The Glens of Antrim

The Glens of Antrim

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Name The Glens of Antrim County Antrim Nearest Town Cushendall Access Road A2 About

After the Giants Causeway, the Glens of Antrim are the county’s most spectacular and beautiful sight. Located to the east of the centre of the county and running down to the coast, the nine Glens of Antrim which make up the compilation are beautiful lush green, wooded and bogland valleys which stretch down to the sea between rugged headlands along the Antrim Coast Road.

The best way to explore the Glens is to use one of the many small villages along the road as a base and take the wide variety of trails that range from easy to very difficult for the walker. However, any level will be well rewarded by the stunning vistas that one encounters.

Cushendall Village is considered to be the capital of the Glens and sits at the head of Glenballyeamon, Glenaan and Glencorp. Glenariff is the best glen to visit for the casual walker as it has been made into a forest park, complete with a wooden boardwalk around its waterfalls. There is plenty of accommodation, mostly guesthouses and a few small hotels, available throughout the area, particularly around Cushendall. Another beautiful village about 15 kilometres from there is Cushendun which should not be missed once one in the area.

There are also good camping sites located throughout the glens with information available about them from the various tourist information offices in the area.