Kinbane CastleKinbane Castle stands on a long, narrow limestone headland projecting into the sea, between Ballycastle and Ballintoy.
Epic, stunning, inspiring, magical, even romantic are words that stream through your mind as you climb down the steps towards Kinbane Head.
Kinbane Castle stands on a long, narrow limestone headland projecting into the sea, between Ballycastle and Ballintoy. It translates to White Head in our old Irish language and refers to the white limestone on which the castle stands.
This has to be the undiscovered gem on the North Coast. You can almost feel the history of the place and almost touch Scotland as the waves crash around the rocks below. There is a small parking lot at the top of the cliff where you can enjoy the stunning views of Rathlin, Scotland and the Causeway Coast. There are about 140 steps down to the water from the parking lot, then about 40 up to the ruins. Again, a basic level of fitness is needed to complete this adventure as the steps can prove to be a steep climb and the ground can be uneven in places however for those up to the challenge, it really is something you are not going to want to miss.
*Not suitable for large coaches due to narrow roads
*A basic level of fitness is required to get the most out of a Kinbane Castle experience