Bushmills

Travel Guide
Giant\'s Causeway showing a monument, rugged coastline and heritage elements
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.

Bayview Hotel
Bayview Hotel
4 out of 5
2 Bayhead Road, Portballintrae, Bushmills, Northern Ireland, BT57 8RZ
The price is $164 per night from Feb 23 to Feb 24
$164
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Bushmills. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (159 reviews)
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Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Bayview Hotel
The Bushmills Inn
The Bushmills Inn
4 out of 5
9 Dunluce Road, Bushmills, Northern Ireland, BT57 8QG
The price is $166 per night from Feb 19 to Feb 20
$166
per night
Feb 19 - Feb 20
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Bushmills. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (204 reviews)
Great stay
"Enjoyable stay. Food and staff excellent and very comfortable room. Enjoyed the layout of the Hotel with its history and ambience."

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2023

The Bushmills Inn
Causeway Hotel
Causeway Hotel
3 out of 5
40 Causeway Road, Giants Causeway, Bushmills, Northern Ireland, BT57 8SU
The price is $165 per night from Feb 22 to Feb 23
$165
per night
Feb 22 - Feb 23
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Bushmills. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (458 reviews)
"Good hotel in beautiful place"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2022

Causeway Hotel
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Pyjama Factory Self Catering Accommodation
Pyjama Factory Self Catering Accommodation
3 out of 5
49-55 Woodvale Park, Bushmills, Northern Ireland, BT57 8QF
Stay at this 3-star eco-friendly apartment in Bushmills. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 1 bedroom. Popular attractions Old Bushmills Distillery and Portballintrae ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (27 reviews)
Great place to Stay
"Great location, Great accommodation and owner could not have been more helpful."

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

Pyjama Factory Self Catering Accommodation
Aurora North Coast
Aurora North Coast
5 out of 5
14-16 Castlenagree Road, Bushmills, Northern Ireland, BT57 8XN
Stay at this 5-star luxury cabin in Bushmills. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Popular attractions Hezlett House and Giants Causeway Visitors Centre ...
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Bayview Farm Holiday Cottages
Bayview Farm Holiday Cottages
5 out of 5
203 Whitepark Rd, Dunseverick, Bushmills, Northern Ireland, BT57 8SR
Stay at this 5-star luxury cottage in Bushmills. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Popular attractions Whitepark Bay and Giant's Causeway are located ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Great family stay
"4 night stay. Tony very helpful. On site hot tub and games room including pool table and table tennis. Children’s playground beside property."

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Bayview Farm Holiday Cottages
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