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Cafe in Cushendun

Theresa's Tearoom

The cosy village tearoom beside the bridge offers tea and cakes, sandwiches and salads, and hot lunch dishes such as fish and chips, grilled chicken and vegetable tortilla wraps.
Pub Food in Cushendun

Mary McBride's Pub

The original bar here (on the left as you go in) is the smallest in Ireland (2.7m by 1.5m) but there's plenty of elbow-bending room in the rest of the pub. The pub grub served in the downstairs bar is good and there…
Bistro in Cushendall

Harry's Restaurant

With its cosy lounge-bar atmosphere and friendly welcome, Harry's is a local institution, serving pub grub staples from noon to 6pm plus an à-la-carte evening menu that ranges from steak to lobster.
Forest in Glenariff

Glenariff Forest Park

At the head of the Glenariff Valley is Glenariff Forest Park, where the main attraction is Ess-na-Larach Waterfall, an 800m walk from the visitor centre. You can also walk to the waterfall from Laragh Lodge, 600m do…
Pub Food in Glenariff

Laragh Lodge

A renovated Victorian tourist lodge with assorted bric-a-brac dangling from the rafters, the Laragh dates from 1890 and serves hearty pub-grub style meals like cottage pie, steak sandwiches and fish and chips, as we…
Gallery in Glenarm


Watch craftspeople at work at Steensons, the designer-jewellery workshop that produces the jewellery worn in the Game of Thrones. (You can't buy copyrighted Game of Thrones pieces, but you can buy similarly inspired…
Castle in Glenarm

Glenarm Castle & Walled Garden

Since 1750 Glenarm has been the family seat of the MacDonnell family; the present 14th Earl of Antrim lives in Glenarm Castle, hidden behind an impressive wall. The castle itself is closed to the public – except dur…
Pub in Cushendall


Locally known as Johnny Joe's, this rhubarb-coloured pub is the town's liveliest. Trad music plays every Friday year-round, plus every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from Easter to September. Its restaurant (called Up…
Pub in Cushendun


By the bridge, this eccentric place occupies a pair of vintage rooms in what was the Cushendun Hotel. There are just two choices on tap – Guinness and Harp – but also a great selection of whiskeys. On sunny days, th…
Historic Building in Cushendall

Curfew Tower

The unusual red sandstone Curfew Tower at the central crossroads was built in 1817, based on a building the landowner had seen in China. It was originally a prison 'for the confinement of idlers and rioters'.