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Bushmills Distillery

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Address: 2 Distillery Road, Bushmills BT57 8XH, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 2073 1521
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12:00 - 16:45
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Sun 12:00 - 16:45
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:45
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Opened in 1608, this is the oldest licensed distillery in the world and...

Opened in 1608, this is the oldest licensed distillery in the world and exports its whiskey internationally.

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Great tour and great tasting experience

We booked onto the 2pm tour, and were shown round by Andrew. He was very personable and very knowledgeable. The tour takes you into the actual factory so it's real and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Stone
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked onto the 2pm tour, and were shown round by Andrew. He was very personable and very knowledgeable. The tour takes you into the actual factory so it's real and interesting. We then went on to do a premium tasting with Ben. All in all we tried 10 whiskies! It was good fun, and again, very interesting. Highly recommended.

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting tour of the distillery which lasted about 40 mins and was preceded by a nice warm glass of spiced whiskey, and ended with a generous measure of a choice of one of the Bushmills whiskeys, all included in the entry fee. Soft drinks are available as well. Great value at £8 and well worth a visit if you are... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Arriving at the car park we went into the visitor centre and made our purchase of tickets. Then the fire alarm went off and everyone was evacuated until the fire service arrived and gave us the all clear, so a delay of about 30 minutes. Our guide, Lauren, was very good and knowledgeable and took time to find out where... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here with friends to go on the tour. The reception area is very nice and while you wait for the tour to begin you are offered a hot toddy. The tour guide is very informative but I found the tour to be rather short but interest none the less and the chance to sample whiskeys is an opportunity... More 

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Bushmills Distillery. From the start where you were given a hot toddy, to the tour which was very informative and interesting, you also get a couple of whiskeys and the end of your tour. Tour guide was very enthused about the subject which helped make the tour both interesting and enjoyable.

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Thank Thanatos72
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bushmills is a small town so finding the distillery is easy. Car parking is provided with plenty of room. Cost is reasonable and great value to that of being toured around the distillery, with a full explanation of the process. Our guide was lively and very well informed = I got a good understanding of the differences between irish whiskey... More 

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide Tim was very informative and made the tour which lasts approximately 40 minutes interesting. All aspects of the tour were enjoyable and although not a whiskey drinker the history, process and expansion of the product is amazing. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Martyn H
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting visit , guide was very knowledgable interesting to see. And with you're ticket you can have a taster at the end if you want to

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour. Giftshop and cafe. They can cope with large groups with ease. You don't have to do the tour to gain access to the gift shop

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being a whiskey fan I couldn't wait to get here.. and it was brilliant fun.. the staff are superb ..so knowledgeable and friendly ..super fun afternoon

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