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This is a State Care Monument consisting of a pair of earthen concentric rings with an inner and outer enclosure. The site is often referred to as "The Cups and Saucers" due to its shape.

Portballintrae Beach and Whiterocks Beach are both very popular attractions nearby.




0.5 miles

OS Map

Sheet 5

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type



Hardcore path grass and steps

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

The "Cups and Saucers" earthworks

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Causeway Coast

Route Description

From the car park at the North end of the village follow the sign on the uphill path to Lissanduff earthworks. Turn right over some steps on the banks leading into the monument.

Lissanduff itself is quite unusual.  Locally known as 'The Cups and Saucers', the site involves both wet and dry circular earthworks.

From this site there are fine views of Bushfoot Strand and Runkerry Point.

Retrace your steps to the car park by the same route.

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Take A2 from Portrush or Bushmills and then the B145 to Portballintrae. Car park at the north end of town.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 5

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Shop (wheelchair accessible)
Disabled toilets with RADAR key
Disabled parking


Car park, site interpretation panel



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Ratings and Comments

LOIS 14 May, 2012 @ 09:40

Lisanduff is the most wonderfully atmospheric place, so mysterious, I have visited many times and never failed to be captivated by its magic!

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