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Bushmills Distillery

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Address: 2 Distillery Road, Bushmills BT57 8XH, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-2073-1521
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10:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Drinking
Description: Opened in 1608, this is the oldest licensed distillery in the world and...
Opened in 1608, this is the oldest licensed distillery in the world and exports its whiskey internationally.
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Finally! A working distillery tour

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of Bushmills. The tour leader was knowledgeable and fun. Because it's a wording factory we got to enjoy the smells and sights that explain the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a great tour through the actual distillery. Our tour guide, Seamus, was entertaining and informative. The 9 pound fee was worth it, and you get a free sample of whiskey at the end.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We decided to do the distillery your as s treat for my father in laws 60th birthday as he is a lover of bushmills whiskey. On arrival we were told that the next tour was in 5 minutes so perfect timing as you cannot book for groups under 15 people. Our guide Sam was very knowledgeable and took time to... More 

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Horsham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

On day 2 in the area we thought we would visit the distillery, £7 each for a tour and a glass of 12 year old whiskey really is good value, the tour guide was great blond haired young man, was interesting and really happy to answer all our questions, we found the whole experience interesting, informative, through, everyone was polite... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of Bushmills. The tour leader was knowledgeable and fun. Because it's a wording factory we got to enjoy the smells and sights that explain the making of the whiskey. Nice ending with a sample too!

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Manasquan. NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

we've never toured a distillery, so walking through the process was illuminating. Our guide, Amber, was an enthusiastic ambassador for Old Bushmills who gave the PC answer to my loaded question, "How does Bushmills compare to Jameson's?" All in all, a delightful tour. You'll find no bargains in the Gift Shop.

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

They do not take reservations for individuals but do for buses. We were not on a bus and in spite of an early arrival, it would have been nearly 2 hours until an available tour. This is not an inexpensive tour either and there are no lower priced options if you do not intend to drink. We have visited distilleries... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

As a group of four, we did a tour of Bushmills Distillery and found it to be very interesting. Our guide was very knowledgeable in its history, and was able to answer questions. At the end of the tour, you are offered a taste of one of the whisky's, so, with four of us, we were able to sample four,... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed a visit to the Distillery with American relatives. Well worth the trip and there are some worthwhile souvenirs in the shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Was fantastic! The tour of the distillery was really interesting and informative. Was easy to grasp how the process works as the distillery is still in use today. Wonderful guide. Well worth the money!

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

After paying our entrance fee we where given a start time for our group with a wait of about 20 minutes. It looked like the groups left at 15 minute intervals so you where not herded in and out like cattle. The guide who took us around was clear funny and interesting and made the experience an enjoyable way to... More 

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Additional Information about Bushmills Distillery

Address: Address: 2 Distillery Road, Bushmills BT57 8XH, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-2073-1521
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Bushmills
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm

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