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Kinbane Castle

Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“car park” (33 reviews)
“hidden gem” (12 reviews)
“steep steps” (7 reviews)
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Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
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"car park"
in 33 reviews
"hidden gem"
in 12 reviews
"steep steps"
in 7 reviews
"kinbane head"
in 6 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 7 reviews
"the cliff"
in 9 reviews
"small children"
in 5 reviews
"flights of stairs"
in 3 reviews
"be careful"
in 7 reviews
"take your time"
in 4 reviews
"off the beaten path"
in 4 reviews
"toilet facilities"
in 2 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 2 reviews
"certain level"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful location"
in 2 reviews
"tourist spots"
in 2 reviews
"catch your breath"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

You need to be in shape for this one. The steps back up the side of this cliff were almost too much for me, but I did it. You have amazing views from this amazing little gem.

Thank Beckibecka
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful ruin set on a small peninsular jutting into the sea, just off the normal tourist trail, the journey begins with a drive down a narrow lane, not suitable for buses. When you reach the car park (with toilets) park and before heading down to...More

Thank Mario A
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Being much outshined by Giant's Causeway and the Carrick a Rede rope bridge we were so happy we stopped here first thing in the morning. When we came around the corner and saw the special peninsula which Kinbane was perched on...wow!! There were primrose and...More

Thank Susan E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely walk with really stunning views to get to the castle . A certain level of fitness is necessary , the paths are sometimes uneven and the steps are steep. Definitely worth doing though , the castle is well worth seeing. There's quite a...More

Thank 2020vision
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

We had no idea what we were off to see when between Ballycastle & Ballintoy we took the turn to Kinbane Head . We got out of the car and headed along the path only to discover the Kinbane Castle sitting down hill and out...More

Thank Peter O
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We had some time to kill while waiting on family to arrive at the holiday home in Ballycastle so decided to pay this hidden gem a visit and were not disappointed. The track with its many steps which lead down to the castle add to...More

Thank GrahamG70
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I rented a self catering cottage within walking distance of this castle and it didn't disappoint. Very well maintained and the peninsula that it sits on is beyond words. NOT for the faint of heart in getting there. My husband counted 153...More

Thank Sandra H
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

The ruins of Kinbane Castle are located in on a outcrop of rock right at the edge of the sea. It is hidden from the road by the tall cliffs. The access to the castle is via a long, steep flight of steps - the...More

1  Thank C7425LRdavidf
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Must-do in Northern Ireland. Requires a hike down many uneven stairs and up a small hill but so worth it! Beautiful location. If the weather is nice this would be a lovely place for a picnic. Only a small section of the castle remains intact...More

Thank Lee O
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We accidentally stumbled upon this place last weekend. We parked up at the empty car park, walked around the corner along the coast and suddenly there was this outcrop of land and cliff that we just had to go down to! It was soo windy...More

Thank travellerinyellow
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dale241981
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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