Seaside Cottages

Local Area

The Glens of Antrim
The Glens of Antrim is a region of Northern Ireland, comprising nine glens, or valleys, that radiate from the Antrim Plateau to the coast. The Glens are an area of outstanding natural beauty and are a major tourist attraction in north Antrim. The main towns and villages in the Glens are Ballycastle, Cushendun, Cushendall, Waterfoot and Carnlough. The nine glens from north to south are:

  1. Glentaisie
  2. Glenshesk
  3. Glendun
  4. Glencorp
  5. Glenaan
  6. Glenballyeamon
  7. Glenariff
  8. Glencloy
  9. Glenarm
Seaside Cottages are situated within a short walking distance of Cushendun village, and five miles from Cushendall, the heart of the Glens. Cushendun is part of the Causeway Coastal Route, one of the Top Five Road Trips. Nestled at the end of Glendun, it's distinctive Cornish style village square and cottages, built by the architect William Clough Ellis, have been well preserved under the stewardship of the National Trust. Poets and artists alike such as John Masefield, Moira O'Neill, Charles McAuley, Maurice Wilkes and Deborah Brown have been inspired by it's beauty. In the village there are a shop, post office, tea room and McBride's bar and restaurant.Cushendun offers easy access by car, bus and bike to of all the major attractions of the famous Antrim Coast area. These include Glenariffe Forest Park, the world famous Giant's Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, Dunluce Castle and from Ballycastle, a short boat trip to Rathlin Island. The area is well situated for visitors of all ages, offering stunning scenery, beautiful sandy beaches, historical sites and a wide range of cinemas, leisure centres, play parks and other leisure facilities.

Other Links of Interest

Glens of Antrim

Causeway Coast and Glens


Cushendun Local Website