Cushendun Village
Cushendun Village
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PatriciaMacey
108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
We took a drive to the beach at Cushendun on Sunday morning. It was the first time since the lockdown and it was like a gift to be there. This is such a tranquil and special place and the drive to it is lovely. No need to go abroad when there are places like this close by.
Written August 5, 2020
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olibot
Bishop Auckland, UK1,256 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
The village at Cushendun it a beautifully well kept National Trust area. The beach is very good as well, and litter free.
Written February 18, 2020
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Linderz10
Crewe, England, United Kingdom21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
We travelled to Cushendun to visit the caves they have there. We saw that the caves were there whilst looking through a Game of Thrones itinerary we picked up at Larnes visitor centre.

The caves themselves were marvellous! And if you aren't a GoT fan, I imagine you will still be very pleased by them.

They were a set for a scene in GoT season 2 when Melisandre gave birth. The caves were pretty must instantly recognisable to me.

We managed to pick a terribly wet and windy day to visit, but do not let it put you off! The village is very nice, and we took a lovely little walk down by the river where we happened to read a little tale of some Irish and Scottish fairies!

Other than that we didn't manage to visit anywhere else, however, there was a nice looking country pub which I think I might visit next time.

Allow no more than 1 hour for the caves.
Written December 29, 2014
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empathology
Rotterdam, The Netherlands541 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Just found out that the reason there were tour buses constantly pulling up here was that it was a Game of Thrones (GoT) location. Oh, and some of the houses are an inspiration for Port Merion.
If you've been to Port Merion and have no interest in GoT, then save your time and avoid. As a small village, it's not special (there's prettier). And the caves are frankly small and non-descript.
Written October 14, 2022
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motorcyclest
Ballymena, UK45 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Friends
Went to Cushendun first week in May, whole place closed, even the public toilets were closed, National Trust café closed for a reforb, ? in May, come on, what fool runs that show, LOVELY place just a pity some idiot runs the NT, all winter to do the work and they start in summer enough said
Written May 28, 2014
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Avux99
Cheshire, UK1,740 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
Diverted off the (thoroughly recommended) A2 coastal road to see Cushendun. Not only for Game of Thrones fans (I'm not one anyway) because as well as the caves there are the Clough Williams-Ellis cottages (he who is also responsible for the wonderful creation that is Portmeirion) to admire.
Written October 8, 2021
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DerAlteBach
Sydney, Australia756 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Many of the villages of the Antrim Coast are quaint. Cushendun is somewhat unusual in that many of the cottages were designed by Sir Bertram Clough Williams-Ellis, a British architect who also created the Italianate village of Portmeirion in North Wales.

Despite the artificiality, the village is delightful, and well worth a visit.
Written July 16, 2017
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laurenceb1951
County Antrim, United Kingdom3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Family
Cushendun is a beautiful location along the famous Antrim Coast and is well worth a visit. It is a very quaint village about 4 miles or so from Cushendall and has a lovely safe beach for kids(in the summer) There is a lovely tea house(used to be called Theresa's) and the food was not only very good but also a reasonable price. There is also a pub which is also very friendly and serves a good pint. Walking around the little village/beach is very peaceful and relaxing. The coastal road from Cushendun to Ballycastle(Torr Head) is absolutely beautiful but is not for the faint hearted and the driver has to "keep his wits" about him. Well worth a visit.
Written February 10, 2015
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John A
Belfast, UK1,577 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
Cushendun is probably the nicest small town/village on the coastal drive.
It is set in a conservation area managed by the National Trust at the mouth of the Glendun river and attracts many visitors annually.
Anyone travelling the Antrim Coast road northwards should make a point of reaching here for a break to enjoy the tranquility.
Written September 21, 2020
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lou32xx
Ballymena, UK46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
I've been to Cushendun a few times, mainly to have a walk on the beach looking for sea glass. It's a beautiful area of the North Coast and I always feel revived after a visit. This time I decided I'd have lunch in Mary McBride's...a beautiful wee pub/restaurant and the smallest in Ireland. I went in and was told there was a fire in the other room...a welcome treat after being outside with the sea breeze blowing! The hospitality and the food was great...a definite family run pub and just what I expected. The owner allowed me to take photographs, and also mentioned a Game of Thrones door at the back. I'm no fan nor have I ever watched it but still nice to see a piece of amazing carpentry..pic below! To all those who were disappointed with attractions, amenities, things to do and the weather...It's. A. Village. Appreciate the fact that yes, it's small, but that's the beauty of it! It's not advertised as a busy, activity filled, holiday resort. It's a gorgeous wee corner of Northern Ireland where MOST people go to relax, have a walk, get away from the crowds or a picnic by the sea. Oh and as for the weather, it's as I said before, it's in N. Ireland (my first visit was a warm, summer day) and right at the waters edge...wrap up, make sure you have a hood on your coat and trainers on for the walk on the beach and round to the caves (the ground there can be a bit mucky), and take a bag or even just fill your pockets with some of the lovely coloured pebbles! Say hello to the goat on your walk! Enjoy Cushendun for what it is, don't run it down for what it's not! 🐐🌊☀💕
Written November 11, 2018
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