, in Down District Council area, at grid ref: J5066 3822.[1]


  1. ^ "Bright" (PDF). Environment and Heritage Service NI - Scheduled Historic Monuments. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-11-05. Retrieved 2007-12-04.

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