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Kinbane Castle

Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“car park” (21 reviews)
“steps” (38 reviews)
“ruin” (14 reviews)
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Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a dramatic, ruin with great history and (on a clear day) wonderful views of Scotland. Easy to drive a car to, but not tour buses, so a relief to be able to avoid the crowds! Kinbane can be viewed from the car park,...More

Thank lesliet563
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed close to Kinbane Castle for our first night in Ireland and decided to make the trip down to see it. There are a lot of stairs, so be prepared for the climb back up to the car park after you visit the castle....More

Thank Courtney C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must visit. Stands out on our visit along the coast. It is on the Causeway route between Ballycastle and the Carrick a rede rope bridge. It has a sign simply saying Kinbane Head. We past it twice before a local recommended it...More

Thank Trip-trip-horaay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful place to visit, very picturesque. Bit of a walk to the castle but worth the walk. Great views from the top. Plenty of room in the car park

Thank DaveBealing247
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing! I almost hate to write a review as it seems like a wonderful secret in a area surrounded by huge tourist spots. It was a hugely welcome break from the coaches and mass tourism in nearby spots like the rope bridge and Causeway. It...More

Thank Megan T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to be prepared for a bit of wwalking for this one but it is absolutely worth it. I did it with my 10 months ofl baby on my back and it was great. Even if you are unable to walk - stop by...More

Thank Rachel_Tonitz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seen the sign and few times and just though it was a viewpoint. But this time drove down and parked, walked a bit and thought ok nice walk, then went around the corner and this great castle ruin was down there! Orchids and primroses in...More

Thank TBS1971
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We stumbled across this place by accident after following a brown sign on a whim. What find though! It's a bit of a walk down (and then up again... And down again and up again on the way back) but well worth the effort to...More

Thank wjj1980
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Spectacular castle by the shining Irish sea. A bit of a walk down, but well worth it, and take your time going back up the hill!

Thank kerbylove
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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

Thank John H
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dale241981
Hi there, what days and times is the access to the castle open?
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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