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Kinbane Castle

Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“car park” (31 reviews)
“hidden gem” (12 reviews)
“steep steps” (7 reviews)
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Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
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"car park"
in 31 reviews
"hidden gem"
in 12 reviews
"steep steps"
in 7 reviews
"kinbane head"
in 6 reviews
"the cliff"
in 9 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 6 reviews
"be careful"
in 7 reviews
"small children"
in 5 reviews
"flights of stairs"
in 3 reviews
"take your time"
in 4 reviews
"off the beaten path"
in 4 reviews
"b b"
in 5 reviews
"toilet facilities"
in 2 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 2 reviews
"certain level"
in 2 reviews
"tourist spots"
in 2 reviews
"catch your breath"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The castle is mostly ruins, but there is a great view of the coast. The sheep there grazing you will swear must be ready to fall into the sea.

Thank sethavery
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Kinbane was much lovelier than I expected. The view is just breathtaking once you round the bend on the path from the car park. There are a lot of steps down to the castle area. This makes for an exhausting trip back to the car....More

Thank Alisa B
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

I am obsessed with Kinbane. This was our second time in Ireland and first time seeing Kinbane. The fact that there aren't too many tourists was awesome, but I wish we spent a longer day here. This is a perfect place to bring a picnic...More

Thank Andrea B
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This was an amazing find one day when we just followed a tourist brown sign! Absolutely beautiful and definitely worth the 150 odd steps!

Thank Edith0418
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

One of the more charming aspects devotedly well prepared travel is finding a thoroughly missed little gem along the road. A prime such case occurred in central France when spotting a small country road sign pointing toward the home of one of my favorite playwrights,...More

Thank preglad
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Spectacular scenery and a castles Ruin to climb over. Waterfalls and no shops or restaurants to draw coach parties. What could be better? There are plenty of steps so save your energy for the walk back to the car park (where there is a public...More

Thank Adrien P
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

This was a little out of the way but well worth a visit. We arrived late one evening and I walked the many steps to the castle below. My husband opted to stay at the top near the car park. The ruins are very interesting...More

Thank MartyGa
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

This can be seen while traveling the Causeway Coastal Route (some people say it's the Antrim Coast, but they blend into one another at a certain point). Anyway, it's another beautiful castle ruin. You can walk up to it and explore it further -- I...More

Thank NHjo
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Lots of steps to reach the Castle, climbing back up will get you out of puff. Very narrow ridge if you want to walk out to the edge of cliff, worth the view. If its very windy watch your footing!

Thank Susan91825
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Steps and lots of them. Another awesome place on the Antrim coast. I would prefer to spend an hour here than two hours at the Giants Causeway. A beautiful setting for a derelict castle.

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dale241981
22 March 2015|
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Response from LeesaS88 |
I was there about a month ago, it looked to me like there was always access. just a decent path with no locked gates and no staff- be prepared for lots and lots of steps. The American lady who rated the castle terrible may... More
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