Bushmills, Co. Antrim

Located three miles south of Portrush, known for its distillery and for excellent fishing on the River Bush, Bushmills is an ideal spot from which to tour the north Antrim coast. 

The world famous Old Bushmills Distillery (+44 (0) 28 2073 1521, open all year) is the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery having received its licence to distil in 1608 and is devoted to the production of single malt Irish whiskey. 

The north Antrim coast has some magnificent sites to offer the visitor including the extraordinary geological feature, the Giants Causeway.  This world heritage site has spectacular cliffs and headlands faced with basalt columns, the area also includes a nature reserve, and the Causeway Visitor Centre (+44 (0) 28 2073 1855), which explains the geology of the area. 

Carrick a Rede rope bridge (+44 (0) 28 2076 9839, open March to October) is another must see, which has spanned the 60ft gap between the mainland and Carrick a Rede island for at least 200 years.  A walk along the cliff top path gives excellent views of Rathlin Island and the west coast of Scotland. 

The north Antrim coast is also home to one of Ireland’s most spectacularly sited castles, Dunluce Castle (+44 (0) 28 207 31938, open March to October), perched on a rock stack connected to the mainland by a wooden bridge; the oldest parts of the castle date back to the 14th century. 

Anglers can take advantage of the outstanding salmon and trout fishing available on the River Bush and the Lower Bann.   

Gardens

Benvarden - Garden Ballymoney County Antrim Northern Ireland
Benvarden
Ballymoney, Co. Antrim
Two of the more colourful associations with Benvarden concern a previous owner known as ‘Half Hanged McNaughton’ and the lions roaring from the far side of the River Bush. None of this disturbs the serenity of the two acre walled ...

Golf

Castlerock GC
Castlerock Golf Club
Coleraine, Co. Londonderry
Course Type: Links
Castlerock Golf Club lies approximately 8km (5 miles) due West of the town of Coleraine on the North Coast of Northern Ireland. It is a fabulous Ben Sayers designed links course set among rolling sand dunes. Its scenic qualities embrace the river ...

Self Catering

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What's On

Origin Farmers Market Ballymoney - Co Antrim - Last Saturday Each Month
Origin Farmers Market Ballymoney - Castlecroft, Main Street

Last Saturday of month 11-2pm

Contact: Joanne McLaughlin, Ballymoney Town Centre Mgt - 00 44 (0)28 2766 0238

Tourist Attractions

Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge - Ballintoy County Antrim Northern Ireland
Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge
Ballintoy, Co. Antrim
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is a rope suspension bridge that links the mainland cliffs of north County Antrim to the tiny Carrick Island. It was traditionally erected by Salmon fisherman each year to allow them to access rich waters, spanning 20 m ...

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