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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” (36 reviews)
“hidden gem” (13 reviews)
“steep steps” (8 reviews)
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Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
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"car park"
in 36 reviews
"hidden gem"
in 13 reviews
"steep steps"
in 8 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 9 reviews
"kinbane head"
in 7 reviews
"narrow lane"
in 4 reviews
"the cliff"
in 9 reviews
"be careful"
in 8 reviews
"small children"
in 5 reviews
"certain level"
in 3 reviews
"rocky outcrop"
in 3 reviews
"take your time"
in 4 reviews
"signal point"
in 2 reviews
"around the corner"
in 3 reviews
"toilet facilities"
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"tourist spots"
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"beautiful ruin"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! Did you know that Kinbane has Northern Ireland’s only colony of tiny little lizards. We met a photographer from National Geographic who just happened to be there taking pics! Now apart from that it’s worth all the steps. Amazing scenery!!

Thank poppythesurfingdog
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a lot of Steps to get down to Kinbane, but it is worth it. If heights don't bother you, definitely walk out to the very end. We spent about twenty minutes way out on top, very cool.

Thank Bill S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely must see if you are traveling along the coastal route. Quite a tough walk but absolutely worth it! Amazing views from the top!

Thank Naomi B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw the sign pointing off the main road and I was glad I drove down along a narrow lane through the countryside to the coastal car park overlooking the peninsula on which the ruined castle stands. Be prepared for a walk that takes about an...More

1  Thank george45
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Mario A
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Reviewed 5 weeks 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 26 April 2018 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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dale241981
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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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