Antrim Round Tower was built around the 10th century and is one of the finest towers of its kind in Ireland. It is 28 metres tall and was built as part of a Monastic settlement.
The main entrance is some two metres above ground level, which suggests that the tower may have served as a defensive stronghold in times of trouble.
The Council is currently consulting on a concept plan to open up the greater Steeple Site historic parkland to the community offering a wide range of recreational and leisure opportunities.
Located next to the Round Tower is a sizeable boulder, known in folklore as the 'Witch's Stone'.
Folklore tells of a witch who jumped from the summit of the Round Tower to express her dissatisfaction over its construction. She apparently landed on a large stone leaving in it the impressions of her knee and
To this day the rock is known as the ‘Witch’s stone’. It is located next to the Round Tower.
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