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Bushmills Distillery

Address: 2 Distillery Road, Bushmills BT57 8XH, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-2073-1521
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Small Group
$1,105*
and up
Northern Ireland and the North West Small Group...
82%
Ranked #6 of 12 Attractions in Bushmills
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Breweries, Factory Tours, Food & Drink, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Drinking
Owner description: Opened in 1608, this is the oldest licensed distillery in the world...
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Type: Wineries, Breweries, Factory Tours, Food & Drink, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Drinking
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Owner description: Opened in 1608, this is the oldest licensed distillery in the world and exports its whiskey internationally.
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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is the best distillery tour we went on (we also went to Jameson in Midleton and Jameson in Dublin). We went on a Monday just after opening, so we got to see the bottling operation in action - pretty neat! The tour goes through the grounds of the distillery (outside) and into several buildings - there's a good bit... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

£20 got a tour and a drinks tasting session. Some staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Would recommend indefinitely

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Puerta del Alcudia, Islas Baleares, Spain
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

on reading the bad reviews i can come to a few conclusions, This place is maybe not for younger children, if you are a group leader have the common sense to book your group and pay in advance. If you are a coach driver and visit often have the common sense to get to know the people who work there... More 

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northern ireland
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114 reviews 114 reviews
7 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I took my dad here on Saturday for his Xmas present 2 adult tickets and the 3 taster whiskey at the end was £22.50 a real bargain the staff were super friendly our tour guide delioris on her 21st year of working here was amazing and the bar man made this tour extra special! My dad can't wait to return... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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69 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Fantastic. I've always loved the smooth taste of Bushmills so this was our first place to visit after landing at the nearby airport. This is the home of Irish whiskey, the oldest licensed distillery in Ireland with historical references going back to 1490. The tour guide was very informative, the place is beautiful and the tot at the end of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Visited the distillery on January 20th, on arrival we were greated with a hot toddy, a much welcomed warmer from the cold weather! We were then taken on a guided tour of the distillery, our guide Ryan was very friendly and informative. The barrel rooms are a great sight to see, makes you appreciate the all the time and patience... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This was part of a bus tour and we only had limited time here so the distillery tour was not an option for us. that left a little film, the shop and restaurant. The restaurant must realise they they have coach loads of people arriving but still we had to queue for 15 mins for a coffee. There was a... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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72 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I always find tours overpriced, but if the information received expands my knowledge it is worth it. In this case, the tour guide did a great job of explaining the distillation process. A lot of walking - which was fine. We had a medium sized group going through with no problems hearing the guide. End of tour had a hot... More 

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wales
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Really interesting place well worth a visit - beautiful whisky! What made the visit was our lovely tour guide... Friendly and professional. (Sadly didn't catch his name but it was the 12pm tour on the 16th Jan)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I believe it was the last tour of the day, before the tour the receptionist offered us both a hot toddy. During the tour there was only 4 of us (us and another couple) the tour guide appeared to be slightly drunk, in some places the tour as very rushed, and the Factory does not actually run on a Friday... More 

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