Kinbane Castle

Kinbane Castle, Ballycastle: Address, Phone Number, Kinbane Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Kinbane Castle
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301lisa33
Coventry, UK1,560 contributions
Aug 2021
This castle is closed to visitors, for an extended period for repairs. But they clearly intend to re-open to the public in the future.

The castle is located part-way down the cliff-face: a fabulously defensive position. The views over to Rathlin Island are fabulous, so even when access to the castle is not possible a detour to the carpark is worthwhile
Written 24 September 2021
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HubertCurran
Belfast, UK31 contributions
May 2021
The remains of the castle are in a spectacular location overlooking Rathlin Island and the sound. There is a path down to sea level which is quite safe but the climb back up is challenging if you're not very fit. The ruins are interesting and the views superb on a good day
Written 4 June 2021
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Stan
Norwich, UK8 contributions
Sep 2020
This place is so exciting that I failed to understand how that castle was built in 15 centuries sad that there’s no Guide and the only information I could get was was what was written on the board
Written 29 September 2020
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KattySmyth
Belfast, UK40 contributions
Sep 2020
I've explored the North Coast and I visited Kinbane Castle after a recommendation as I had never heard or been to it before. Safe to say, it is now one of my favourite places and what a history it offers to Northern Ireland. It is off the beaten track but there are signs for Kinbane Head which you follow to the car park. From the car park there is a longish staircase which is beautiful going down as the view gets better and better. It is a little trickier going back to the car but Kinbane Castle is beautiful and a must visit
Written 19 September 2020
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Ruby K
Sligo, Ireland435 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
One of my favorite places, it is off the beaten track and does not have as many visitors as other attractions in the area.
The views are so beautiful and it has a really lovely feeling it's a great place for a picnic, a really unique beautiful place.
Written 18 September 2020
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David M
25 contributions
Sep 2020
Great view from car park, it’s a long staircase down and a hard slog back to the car park. But worth it
Written 9 September 2020
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David Larmour
Northern Ireland11 contributions
Sep 2020
I've been to the North coast many times and never knew this place existed. Off the beaten track & situated between Ballycastle and Ballintoy, the castle ruins are accessed down a single track road to a decent sized car park with seasonal toilet facilities & informative board displays.

From there, you have a steep descent of 140 (I counted!) steep stone steps, then a short walk to the promontory where the ruins sit. It's a brief climb up some steps to reach the remains of the castle. There is also a roofless fisherman's cottage nearby with spectacular views over the Atlantic and surrounding coastline.

The cliff edges can be hazardous so probably not recommended for small children and also dogs are not permitted beyond the car park. Do bear in mind that the 140 steps are quite a challenge for the unfit, even more so going back up.

Nevertheless Kinbane is well worth a visit for the scenery alone and although there isn't much of the castle left, it has a wonderful air of history in its rugged location.
Written 6 September 2020
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Trish
Derry, UK49 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
What a view when you get out the car free car park and toilets on site. Then down a few steps harder on the way back but worth for the views.
Written 30 August 2020
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Despina D
London, UK67 contributions
Aug 2020
We stumbled across Kinbane Castle by accident. It wasn't a place that had been recommended when we were looking at what to do in the area. It is however spectacular - a real hidden gem! The scenery is beautiful. There are quite a few steps to go down to get there, which means there are quite a few to get back up too! It is however worth it.
Written 19 August 2020
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Annie
Belfast, UK79 contributions
Aug 2020
Spectacular place. A fair few steps down but well worth it. The views are amazing and the history is very interesting also. Be prepared for the climb back up again but it’s not as bad as it looks.
Written 18 August 2020
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