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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
+44 28 2073 1521
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped after visiting the Causeway and it was a treat. Unable to do the tour but spent time in the shop purchasing some great gifts at reasonable prices then ventured into the still room. A great Ora and ambience around the place, look forward to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank QueenslandTommy
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really fantastic experience to see one of the few distilleries that make and bottle their own product. Our guide was really knowledgeable and informative about all aspects of the distillery and this really made the experience. There is opportunity to taste the product afterwards and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank aggiegrey
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not take the tour as we have been on many others, but we stopped anyways just for a tasting. Come on. It's the oldest distillery in Ireland. Great price. 10$ for three samples. I told the bartender I was driving, thus only paying...More

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

I love this place absolutely amazing. A beautiful piece of history in a gorgeous town. Definitely will come back again.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank leoFreds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really interesting and enjoyable distillery tour. Great way to pass a few hours on the North Coast of Ireland. The distillery itself is beautiful and it's incredibly interesting to tour a working distillery. The staff were knowledgeable and extremely friendly from the moment we stepped...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jon88C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to Bushmills Distillery. This time with my partner's parents. From the minute we arrived the staff were super friendly. We were on the last tour and had a really wonderful and engaging tour guide (Sonia). My father-in-law is particularly interested...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank brodeng
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

Some things seem to withstand the test of time, and if ever that were true it is with the Bushmills Distillery. Having learned the history of Ireland, the conflicts, the blithe, and any other hardship over the last several centuries, going on the tour of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MediaXina
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

Family of 4 and 2 friends went to the distillery, where our guide Michael showed us, why, Bushmills is the best. Our tour took just over an hour, Michael was extremely informative, interesting and happy top answer any questions they were asked. The tour was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SPILMontgomery
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

I have visited this area regularly for over 10 years and had always wanted to do this tour but there is so much to see and do along the North Antrim coast that the Distilllery had become a victim of my ‘next time’ mentality. I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SkyBlueExile
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

This is a great distillery to visit. Keep in mind that young children, under 14 I believe, are not allowed on the tour. Although the distillery has been commercialized a bit it is still worth touring. Friendly staff and great whiskey!

Date of experience: June 2018
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December 23, 2018|
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Response from bobby911 | Reviewed this property |
No just turn up. Check their website for opening times.
November 25, 2018|
Response from Makattak59 | Reviewed this property |
The tour takes about an hour to an hour and half.
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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