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.

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

    LOIS at 4:02 pm
  • County Antrim

    Distance 0.3 miles

    OS Map Sheet 5

    Terrain Hardcore path grass and steps

    Nearest Town Portbalintrae

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference C929424

    Route Type Coastal

    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.

    Point of Interest

    The “Cups and Saucers” earthworks

    Getting to the start

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

    Public transport

    Translink –

    Dog Policy

    Dogs must be kept under close control


    Car park, site interpretation panel

    Toilets are available at the Community Centre in Portballintrae which has limited opening hours or in Bushmills

    Accessibility Grade

    Grade 5

    • There may not be a formalised path, and variable, single file trails are to be expected.
    • Gradients and cross slope could be expected to be steep and not limited.
    • Obstacles and surface breaks of greater than 75mm measured across the line of the path to be expected.
    • Overhanging branches are possible. Passing places and rest areas may not be formalised or provided.