Bushmills is the gateway to the Giant's Causeway and home to the Old Bushmills Whiskey Distillery. The Park and Ride shuttle service for the Giant's Causeway operates from the where parking is free, using the shuttle bus brings you a saving on the entrance ticket to the Visitor Centre. Bushmills has a wide choice of eateries from coffee shops to licensed restaurants along with several gift shops and galleries along with other interesting retail outlets. Check out The French Rooms and the Hamely Gallery, for more restaurants and accommodation follow the tourism links on the main homepage menu.
The village has been designated as a conservation area and has around 90 listed buildings, the local community forum is busily through its sub group addressing many of the village needs which will include a heritage trail and a long term plan for tourism. One unique trait of the village is the local tongue which carries a mixture of Scots, English, French and Gaelic. The tongue is known as Ulster Scots or in America Scots Irish.