Hidden away, not too far from Dungiven town centre (3 miles South West on the B74 – to be precise), there lies the most tranquil location. Deep within one of the oldest ancient oak woodlands in Ireland, lies Banagher Glen Nature Reserve and Forest Park.
Kinbane Castle is situated in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, on a long, narrow limestone headland projecting into the sea, approximately 5 km from Ballycastle on the road to Ballintoy.
A two-storey castle was built in 1547 by Colla MacDonnell, brother of Sorley Boy MacDonnell, with a large courtyard with traces of other buildings, probably constructed out of wood.
Today we decided to finally kick start our adventure, travelling close to home we headed towards Musseden Temple and Downhill Demesne, based on the North Coast of Northern Ireland.
Travel times from:-
- Belfast –1 h 17 min (62.4 mi) via M2 and A26
- Dublin –2 h 54 min (265.4 km) via M1
- Derry/Londonderry – 43 min (27.6 mi) via A2 and Seacoast Rd
Info from Google Maps
We arrived at around 12pm, the site itself was pretty quiet for a sunny August day. Owned and managed by the National Trust.