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Kinbane Castle, Ballycastle

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Kinbane Castle (Caisleán Ceinn Bán, White Head Castle, Kenbane Castle) is located in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, on a headland between Ballycastle and Ballintoy. The name comes from the Irish for "white head", referring to the limestone of the promontory. Nowadays, the castle is largely destroyed. Kinbane Castle is a State Care Historic Monument sited in the townland of Cregganboy, in Moyle District Council area, at grid ref: D0876 4383. The area surrounding Kinbane Castle is a Scheduled Historic Monument, grid ref: D0879 4381. The site also has views of Rathlin Island and Dunagregor Iron Age fort.
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  • A really unique place to build a castle in the past, and just thinking about how they got all the stone and materials there to build it baffles the mind. Although the castle isn't much now, you can.....  more
    A really unique place to build a castle in the past, and just thinking about how they got all the stone and materials there to build it baffles the mind. Although the castle isn't much now, you can.....  more »
  • Our tour guide brought my wife and I to this location which does not appear to be much promoted. The castle is not visible from the main road, so one has to know to seek it out, although there are... 
    Our tour guide brought my wife and I to this location which does not appear to be much promoted. The castle is not visible from the main road, so one has to know to seek it out, although there are...  more »
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  • Nice spot to visit, we had a good walk upto the castle, worth the walk. There’s parking facility, wash rooms and a small cafe near the park area. Bit rocky path but you can enjoy on a sunny day😉
  • We got lucky and there was no one around, plus the sun was out. The views are incredible both on the way down and while you’re out on the castle grounds. Wouldn’t wear sandals, the steps are like hitting the stair master for 30 min. Also, careful of the edges, the grass rolls over and we were told by locals a few tourists have fallen in before.

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