Guidebook for Bushmills

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Guidebook for Bushmills

Sightseeing

we overlook the causeway and by car it is just 5mins from our smithy; or you can walk down by a country lane through the glen and over the path to the steps down to the stones
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Giant's Causeway
44 Causeway Rd
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we overlook the causeway and by car it is just 5mins from our smithy; or you can walk down by a country lane through the glen and over the path to the steps down to the stones
a really fabulous visitor experience just a few minutes from here in Bushmills Villiage
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Old Bushmills Distillery
2 Distillery Rd
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a really fabulous visitor experience just a few minutes from here in Bushmills Villiage
castle ruins and a great walk to from the causeway
Dunseverick
castle ruins and a great walk to from the causeway
Fun for the family and you can also walk along the railway to the causeway from bushmills or Portballintrae; a lovely walk
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Giant's Causeway & Bushmills Railway
6 Runkerry Rd
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Fun for the family and you can also walk along the railway to the causeway from bushmills or Portballintrae; a lovely walk
such a delight.......will let it surprise you walk onto the beach depending on tide or go the other way to find some great picture opportunities again just 5 mins from here turn right
Portbraddan Road
such a delight.......will let it surprise you walk onto the beach depending on tide or go the other way to find some great picture opportunities again just 5 mins from here turn right
Hit the beach but don't swim! its dangerous but very beautiful to chill out on an listen to the singing sand beneath your toes only a few minutes drive turn right and continue along this road
Whitepark Road
Hit the beach but don't swim! its dangerous but very beautiful to chill out on an listen to the singing sand beneath your toes only a few minutes drive turn right and continue along this road
another national trust site worth seeing
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Dunluce Castle
87 Dunluce Rd
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another national trust site worth seeing
Very Impressive sight; great for photographs set your sat nav to find; head for Gracehill Golf Club you will see Brown signs! just 100 yds after and about 30 mins drive from here
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The Dark Hedges
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Very Impressive sight; great for photographs set your sat nav to find; head for Gracehill Golf Club you will see Brown signs! just 100 yds after and about 30 mins drive from here
Just an Hour away! a great day out you may also consider getting the train from coleraine for a scenic journey once traveled by the Queen herself! just don't miss the last train home!
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Londonderry
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Just an Hour away! a great day out you may also consider getting the train from coleraine for a scenic journey once traveled by the Queen herself! just don't miss the last train home!
Just over an hours drive to Belfast or take the train from Ballymoney for a day out! saves on the parking and you can do the taxi or open top bus tour as well
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Titanic Belfast
1 Olympic Way, Queens Road
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Just over an hours drive to Belfast or take the train from Ballymoney for a day out! saves on the parking and you can do the taxi or open top bus tour as well
Worth catching the ferry from Ballycastle check out the web site for times; a lovely day trip just 20 mins to the ferry terminal
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Rathlin
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Worth catching the ferry from Ballycastle check out the web site for times; a lovely day trip just 20 mins to the ferry terminal
an area of outstanding beauty and a mountain to climb in the footsteps of St Patrick just about 40 minutes from here
Slemish
an area of outstanding beauty and a mountain to climb in the footsteps of St Patrick just about 40 minutes from here
another outstanding beauty spot
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National Trust - Downhill Demesne
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another outstanding beauty spot
you can even cross over to Donegal from Magilligan Point just about 49 mins from here and its a short crossing; you can come back via londonderry for a round trip
Lough Foyle Ferry Company Limited
you can even cross over to Donegal from Magilligan Point just about 49 mins from here and its a short crossing; you can come back via londonderry for a round trip

Everything Else

Fabulous 9 hole golf course that welcomes visitors; Darren Clark is a member here and enjoys the course
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Bushfoot Golf Club
50 Bushfoot Rd
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Fabulous 9 hole golf course that welcomes visitors; Darren Clark is a member here and enjoys the course
excellent hotel; families or couples, great buzz, lovely fire and good menu; best to reserve but the bar has a lovely fire and you can chill and read the newspapers provided and grab a bite there too
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Bayview Hotel
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excellent hotel; families or couples, great buzz, lovely fire and good menu; best to reserve but the bar has a lovely fire and you can chill and read the newspapers provided and grab a bite there too
mentioning this as there is a really good play area for kids; only 1 mile from us
Dunseverick Primary School
215 Whitepark Rd
mentioning this as there is a really good play area for kids; only 1 mile from us
Game of Thrones fame and you could spend hours exploring the paths around the harbour in both directions
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Ballintoy
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Game of Thrones fame and you could spend hours exploring the paths around the harbour in both directions
A great family day out! check out the web site and its only 30 minutes from here
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Watertop Farm
188 Cushendall Rd
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A great family day out! check out the web site and its only 30 minutes from here
A lovely Traditional sea side resort; you can catch the ferry to Rathlin from here; lots of Bars with traditional music in this town; just 20 mins from the smithy
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Ballycastle
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A lovely Traditional sea side resort; you can catch the ferry to Rathlin from here; lots of Bars with traditional music in this town; just 20 mins from the smithy
Our Lady of Bethlehem Abbey Our Lady of Bethlehem Abbey belongs to a story of almost a thousand years. It is part of the Cistercian Order which was founded in Franc at Citeaux in Burgundy in the Year
Bethlehem Abbey Press
11 Ballymena Rd
Our Lady of Bethlehem Abbey Our Lady of Bethlehem Abbey belongs to a story of almost a thousand years. It is part of the Cistercian Order which was founded in Franc at Citeaux in Burgundy in the Year
Cinema and shopping centre
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Jet Centre
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Cinema and shopping centre
Coleraine Leisure Centre
Swimming
Really nice leisure center and swimming pool called the Joey Dunlop center for signage
Ballymoney Leisure
Really nice leisure center and swimming pool called the Joey Dunlop center for signage
we are only about 1hr 15mins from the International Airport
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Belfast International Airport
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we are only about 1hr 15mins from the International Airport
we are only about 1 and a half hours from the city airport in Belfast
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George Best Belfast City Airport
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we are only about 1 and a half hours from the city airport in Belfast
we are only 45 mins from the airport in Derry/city
City of Derry Airport
we are only 45 mins from the airport in Derry/city
drive the coastal road from Larne to the smithy and enjoy the fabulous scenery and coastal villages; take about 3 hours to enjoy
Larne Harbour
drive the coastal road from Larne to the smithy and enjoy the fabulous scenery and coastal villages; take about 3 hours to enjoy
great local carryout but doesn't do deliveries
Flash In The Pan
77 Main St
great local carryout but doesn't do deliveries
lovely sleepy village! thrown back in time
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Cushendall
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lovely sleepy village! thrown back in time
An impressive castle with fabulous gardens and tea rooms
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Glenarm Castle and Walled Garden
2 Castle Demesne
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An impressive castle with fabulous gardens and tea rooms
The home of the Irish Open and a magical links course; our smithy would be ideal for golfers wanting to base themselves on the north coast
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Royal Portrush Golf Club
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The home of the Irish Open and a magical links course; our smithy would be ideal for golfers wanting to base themselves on the north coast
A wonderful links course check it out; the clubhouse has a wonderful restaurant too
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Portstewart Golf Club
117 Strand Road
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A wonderful links course check it out; the clubhouse has a wonderful restaurant too
if you are planning a golfing holiday this course is worth playing
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Ballycastle Golf Club
2 Cushendall Rd
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if you are planning a golfing holiday this course is worth playing

Entertainment & Activities

lovely little seaside village with a lovely safe harbour and small beach at the front as well; paddleboarding can be booked. and the Boatclub welcomes non members
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Portballintrae
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lovely little seaside village with a lovely safe harbour and small beach at the front as well; paddleboarding can be booked. and the Boatclub welcomes non members
Best Beach for families and surfers; you can hire the gear! little gem and very sheltered around the rocks! take a picnic only 10 mins on the road to Portrush
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White Rocks
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Best Beach for families and surfers; you can hire the gear! little gem and very sheltered around the rocks! take a picnic only 10 mins on the road to Portrush
kids love it and the adults dread it haha! great fun and only 10 mins up the road past Ballintoy; there is also a coffee shop here
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National Trust Carrick-a-Rede
119a Whitepark Road
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kids love it and the adults dread it haha! great fun and only 10 mins up the road past Ballintoy; there is also a coffee shop here
If you are into horse riding just do it!! very well run horse farm and fabulous rides over the moors; a must do experience and fun for all the family they are very friendly and so kind to their horses
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Sheans Horse Farm
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If you are into horse riding just do it!! very well run horse farm and fabulous rides over the moors; a must do experience and fun for all the family they are very friendly and so kind to their horses
A lovely area of Portrush; nice coffee shops and also a lovely small childrens water play area and a little safe beach, delightful
The Arcadia
A lovely area of Portrush; nice coffee shops and also a lovely small childrens water play area and a little safe beach, delightful
what a fabulous old fashioned themed amusement park! Helter Skelters to the Big Dipper and the Dodgems a fun day out to remember
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Barry's Amusements
16 Eglinton St
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what a fabulous old fashioned themed amusement park! Helter Skelters to the Big Dipper and the Dodgems a fun day out to remember
A stunning setting with a an amazing lily pond and mature castle gardens, well worth a visit
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Antrim Castle Gardens
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A stunning setting with a an amazing lily pond and mature castle gardens, well worth a visit
great fun for the kiddies
Waterworld
great fun for the kiddies

Drinks & Nightlife

really lovely old schoolhouse to eat and drink always a big open fire
The Nook
48 Causeway Road
really lovely old schoolhouse to eat and drink always a big open fire
Local Bar; no food but a bit of local craic! music at the weekends
McBrides Bar
241 Whitepark Rd
Local Bar; no food but a bit of local craic! music at the weekends
Good Food at the causeway and you can walk down to the stones for free if you eat here
Causeway Hotel
Good Food at the causeway and you can walk down to the stones for free if you eat here
food and drinks just 1 minute from the smithy
The Smugglers Inn
food and drinks just 1 minute from the smithy
Traditional Music on a saturday night wednesdays and fridays during july and august Gorgeous fine dining; please reserve table; but just call for a pint of Guinness or a wee whiskey! so relaxed
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The Bushmills Inn Hotel
9 Dunluce Rd
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Traditional Music on a saturday night wednesdays and fridays during july and august Gorgeous fine dining; please reserve table; but just call for a pint of Guinness or a wee whiskey! so relaxed
fabulous food; booking recommended
Tartine at the Distillers Arms
140 Main St
fabulous food; booking recommended
well this is a great Bar! and super bistro; cant book and can be a long wait but so worth it; also Coast/Winebar/Mermaid/Neptune&Prawn owned by same people and all around harbour
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Harbour Gin Bar
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well this is a great Bar! and super bistro; cant book and can be a long wait but so worth it; also Coast/Winebar/Mermaid/Neptune&Prawn owned by same people and all around harbour
overlooking the arcadia this is a beautiful setting and busy restaurant, booking advised and they do a great tea time special
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55 Degrees North
1 Causeway St
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overlooking the arcadia this is a beautiful setting and busy restaurant, booking advised and they do a great tea time special
a must for Motor Bike enthusiasts, just 20 mins from the smithy you could do the dark hedges on the way
Joey's Bar
a must for Motor Bike enthusiasts, just 20 mins from the smithy you could do the dark hedges on the way

Food Scene

A must! and you really need to book for dinner; pop in an take a peek! very impressive
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The French Rooms
45 Main St
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A must! and you really need to book for dinner; pop in an take a peek! very impressive
yummy that's the best way to describe the home baked treats waiting for you!
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Roark's Kitchen
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yummy that's the best way to describe the home baked treats waiting for you!
great fish suppers; carryout
The Dolphin Portrush
100 Causeway St
great fish suppers; carryout
Lovely garden centre and shop with a beautiful coffee shop too; you can also order some lovely homemade foods such as lasagne/cottage pie (to take away) a to save you cooking
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Creative Gardens Bushmills
88 Ballyclogh Rd
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Lovely garden centre and shop with a beautiful coffee shop too; you can also order some lovely homemade foods such as lasagne/cottage pie (to take away) a to save you cooking
Right in the middle of the Glens this is a fabulous place to eat and walk the glens; and see the wonderful waterfall
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Laragh Lodge Restaurant
120 Glen Rd
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Right in the middle of the Glens this is a fabulous place to eat and walk the glens; and see the wonderful waterfall

Shopping

oh yes and its licensed; a fabulous find and if the weather is good lots of outside tables 10 minutes takes you to here
The Red Door Cottage Tea Room & Bistro
oh yes and its licensed; a fabulous find and if the weather is good lots of outside tables 10 minutes takes you to here
for info on surfing and watersports
Troggs Surf School
for info on surfing and watersports