Shane's Castle is a ruined castle near Randalstown in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The castle is on the north-east shores of Lough Neagh. Built in 1345 by a member of the O'Neill dynasty, it was originally called Eden-duff-carrick. Shane MacBrien O'Neill changed the name to Shane's Castle in 1722.

Multiple scenes of Game of Thrones series have been shot in and around the 2600-acre estate; it’s hosted the Tourney of the Hand in honor of Ned Stark, was seen to good effect when King Robert Baratheon and posse arrived at Winterfell, and served as the King’s Landing dungeons. 



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Founded: 1345
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom


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Brenda McNally (18 months ago)
Steeped in history and it is a vast area to explore. They put on some fantastic family days at certain times of the year. My husband and two young boys recently visited the Steam Rally and it was fantastic .
Jonathan Gourley (18 months ago)
Visited for the steam rally. My better half, and her brother attended with me. A fabulous time was had by all. Lots of great memories from childhood. The castle ruins were also great to look around. Other half was just upset that the train has stopped running. Definitely worth a visit.
Marazan (18 months ago)
Great space with lovely views over Lough Neagh. The steam traction rally is worth a visit each May Day bank holiday with loads of steam engines, vintage cars, military vehicles and many crafts and mechanical parts stalls.
Alan Wallder (18 months ago)
Geoff Woolley (18 months ago)
We visited a Vintage Steam Rally here with vintage cars, trucks and agricultural tractors. A thoroughly enjoyable family day out and we loved every moment. A great big thank you to the organizers.
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