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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 yesterday 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
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Reviewed yesterday 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
Thank TravelingTrep
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We recently went back to bushmills having been a few years ago and decided to take the premium whiskey tasting. We went to the reception area and were quickly guided to the bar to meet the Colin who was our guide and were taken to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Neilh1878
Reviewed 5 days ago

Un planned stop here on the way to our hotel, we didn't do a tour but you can still see some of the distillery, it was such a lovely place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jo j
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour and visit to the Old Bushmills Distillery was made memorable by our friendly and knowledgeable guide, Sonya. At the end of the tour we had a nip of their choice and one of ours, both of which were very enjoyable. Value for money.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BellBoy53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brought friends from Malta to celebrate a 79th birthday. They kindly gave him an extra sample of the 21 year old malt for his birthday, he was over the moon. They thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for making it a memorable experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopping at the Bushmills Distillery was unplanned but a pleasant day version on our day trip. Very interesting to see the history and to know that this is the first documented Distillery. There are several tours available throughout the day, there are cool photo opportunities...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank valorie2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on Saturday with my husband as we were staying at the Inn. Excellent tour guide who knew her stuff. Parts are very warm so don’t wear too heavy clothing but you will also be outside too walking between areas. 2generous drinks at the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HILARYOMAGH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Word to the wise: If you have children, stay away. This is for the whisky loving grownups! Our guide was lovely, bubbly, knowledgeable and very keen. Learned a lot and finished with the best whisky in the world. A must visit for any bushmills lover.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 377davea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here to do the tour which was very reasonably priced at £8 per person. Our tour guide was Terry. He was originally from London but he certainly knew a lot about the area. The tour was excellent - very informative - and it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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christinefellmann
November 25, 2018|
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Response from Makattak59 | Reviewed this property |
The tour takes about an hour to an hour and half.
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November 18, 2018|
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Response from italian98 | Reviewed this property |
The Distillery , itself the tours runs every hour and is well worth doing . If you have a large party they may facilitate-you . With the tasting you will be shown the best way to dink 3 different types of whiskey one of... More
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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