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Kinbane Castle

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Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
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  • Average1%
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“car park” (30 reviews)
“hidden gem” (12 reviews)
“steep steps” (7 reviews)
Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 12 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
Reviewed 8 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
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
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
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.

2  Thank Gullible D
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Although there is little left of the castle this place has fantastic views! However it's not great for young kids. It's a long staircase down to the site the castle stood, and the steps are old and uneven. Nice place to stop in with a...More

2  Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is a place you could easily miss but it is so worth following the winding road to the car park. It is a fairly strenuous walk but has such stunning views - it is a must!

Thank Natandhusband
Reviewed 10 August 2017

It was well worth the walk up and down. Lots of steps but you can stop or not go all the way down to catch the breathtaking views. Northern Ireland is spectacular. I wish we spent more time there.

1  Thank leescaf
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22 March 2015|
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