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Kinbane Castle

Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“car park” (37 reviews)
“hidden gem” (13 reviews)
“steep steps” (8 reviews)
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Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
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"car park"
in 37 reviews
"hidden gem"
in 13 reviews
"steep steps"
in 8 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 10 reviews
"kinbane head"
in 7 reviews
"narrow lane"
in 4 reviews
"the cliff"
in 9 reviews
"be careful"
in 8 reviews
"certain level"
in 3 reviews
"rocky outcrop"
in 3 reviews
"small children"
in 5 reviews
"take your time"
in 4 reviews
"signal point"
in 2 reviews
"around the corner"
in 3 reviews
"toilet facilities"
in 2 reviews
"tourist spots"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful ruin"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago

While the stairs down to the coast could prove fatiguing for some visitors, the scenery cannot be beat. This is my favorite place on the north coast, and it isn't as crowded as other stops along the north coast.

Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not for anyone with walking disabilities because there are lots and lots of uneven steps to endure to get to the castle but well worth the effort.

Thank IvorLarne
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here randomly and found such beautiful scenery! We explored and took photos for an hour. So lovely.

Thank Kisforkrisi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving past and spotted the sign for the castle. There is a well kept carpark and then down some steep(ish) steps there is an amazing ruined castle tucked away at the foot of the cliffs - its well worth a visit and is...More

Thank danvh1973
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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!!

1  Thank poppythesurfingdog
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

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 7 June 2018

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 29 May 2018

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 24 May 2018

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 22 May 2018

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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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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