Bushmills is a lively village with a centuries-old passion for whiskey. Visit the Old Bushmills Distillery and learn about how the famous Irish whiskey is made. King James I granted the distillery permission to make whiskey in the 17th century, making it one of the oldest licensed distilleries in the world. Get up to speed on the oak barrel ageing process and sample different Bushmills whiskeys in the tasting room.
Bushmills is a gateway to the breathtaking Causeway Coast. You’re a stone’s throw from Giants Causeway, a natural phenomenon formed by volcanic activity. Be amazed by thousands of hexagon-shaped basalt columns set at the foot of towering basalt sea cliffs. Guided tours depart from the Giant's Causeway Visitor Experience centre.
Wrap up a day of sightseeing at an atmospheric pub in the village centre. Some of the oldest establishments have been pouring pints for hundreds of years. You’ll be charmed by whitewashed walls, gleaming wood panels and blazing fireplaces. Sun-drenched patios and beer gardens are perfect for warm summer evenings.
Bushmills is in County Antrim on the North Coast, a one-hour drive from Derry and 1.5 hours from Belfast. Coleraine Train Station is a 15-minute drive from Bushmills. Belfast International Airport is a one-hour drive away.