The oldest village in the Glens is Glenarm, the Glens of the Army. Dating back to Norman times, the village is the seat of the MacDonnells who once occupied Dunluce Castle, further along the coastal route.
The village is now a conservation area and its picturesque main street leads to Glenarm Forest, a tranquil place to walk and from which to view Glenarm Castle across the river. The Layde Walk allows the visitor to travel along the path of the old waterway high above the village, offering spectacular views of the village and its surroundings.
The entrance to Glenarm Castle, the Barbican Gate, is in the centre of the village and is now used as exclusive self catering accommodation. Glenarm Castle Walled Garden and Tea Rooms is situated within the estate, hosts a series of specialist and family events within the restored gardens area. The estate itself is open to the public for two fun filled days in July.
Steenson's gold and silversmiths, housed in the former Northern Bank Building, welcomes you to browse through their unique collection and to view the audio-visual presentation depicting the skill of their profession.
A welcome edition to Glenarm is the restoration of the distinctive limestone harbour at the entrance of the village. Forty fully serviced pontoon berths are available for resident and visiting yachts in this attractive, deep and secure harbour. Glenarm is an ideal stopping off point for boats travelling to and from the Western Isles of Scotland and has proved a welcoming haven to visitors from around the world.