Cushendun Caves
Game Of Thrones



Cushendun Caves Game of Thrones

The caves are where Sir Davos Seaworth and Lady Melisandre landed ashore in Season 2 and are also where Melisandre gave birth to a terrifying shadow baby. The caves also feautured again in season 8 with the famous battle between Jaime Lannister and Euron Greyjoy. The caves are on the daily tour route on the Game of Thrones tour.

Cushendun History

Cushendun is a small picturesque coastal village in Northern Ireland, nestled just off the coast road between Ballycastle and Cushendall. It has a stunning sheltered harbour and lies at the mouth of the River Dun and Glendun, and is also known as one of the stunning 9 Glens of Antrim.

Despite it's rather picturesque appeal and stunning views of the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland 15 miles away across the North Channel, which easily seen on clear days. It holds some sinister secrets.

During the 1567, the Irish King Shane O'Neill was brutally murdered by his enemies - The Macdonnells. His home, Carra Castle, can be seen lying in ruins to this day. He was decapitated and his head sent to Dublin Castle, to the representatives of Elizabeth I. His headless, vengeful spirit is said to be seen haunting the nearby coastline and caves.

The area still maintains a sense of uniqueness with a small population of less than 200 according to the last census, and harbours a famous mascot which is easily seen on entrance to the caves carpark.

Cushendun Game of Thrones Tour


- Cushendun Caves Information -

The distance between Belfast and Cushendun is 51.2 miles. The daily Game of Thrones tour and Giants Causeway tour visit here and return to Belfast daily.

Yes - It can be very busy all year around and has limited parking.

Getting to the Caves could not be easier. We have a daily Giants Causeway tour and a daily Game of Thrones tour - both depart central Belfast daily. Each tours stop at the Iron Islands.

  • 7 Days per week - 24 hours a day.

One of the most spectacular of the formations that we saw was the Devonian puddingstone at Cushendun, which has been eroded to form the Cushendun Caves. These rocks were laid down by flash floods in a desert environment, and contain clasts with a huge range of sizes.

The people of Northern Ireland


The caves are where Sir Davos Seaworth and Lady Melisandre landed ashore in Season 2 and are also where Melisandre gave birth to a terrifying shadow baby. The caves also feautured again in season 8 with the famous battle between Jaime Lannister and Euron Greyjoy. The caves are on the daily tour route on the Game of Thrones tour.

Cushendun (from Irish: Cois Abhann Doinne, meaning "foot of the River Dun")

Cushendun Caves, provides a perfect backdrop for a fairytale ceremony. This dreamy location is flanked by rolling fields of green grass and endless sea views - to have your ceremony there, you simply park up, walk out, and say your vows.