Antrim Round Tower

Antrim, United Kingdom

The Round Tower and Witch's Stone are impressive reminders of Antrim’s ancient monastic settlement. The tower was built around the 10th century as a bell-tower for protection from raiders and is known locally as The Steeple. It is 28 metres tall and is one of the finest of its kind in Ireland. The monastic site was burned in 1147.

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Founded: 10th century
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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Jim N (2 months ago)
Thousand-year old tower with a large park around it. Probably under-appreciated at the moment but there are plans to develop the park.
Rosalind Ramsay (10 months ago)
Amazing building been in place for so long!
Richard Stewart (13 months ago)
Fantastic example of a historical round. tower.. one of very few still with its roof intact
John Little (2 years ago)
Haven't been down to the round tower for year's, ohh how it's changed for the worst. The old council buildings laying all derelict the old tree I used to climb as a school boy has been cut down and looks like a bush,terrible.
Abd K (3 years ago)
Wonderful stories about this place!
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