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Bushmills Distillery

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Opened in 1608, this is the oldest licensed distillery in the world and exports its whiskey internationally.
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2 Distillery Road, Bushmills BT57 8XH, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A must do tour of an iconic brand both worldwide and in Northern Ireland. Very well put together factory tour, great gift shop and you can have your own label printed on your own bottle. Free to enter, put you pay to do the tour-...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JS1538
Reviewed 2 days ago

Called in on our way back from the CauseWay and just had a 45 min break to try out the bar and samples. Great selection of home grown Whiskey and had to sample both trays! (£10 & £20 ones) The bar man/distiller on hand gave...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MarkBFS
Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived on a cold, snowy morning. Unfortunately they were not able to offer the full tour due to treacherous conditions but what we were able to see was wonderful. Each room in the distillery had a different aroma. And the tasting room was a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank maryjos742
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went here on tour with the Irish tour guide, we joined in the tour which lasts about 45 mins - 1hr. It’s a great tour and even though I couldn’t taste the whisky myself . I really enjoyed the tour , well done

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TheIrishtourguide
Reviewed 5 days ago

You can enjoy the full experience of a true working distillery, smell and see your new favorite beverage being produced.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank james t
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not a whiskey drinker (although I love the smell). This stop was for my husband. Even though I don't care much for whiskey, the tour was fun and educational. It was not too long as to make me lose interested and get bored....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Katie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called here as part of the bus tour I had booked for the Giant's Causeway coastal tour, and while I enjoyed it thoroughly, it is somewhere I would have definitely needed longer at to do the tour. Next time.... In the meantime, can recommend...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ZoeBailey72
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting the Giant's Causeway and the weather turned. We need to alter our plans for the day so we headed to the Bushmills Distillery and so glad we did. We took a tour of the working facility and learned so much! The staff...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank belladoodle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to do the Bushmills tour when staying in the area, although we don’t live far away we had never actually done it before. We were looked after by Seamus who was very friendly and knowledgeable. Any question you could ask he answered and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kimmy311
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in the hands of the wonderful Jerry who with knowledge and wit, guided a small group through the different stages of the whiskey making process. Unlike the Jamesons tour in Dublin, you get to see and smell the actual process in a tour...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Curious38896628741
February 9, 2019|
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Response from Kimmy311 | Reviewed this property |
You can use the gift shop, bar and restaurant without going on a tour.
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Response from bobby911 | Reviewed this property |
No just turn up. Check their website for opening times.
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Travel Forum Posts
Anotherword4synonym
Ottawa, Canada
Itinerary - 11 days - please share your thoughts! (5 Replies)
Hello! We are travelling to Ireland (and Scotland) in September this year. I would really appreciate some feedback on our itinerary. We will be in Ireland a total of 11 days (arriving in Dublin and leaving by ferry in Belfast). We are spending the first five days with family who is meeting us there so our itinerary is not flexible on those days. Day 1 - Arrive Dublin, 10am Day 2 - Dublin Day 3 - Valentia Island, County Kerry Day 4 - Valentia Island, County Kerry Day 5 -...More
July 05, 2011|
Response fromtrintraveler|
Yes, definitely leave Clifden on Day 8. Dunluce, the Causeway, Bushmills & the rope bridge are fairly close to one another (compared to the distances that you'll cover in the West).
Angela G
Northern Ireland in November (0 Replies)
Last year, in early September, my boyfriend and I spent two amazing weeks in Ireland. While we were there we decided to book a day trip to Northern Ireland. We went up the Antrim coast and toured Bushmills distillery, Carrick-a-Rede bridge, and Giants Causeway. I feel in love with the country side and really wished we had more time to spend there. So, my question is, we have an opportunity to go back to Northern Ireland this November but I'm afraid that I'll be disappointed because it won't...More
August 07, 2014|
Skyler N
Long Beach, California
Getting to Bushmills/Giants Causeway from Belfast (3 Replies)
Hello, My brother and I are staying in belfast and would like to visit the Bushmills Distillery and Giants Causeway (as well as a few other things along the coast, but these two are top on our list). We are having a hard time finding how to get out there. We would prefer not to be stuck on a bus tour. Any advice? We would prefer to keep this low cost if possible, and maintain as much mobility as possible. We are not renting a car, last case scenario we might I had the Idea to get to...More
July 16, 2014|
Response fromBobby W|
You could go by bike from Portrush but do wear a hi vis vest. The best way to have freedom would be to hire a car, Stop were you want when you want. You could also include some of the following Carickfergus Castle,Carnlough, Glenarrif, Cushendall, Cushendun, Ballypatrick or Torr Head ,Ballycastle,Carrick-a-rede,Ballintoy Habour, Portbradden.and Dunservick Castle all before the Causeway on the way up the coast rd from Belfast