Kenbane Castle, County Antrim

About two miles north-west of the town of Ballycastle, on a narrow peninsula, composed of white limestone, which projects its perpendicular front into the sea, are the ruins of the ancient CASTLE OF KENBAAN, or the White Promontory—a name derived from that of the precipitous cliff on which it stands. At present little remains of this building except a part of the massy walls of the tower or keep, which, from its bold and romantic situation, adds not a little to the beauty of the scenery of this romantic coast. During summer, it is often frequented by parties, and is the scene of many a festive collation; where, instead of the grim warder pacing at its gate, are seen inside the portal the "fairest of the fair."

Kenbane Castle, County Antrim

Kenbane Castle


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