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Antrim Round Tower

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Antrim Round Tower Steeple Road, Antrim, County Antrim,
T: (028) 9442 8331
F: (028)9442 8059
E: info@antrim.gov.uk

The Round Tower and Witch's Stone are impressive reminders of Antrim’s ancient monastic settlement.

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.