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Kinbane Castle

Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
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“car park” (28 reviews)
“hidden gem” (11 reviews)
“steep steps” (7 reviews)
Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

Steps and lots of them. Another awesome place on the Antrim coast. I would prefer to spend an hour here than two hours at the Giants Causeway. A beautiful setting for a derelict castle.

Thank Gullible D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Although there is little left of the castle this place has fantastic views! However it's not great for young kids. It's a long staircase down to the site the castle stood, and the steps are old and uneven. Nice place to stop in with a...More

1  Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place you could easily miss but it is so worth following the winding road to the car park. It is a fairly strenuous walk but has such stunning views - it is a must!

Thank Natandhusband
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was well worth the walk up and down. Lots of steps but you can stop or not go all the way down to catch the breathtaking views. Northern Ireland is spectacular. I wish we spent more time there.

Thank leescaf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was staying in Ballintoy but had to drive over to Ballycastle to do my laundry. I had noticed the 'no buses' sign before and decided to stop on my way back. I had the whole place to myself early on a Sunday morning. It...More

Thank kathym98012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't think I'd have even noticed the road sign for Kinbane Head driving between Bushmills and Ballycastle, but it is worth keeping an eye out for the turning leading down to a car park with toilet facilities and the steps leading down to Kinbane...More

Thank LondonGo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were driving along the coast when I saw a sign for Kinbane Head. What pulled me in was the writing under it "not suitable for tour busses." We were amoung 10 people on a Saturday afternoon in July checking out this castle and coast....More

Thank brandasa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Intrigued by the "Kinbane's Edge" sign down the road from our B&B, walked down to coast and discovered the path to the castle. Spectacular views!

Thank jmckphil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pull on your walking boots and prepare to enjoy an accessible yet often ignored gem on the north coast - prepare for the walk, but the path is very well maintained. Save energy for the climb back up to the sheltered car park. Chose a...More

Thank Beckinhill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a wee road that turns off the causeway coastal road that leads down towards this place. There is a carpark on the top of the cliff, with a couple of picnic tables and views looking out over the sea. Then there's a little...More

Thank 8hwd
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22 March 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