Welcome to Bushmills......Gateway to the Giant's Causeway and home of the Auld Bushmills Whiskey Distillery......
Bushmills is a designated conservation village with over ninety listed buildings of architectural and heritage interest, the village has a long and colourful history which dates back to when man first settled the north coast ater the last ice age, the village is also home to the world famous Old Bushmills Whiskey Distillery.
It has the unique distinction of holding three significant world first's; the first hydro electric powered public tramway in the world, the oldest licensed distillery in the world and the world's first bronze sculpture to mark the local tongue/dialect of Ulster-Scots or Scots-Irish.
The village is synonomous with salmon which each year migrate back across the North Atlantic to their breeding grounds in the tributaries and gravel beds of the river Bush. The river is one of the primary salmon rivers in Ireland and research has been ongoing here at the Salmon Station since 1973. Each year anglers come from all over the world to fish the river and hopefully land one of these beautiful oceam travellers before they jump the Walkmill Falls.
The village is the closest commercial location to the Giant's Causeway and has all the needs that a traveller may require, it acts as a gateway to the Giant's Causeway with a large Park and Ride facilitiy in the village for visitors. You can park your car here free of charge and catch the shuttle bus up to the causeway. A new information centre and heritage trail is scheduled to be created this year (2012) which will enhance the visitor experience to the village.
To celebrate the village and its rich cultral heritage a Salmon and Whiskey Festival takes place each year in September.