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Bushmills
Travel Guide

Old Bushmills Distillery which includes heritage elements and street scenes

Try traditional Irish whiskey at the source, visit historic houses and wander along the tips of the 40,000 basalt columns decorating the shore.

The quaint village of Bushmills is the home of the iconic Old Bushmills Distillery. It stands in the midst of Northern Ireland’s green countryside and offers several attractions for relaxed and cultured visits. Learn the history of this intriguing village near Belfast with trips to its country estates and castles.

The highlight of this riverside hamlet is its early 17th-century distillery, which claims to be the oldest working distillery in Ireland. Embark on a tour of the factory and enjoy tastings of the various Irish whiskey varieties offered, such as Black Bush and Bushmills Original.

Several fascinating landmarks lie in the outskirts of the town, such as Giant’s Causeway on the northern coast. Marvel at the mesmerizing rock formations, comprising around 40,000 basalt columns formed by volcanic eruption. Trek through this otherworldly area with your family and clamber over the iconic natural pillars. Reach the sight via the charming Giant’s Causeway & Bushmills Railway.

Travel west to Hezlett House, a 17th-century thatched cottage. Take a guided tour to learn about its former occupants. See the Downhill Marbles collection and admire the Victorian furnishings.

On the return to Bushmills is the Royal Portrush Golf Course, with 36 holes, challenging links play and rolling greens. Enjoy views of the sea from the spectacular cliff-top ruins of the medieval Dunluce Castle. It has an intriguing history entwined with Vikings and early Christians.

Wander through the scenic countryside and enjoy a picnic in the warm summer. Winters are fairly cold and wet. Note that the village takes its name from the Bush River and a large grain mill built here in the 1600s.

Find the charming village in the northeastern corner of Northern Ireland. Fly to the international airport in Belfast and drive north for just over 1 hour to get here. See other parts of the region, including Newtownards, Bangor and Coleraine.

Bushmills lies amid spectacular scenery and contains fascinating historic sights.

Causeway Hotel
Causeway Hotel
3 out of 5
40 Causeway Road, Giants Causeway, Bushmills, Northern Ireland
The price is $191 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 6
Situated in Bushmills, this beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Runkerry Beach and Giant's Causeway. Old Bushmills Distillery is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) away.
4.5/5Wonderful! (311 reviews)
Staff are AMAZING!!
"We were pleasantly surprised by this lovely hotel. The hotel is lovely, well decorated and clean - but the real reason to go here is to experience the best staff I have ever met in any hotel. They could not do enough for us, we had meals changed, our room for an extra few hours at check out. Nothing ..."

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Causeway Hotel
The Bushmills Inn
The Bushmills Inn
4 out of 5
9 Dunluce Road, Bushmills, Northern Ireland
The price is $219 per night from Jun 13 to Jun 13
Situated on the riverwalk, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Causeway Coast and Old Bushmills Distillery. Dunluce Castle is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.
4.7/5Exceptional! (158 reviews)
Relaxing night away
"Very quiet, relaxing and comfortable. Staff very friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

The Bushmills Inn
Bayview Hotel
Bayview Hotel
4 out of 5
2 Bayhead Road, Portballintrae, Bushmills, Northern Ireland
The price is $240 per night from Jun 13 to Jun 13
Situated on the beach, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Old Bushmills Distillery, Dunluce Castle, and Giant's Causeway. Portrush East Strand Beach and Ballintoy ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (114 reviews)
Brilliant
"I can not fault this hotel at all"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Bayview Hotel
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Atlantic Views
Atlantic Views
4 out of 5
5 Antrim Gardens, Portrush, Northern Ireland
Located in the heart of Portrush, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Waterworld and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Royal Portrush Golf Club. Portrush East ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
In the heart of Portrush
"The apartment was perfect for two couples. Each bedroom has an en-suite and the kitchen has everything you need. Plenty of great restaurants and beautiful scenery on your doorstep. I highly recommend this apartment."

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Atlantic Views
Apt 3
Apt 3
Portrush, NIR
Situated in Portrush, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Waterworld and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Royal Portrush Golf Club. Portrush East Strand Beach ...
Apt 3
Apt 2
Apt 2
Portrush, NIR
Situated in Portrush, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Waterworld and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Royal Portrush Golf Club. Portrush East Strand Beach ...
Apt 2
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Sep 9, 2019

Wonderful little town a must visit!

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Aug 12, 2019

Very nice tasting room.

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Jul 9, 2019

Wonderful little town and so close to the Causway

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Jun 20, 2019

Cute. Scenic

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Jun 12, 2019

Incredible location!!

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