Kinbane Castle

Kinbane Castle offers spectacular views of Rathlin Island and Dunagregor Iron Age fort

Kinbane Castle is situated on a long, narrow limestone headland projecting into the sea, approximately 5km from Ballycastle on the road to Ballintoy. Not much of the castle remains, and the path up to it is narrow and stepped.

Originally a two storey building, it was constructed in 1547 by Colla MacDonnell, who died within its walls in 1558. Behind its defences lies a large courtyard with traces of other buildings, probably constructed out of wood.

Kinbane Castle also offers spectacular views of Rathlin Island and Dunagregor Iron Age fort.

© Danny Carson 2004

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