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Everyone needs a break. Whether you work 9-5 in a crowded office or work shifts in the hospitality trade, everybody is entitled to a relaxing getaway. However,  sometimes a weekend just isn't enough. Here are five reasons why you should extend your getaway at The Bushmills Inn…

1. Al Fresco Dining 

Long periods of good weather can be a rare occurrence in Northern Ireland, therefore you have to make the best of it while you can! It seems we are in for a good summer this year - so embrace the outdoors, put on your shades and dine al fresco at The Bushmills Inn. 

Enjoy some exquisite cuisine inspired by fresh, locally sourced ingredients in one of the most idyllic places to eat in the North! If that’s not worth an extra day away, we don’t know what is…

2. Traditional Gas Bar with Live Music  

Picture the scene - a room steeped in history still lit by gas light, a seat in the corner snug with a large glass of oaky red, a cosy peat fire and local musicians to entertain you late into the night. It’s the perfect craic-filled night out and one you don’t want to miss in the Traditional Gas Bar every weekend at The Bushmills Inn. 

3. Games of Thrones Filming Locations 

From medieval castles to steep mountains and emerald landscapes, Northern Ireland is the perfect setting to shoot a medieval fantasy epic. The Bushmills Inn is an ideal base to start exploring from. 
 
Here are some of the best destinations in Northern Ireland that were featured in the Game of Thrones:

  • Game of Thrones Sea Safaris
  • Binevenagh, Limavady
  • The Dark Hedges
  • Journey of Doors Passport
  • Shillanavogy Valley
  • Larrybane Bay

A few more honourable mentions include Downhill Beach (Dragonstone), Portstewart Strand (Coast of Dorne), Ballintoy Harbour (Lordsport Harbour) and Murlough Bay (Essos). With so many Game of Thrones locations that you can visit, really you have no choice but to spend an extra day exploring. 

4. Golf Courses 

Ireland is one of the best destinations to enjoy a game of golf and The Bushmills Inn is the perfect base for any golf enthusiast. Here are some of the most renowned courses within a short distance from our luxurious hotel on the Causeway Coast:

  •  Royal Portrush Golf Club - (Set to host the 148th Open Championship from the 14th – 21st July 2019.) 
  • Castlerock Golf Club
  • Portstewart Golf Club

So, go on, treat yourself.  Give yourself a bit of extra time to squeeze in a few rounds!

5. Because You Deserve it! 

There’s so much to see and do during a weekend break that it’s sometimes impossible to get everything done within two days. You deserve that extra day or two to relax, unwind and make the most of your time away.