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Cushendun means 'Foot of the Dun', this sheltered and safe anchorage at the mouth of the River Dun has been a landing place and ferry point between Scotland and Ireland since man first settled on the north coast.

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The village we see today owes much of its character and unique architectural heritage to Ronald John McNeill who became the 1st Baron of Cushendun in 1927, he had plans to develop the village and in 1912 commissioned the architect Clough Williams-Ellis to design a village square with seven house, the remit also included a public hall which was never completed, later in 1923 the architect was again commissioned to design Maud Cottages and Glenmona House.

Later cottages built in 1925 were designed by Frederick MacManus.

The picturesque village is situated on a raised beach at the outflow of the glacial valleys of GlendunĀ and Glencorp.

Cushendun has a long sweeping beach from the harbour to where the clans would have landed their boats near Carra Castle - the exact date of construction of the castle is unclear but it is known that Shane O'Neill at one time owned Carra Castle and in 1565 imprisoned Sorley Boy MacDonnell there. The road from here is known as the Torr Scenic Road and winds steeply up past the cairn and over Tornamoney Bridge where you will find Altagore Cashel. The landscape and layout of the walls and fields in the area are intriguing and of particular archaeological interest.

  • Dalriada Cottage

    Dalriada Cottage offers a high standard of Self Catering Accommodation and is ideal for Family Holidays or for a group of friends on a relaxing week/ weekend break and is in an ideal location for exploring the Glens Of Antrim and The Causeway Coast.

    • Ideal For Families
    • Ideal location
    • Pet friendly home
    • Sleeps 8 people
    • Free WIFI available