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Kinbane Castle

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Address: Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
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Worth a visit but be careful

The castle is worth a visit but very careful, access is down a step set of uneven steps and is not for the unsteady.

Reviewed 3 days ago
John H
Limerick, Ireland
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Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The castle is worth a visit but very careful, access is down a step set of uneven steps and is not for the unsteady.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful views, fantastic surroundings and a dash of history. A place to visit definitely! The north coast boasts an array of varying scenery, from golden beaches, cliffside viewpoints and many ruins such as Kinbane Castle.

Thank Chris F
Bangor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely spot for an hour or twos walk but the path down may be slippy if it is wet. It is also a steep descent down and a steep climb up!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a surprise to us. We loved this place. There’s no cost and WCs/restrooms at the parking area. It’s quite the hike to get down – well managed path and mostly stairs. If you don’t stop to take pictures on the way down, it might take 10-15 minutes to get to the castle remains. It was worth the hike.... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favourite places on the North Coast. Even though it is signposted from the road it is still a "hidden gem". I strongly urge anyone considering visiting to read up on the history, especially Lag na Sassenach. It will put a whole new slant on the place.

1 Thank MartinJi
northern ireland
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found out about this by TripAdvisor. Follow the sign for kinbane head and you will be taken down a very narrow road to a car park with toilets. From there you can walk round the corner and see the castle in the distance or walk to it if you are feeling brave. Excellent find and if you are up to... More 

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Lawrenceburg, IN
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

While planning our trip, I searched the internet for "remote places in Ireland." That's how I found Kinbane Castle...and I'm sure glad I did, as it turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip. Getting to the castle is a little tricky. From the large car park you have to walk down a steep path that runs... More 

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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

There are a lot of great sites to see along northern ireland's coastal causeway, but Kinbane Castle is a hidden gem. It's small, and you have to climb down a bunch of stairs to get there, but you will likely be the only one there to explore the ruins. there is an incredible cliff-peninsula that you can walk out on... More 

2 Thank kathryn_wanders
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

steep walk down and back for a very small castle remains. Pretty place with good views, worth it for the walk at least.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

5 stars all the way! Cannot say enough about this wonderful gem! You will not be disappointed! Ideal for the off-the-beaten-path type of travelers. If you do one thing in Northern Ireland, this should be it. Kinbane Castle is nearby many of the other more well known attractions, about 1k off a narrow lane. Once you arrive, there is a... More 

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