Bushmills Inn
Local attractions

It's time to explore 

We are the ideal location to explore the Causeway Coast

Situated in an enviable location along the Causeway Coast and Glens, the hotel provides the perfect base to explore the Causeway Coast and the wider region of Northern Ireland.

With a host of world-class visitor attractions, a huge range of activities and immersive experiences lead by locals, let us help you discover the 120 miles of spectacular coastline linking the Wild Atlantic Way to the Titanic in the vibrant city of Belfast.

The Top Ten

  1. The Giant’s Causeway

    Ireland’s only UNESCO Heritage Site, the Giant’s Causeway is one of Northern Ireland’s top visitor attractions. These 40, 000 polygonal basalt columns were created 60 million years ago and you can decide if they are result of an ancient volcanic eruption or a Causeway created by Finn McCool…

  2. Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

    Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge creates an exciting crossing over a 20m chasm to a rocky island which is a relic from the coastal salmon fishing trade of years gone by.

  3. The Old Bushmills Distillery

    The craft of whiskey making has been carried out at Bushmills for over 400 years. Enjoy a tour of Ireland’s oldest working distillery and taste a sample of a fine Irish whiskey.

  4. Ballintoy Harbour

    This small fishing harbour is in the picturesque village of Ballintoy, close to Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. It has become well known as a filming location for Pyke and the Iron Islands in HBO’s Game of Thrones.

  5. The Dark Hedges

    A beautiful avenue of beech trees planted in the eighteenth century have now become one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland. Perhaps better known these days as the Kingsroad from the series Game of Thrones.

  6. Dunluce Castle

    This Medieval 16th-century Castle is located dramatically close to a headland, overlooking the North Atlantic Sea, that plunges straight into the sea. The dramatic history of Dunluce is matched by tales of a banshee and how the castle kitchens fell into the sea one stormy night in 1639.

  7. Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne

    Mussenden Temple is located in the beautiful surroundings of Downhill Demesne near Castlerock. Explore the ruins of the 18th-century mansion of an eccentric Earl Bishop, the cliff top circular Mussenden Temple and the 17th-century thatched cottage Hezlett House.  Awe inspiring views, colourful gardens and events all year.

  8. Rathlin Island

    Located 6 miles off the coast of Ballycastle, this rugged island is six miles long, one mile wide, "L" shaped and home to a slowly increasing population of around 140 people and the biggest seabird colony in Northern Ireland.

  9. The Glens of Antrim

    Enjoy spectacular scenery as you drive along the winding roads through the Nine Glens of Antrim, taking in waterfalls, country parks, picturesque villages, a vanishing lake and amazing views of Scotland.

  10. The Gobbins

    Created in 1920 but recently opened again to the public, The Gobbins two-mile long cliff face path has spectacular tubular and suspension bridges, caves and carved rock tunnels.

Experiences

  1. Explore Game of Thrones Territory

    Choose from a guided tour by bus, by boat or even by helicopter and explore the many Game of Thrones filming locations along the Causeway Coast. You can even complete the Journey of Doors passport or how about a visit to several of the Doors location while enjoying local cuisine at each location?

  2. Try your hand at an activity

    Try surfing on a Blue Flag beach, enjoy some paddle boarding or for the ultimate in coastal exploration and excitement try some coasteering and enjoy our spectacular coastline through jumping, climbing, swimming, scrambling and caving.  Or for a more relaxing day, there is no better place to enjoy fishing or playing golf in Northern Ireland than the Causeway Coast.

  3. Savour the local cuisine

    Celebrate the fantastic food produced along the Causeway Coast and visit the Naturally North Coast & Glens Artisan Market or enjoy a guided tour by bus, or on foot, where you can meet local producers and try delicious dishes. You can even sail at sunrise to catch your own breakfast.

  4. Events on the Causeway Coast

    Enjoy wonderful events and festivals happening throughout the year. From vibrant music and concerts to country fairs, road races, airshows and high profile events such as The Open, as well as great walking, storytelling and maritime festivals - there's something for everyone.