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
Moneyvart House is situated within a short walking distance of Cushendall, the heart of the Glens. This main town 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 suitated 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.
Cushendall offers a wide range of bars and restaurants to suit all tastes. Local restaurants include Upstairs and Joes, The Glens Hotel, Harry's and Laragh Lodge in Glenariffe Forest park. Nightlife centres around the bars in Cushendall, namely Johnny Joes, The Central and the Lurig, where traditional music and local characters can be found.