Shane's Castle

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Shane’s Castle which was built in 1345 is a now ruined castle near Randalstown in County Antrim. It originally was named Eden-duff-carrick until it had its name changed by Shane MacBrien O'Neill in 1722, as the O’Neill family controlled the castle. Shanes Castle now sits on a working estate, mainly used for farming. The Castle has recently seen fame through the hit television series Game of Thrones, with a jousting scene being filmed at the castle; the scene was where Gregor Clegane beheaded a horse. Filming has returned to Shane’s Castle on occasions since.

Getting there

A car is the only way to travel to the castle which is not far from the M2 motorway.

Opening Times and Admission

The castle is not open to the public although the castle does open for events, which are advertised on the castle's website.

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