Glens of Antrim

The Glens of Antrim are naturally unique - within twenty or so square miles you can enjoy a variations in natural landscape that includes glacial valleys, sandy beaches, vertical cliffs, tundra plateau, wooded glens, waterfalls and picturesque villages. Ancient sites and places of intrigue abound!

Comprising nine glens, or valleys, that radiate from the Antrim Plateau to the coast. The inhabitants of the several glens are descended primarily from native Irish and Hebridean Scots. The Glens are an area of outstanding natural beauty and are a major tourist attraction in north Antrim. Principal towns in the Glens are Ballycastle, Cushendun, Cushendall, Waterfoot and Carnlough. Beginning with Glentaisie on the western side of Knocklayde, next in line of the glens comes Glenshesk on the eastern side of the mountain, next Glendun, then Glencorp, then in order from north to south - Glenann, Glenballyeamon, Glenariffe, Glencloy and finally Glenarm. Rathlin Island, although not a glen, is generally regarded as being part of the Glens. Rathlin is not shown on this map - it lies about six miles north of Ballycastle.