|A coastal village
preserved by the National Trust is at the foot of
Glendun, where the river Dun flows past
rich old woodland under an attractive stone bridge into a tiny harbour.
A sandy beach lies to the north and a fine house prominent across the
bay was the home of poet Moira O'Neill.
In the heart of the village are picturesque whitewashed, slated cottages
which are often described as Cornish in appearance. Lord Cushendun built
them in memory of his wife, Maud, who came from Cornwall. They were
designed by the architect Clough Williams-Ellis, who created the Welsh
village of Portmeirion.
There are interesting caves behind the hotels to the south and close to
the village are the remains of two megalithic tombs, the most
interesting of which lies four miles northwest at Carnanmore. It is the
best preserved group of passage caves in Antrim. The village lives in
the shadow of the Glendun Viaduct
which is well known for as an engineering masterpiece.