Bushmills, home to the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery is steeped in history.  At least 7 mills were sited on the River Bushmills, processing corn, flax, spade and ironwork, timber, paper and eventually in the 1800s a generating station to power the new tram linking Portrush to the Giant’s Causeway – the world’s first hydroelectric railway system.

Bushmills is a Conservation town with some eighty listed buildings, shops, cafés, restaurants and hostelries.  Two corn Mills, both with working water wheels, have been restored as private residences.  Vacant buildings are even attracting visitor attention and world-wide publicity as the windows and doors have been imaginatively used to recreate old grocer/pubs and shops, whilst replicas of the panels can be found in Silver Springs, Maryland – 10 miles north of Washington DC.

Adjacent to the Bushmills Visitor Information Centre you will find the Park and Ride facility servicing the UNESCO World Heritage Site – The Giant’s Causeway.

Every year the Bushmills Salmon & Whiskey Festival celebrates the history and heritage of the town and its two most famous products.