Bushmills Travel Guide

The charming village of Bushmills can be found on the northern coast of County Antrim and is surrounded by intense natural beauty. This village makes a great base to use while exploring the numerous scenic areas nearby, while visitors will also be able to spend time visiting other traditional towns in the area such as Ballycastle and Coleraine. The vibrant city of Belfast can be found just sixty miles from Bushmills and this makes a great day trip destination for people who want to explore all that the big city has to offer.

Things to see and do in Bushmills

The gently flowing River Bush flows through Bushmills and taking a stroll along the riverbanks is the perfect activity for a sunny day. A winding pathway runs along the riverbank and leads the way to a large watermill that was built in the 17th century.

Bushmills Distillery – Bushmills, Northern Ireland

The Old Bushmills whiskey distillery in Bushmills Northern Ireland is the oldest working distillery in Ireland and a popular tourist attraction with over 120 000 visitors each year.

People who want the chance to sample some of the traditional Irish whiskey that is made in this part of the country and learn how it is made should pay a visit to Old Bushmills Distillery. This prominent distillery was established in the 18th century and has been producing whiskey of the highest quality ever since.

Named after the Patron Saint of Derry, Saint Columb’s Rill is a pretty tributary of the River Bush. It can be found some five miles to the southeast of Bushmills and this is a great place to take a stroll on a sunny day.

Antrim Coast – Bushmills, Northern Ireland

The rugged cliffs and coast of Antrim in northern Ireland with the ancient 13th century ruin of Dunluce.

People who have a little extra time to spare can take a day trip to the town of Coleraine to spend time wandering through the large and lovely Mountsandel Forest, the impressive Mountsandel fort can be found in the heart of the forest and is set on an ancient site that history lovers will want to spend plenty of time exploring.

A long stretch of sand can be found at Castlerock and this is a great place to spread out and soak up the sun for a few hours. Visitors can take a train ride to reach Castlerock and the ride through the countryside is very pretty, while there are lots of other enchanting natural and historical attractions in the area that are just waiting to be discovered such as the lush beauty of Downhill’s forest with its winding pathways.

Climate conditions

It can get rather chilly of the north coast, especially in the autumn and winter months. Things start to heat up in the month of April, while the hottest and driest months of the year are typically June, July and August.