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Kinbane Castle

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Address: Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
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Absolutely incredible setting, and only two other people there!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 January 2017
Lawrenceburg, IN
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Lawrenceburg, IN
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Conditions were perfect to wander around and capture every view. Its a peaceful and inspiring place where you can look over to Rathlin... To Giants causeway and Ballycastle from the same spot. Deep steps so sturdy shoes a must.

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Upland, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Was rainging when we were their and ould not get all the way out to the location. Hoping for better weather next time.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

a brilliant location, great views to and from the small ruined castle. Beautiful landscape and wild birds marine life nearby. interesting location for a castle.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is one of those places that you need to do a bit of work to get to, but it is well worth the effort. Firstly, you need to drive to it - along a delightful but narrow road. The road ends at a well-maintained carpark - with toilets. Make sure you go to the toilet before you set off... More 

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Elmhurst, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This gem is not in many of the travel books but it is easy to find and any local can give you directions. This is a great little ruin on a small peninsula. It is a steep walk down stairs to get there but well worth it. It is just fun to come across something like this and imagine what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful ruin set on a small peninsular jutting into the sea. Accessed by a steep flight of steps - anyone with mobility or health problems should not attempt it because you have to climb all the steps back up to the car park! Walk put to the head past the castle ruins is exhilarating but not for the fainthearted!

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