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All reviews car park hidden gem steep steps well worth the effort kinbane head the cliff be careful narrow lane certain level by accident rocky outcrop small ruin signal point off the beaten path around the corner beautiful ruin views are absolutely stunning
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I put this on our honeymoon to do list as a “quick stop” on our road trip around Ireland. Well the walk down all the stairs took longer than anticipated, but SO worth it! It was rainy when we got there, but it was gorgeous...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SamandRyan102018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Checked out this ancient site and was delighted at what it had to offer. A steep walk down to the site and once you are there you need to tread carefully as parts of the site are narrow and one trip and you are down...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank rosiemac2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the many castles in ruin in this part of Northern Ireland. Perched on the cliff edge down many steep stairs. Wonderful views across to Scotland.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Pam D
Reviewed May 12, 2019

Brilliant views - could see to Ailsa Craig off Scotland. Lots of history and seabirds. Be advised though, the walk to the castle is down a lot of stairs so a big climb back up.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Dave S
Reviewed May 11, 2019

We actually just stopped at Kinbane to kill some time, and didn't really know what to expect. It was absolutely breathtaking. Easily my favorite stop on our 14 day trip. It was a sunny/windy day and there was no one else in sight. We had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed April 25, 2019

We had quite a wait to cross the bridge (over 2 hours) so we were wandering the area and came across this. It was fun. The parking lot did have a bathroom, which is always a plus. The walk down was easy, getting back up...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 23, 2019 via mobile

Really nice walk lots of uneven steps over a 150 but well worth it. Beautiful view specially when you reach the end.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 970micw
Reviewed April 21, 2019

I found out about this castle on an Ireland Facebook group and I knew I had to go. It's a bit out of the way, down a very narrow road but then there is a car park with restrooms so at least the parking isn't...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AgentBrittany
Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

Found this beautiful headland off the ballycastle road ....very narrow road down to carpark with toilets. Walk down the 200 steps to this amazing place ...very magical and stunningly beautiful. Don’t venue out onto the headland if windy as it could be dangerous. Had never...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Wer000
Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

Not much left but still an interesting visit. Very picturesque castle among the sheep and green pastures.

Date of experience: February 2019
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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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