Bushmills is a unique rural settlement often described as a 'characteristic' north Antrim village whose foundation began as a simple strategic crossing point on river Bush. The settlement flourished from the development of water powered industries. which led to the village becoming one of the key commercial locations in north Antrim. The village has over eighty listed building of architectural importance which reflect the towns rich built heritage,, it is also a designated a conservation area.
Today, it provides a destination arrival hub for visitors to the Unesco World Heritage Site at the Giant's Causeway and is also home to the Old Bushmills Whiskey Distillery founded in 1608. As a river crossing point on the designated Causeway Coastal Route, it provides a natural stopping point for travellers.
Throughout the village you will find twenty heritage plaques with QR Codes developed through community action, if you scan these more information will appear via the internet about that particular building, location or artwork. The list of locations can be found on the 'QR Location Map' menu above. These will be expanded upon in the near future. For more information about the locations around the village visit the Causeway Coastal Route website.