Things to See

Struain and Annie's Cottages are within a half-hour’s drive of the “must see sights” that the Antrim Coast has to offer. The Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, Dunluce Castle (pic), Whitepark Bay, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge (pic), Ballintoy (pic), Ballycastle and the magnificent Nine Glens of Antrim, fabled in legend and song. The picturesque seaside towns of Portrush and Portstewart and the shopping towns of Coleraine and Ballymena are also within easy reach. The charming villages of Cushendall and Cushendun situated at the foot of the Glens are close by and a must see.

Dunluce Castle Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Ballintoy

Hidden Gems

For a start, why not don stout walking gear and climb the majestic but not too challenging Knocklayde (1695 feet) which is right on your doorstep and so easily accessible? Marvel at the spectacular views panning from Scotland to Fair Head, to The Sperrins and right round to Donegal ... Follow The Moyle Way ... Amble through nearby Breen Wood, an ancient oak forest ... Share a picnic in Glenshesk or Ballypatrick Forests ... Wander around Armoy’s Round Tower on an ancient ecclesiastical site in the Kingdom of Dalriada ...

Knocklayde Ballycastle Beach


  • Ballycastle: 5 miles
  • Belfast: 50 miles
  • Causeway: 15 miles
  • Belf Intl Airport: 45 miles
  • Coleraine: 20 miles
  • Larne: 45 miles
  • Portrush/Portstewart: 22miles
  • Derry: 50 miles
  • Cushendun/Cushendall: 22miles