Bushmills is designated conservation village which provides the gateway to the Giant's Causeway and is also home to the Old Bushmills Whiskey Distillery. The Park and Ride shuttle service for the Giant's Causeway operates from a car park close to the Diamond area of the village, using the shuttle bus brings you a saving on the entrance ticket to the Visitor Centre. The car parks in the village are free but you will find time restrictions on parking in other parts of the village and traffic wardens who enforce this. Bushmills has a wide choice of eateries from coffee shops to licensed restaurants with several gift shops, galleries and varied retail outlets.
The village has been designated as a conservation area due to the architectural integrity of the village which has over 80 listed buildings, the local community forum is busily through its sub group addressing many of the village needs to enhance the experience for both the visitor and resident. One unique aspect of this part of North Antrim is the local tongue which carries a mixture of Scots, English, French and Gaelic. The tongue is known locally as Ulster Scots or in America Scots Irish. It is very unique to certain parts North Antrim, Parts of County Down and Donegal.
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