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Bushmills is designated conservation village which acts as a gateway village to the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Giant's Causeway, it is also home to 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 its architectural integrity comprising of over 80 listed buildings. The local community forum. the Bushmills Steering Group s busy through its sub groups 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 parts of North Antrim, County Down and Donegal. A bronze sculpture was create through community art workshop led by the artist Ross Wilson in 2004 now forms part of the village heritage trail and was the first physical marker to this unique tongue.