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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not for the faint hearted . A long climb down and a longer climb up again . Theres not a lot of this castle left but the views of Rathlin are beautiful

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the Bushmills area to see the Giants Causeway, Kinbane is a great place to visit. We sort of lucked into discovering this castle ruin because of an Ireland travel sight. The castle ruin sits down below a cliff, on a small...More

Thank Angela T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has to be the undiscovered gem on the North Coast. The castle ruins are relatively intact, but it’s their location right on the point of Kinbane head that makes it. You can almost touch Scotland as the waves crash around the rocks below. Stunning...More

Thank foi5002
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see when you are near Bushmills. We lucked in to this spectacular find when we were too late to see Dunluce castle and the security guard recommended coming to see this. It is off the beaten tourist path so you have...More

Thank Rachael B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving along the Causeway coast there are many sights to see and on a clear day the vistas are sublime. Kinbane castle is one of the sights worthwhile a diversion from the main road. The turn off to the parking lot well above the sight...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this by accident whilst on our travels. Very beautiful little place but not for the faint hearted or arthritic as the climb down is about 100 steps and then there's the climb back up! Worth a look if you like a lot of walking...More

Thank JS741
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were the only people at this castle for the first half hour we were there. It's not on the main tourist routes at all, and the effort of the steps back up to the car park is the only payment you make. There's little...More

Thank Sosmall07
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fab little ruins which is well worth the trek to get to it. I think we were expecting worse of a walk but it was actually not as bad as we thought. The views are stunning and so so worth it

Thank katyeddid2017
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite place in Northern Ireland Amazing climb to get to the castle I really enjoyed this and would highly recommend for any people who enjoy an adventure Its slightly dangerous on a windy day but that adds to the beauty of the place Absoultly...More

Thank Rahim S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the descent and climb to get to the castle. Not much of it left but the view back up to th cliffs is stunning and it isn't too bad of a climb back. Spend some time when you get there just resting and...More

Thank Marian E
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March 22, 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