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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Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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Irene Hewitt (13 months ago)
Great Steam rally. Stated for four days in MoHo. Entertainment and craic was mighty.
MOHAMMAD EID (14 months ago)
Great place and stunning views of the lake. I didn't go around the whole area. Just a quick visit to the castle. On the way past the entrance we passed a lot of sheep on either side of the road. I was amazed at their abundance and the absence of any barriers between them and the cars. Be careful while driving. Maybe next time I'll explore the place more.
joecares (2 years ago)
A lovely area/venue. Beautiful scenery with ruins, cannons and forestry
Patty Kardash (2 years ago)
Closed to casual tourists. There was an Agricultural Show there, so we were able to drive through. Beautiful grounds, awesome castle.
William Quin (2 years ago)
A fantastic place to visit. Beautiful sights.
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