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Bushmills is a designated conservation village which provides a destination hub for 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 adjacent to Dundarave Estate.
The car parking in the village is free but you will find time restrictions on street parking in certain area of the village, clearly marked by signage and enforced by traffic wardens. Bushmills has a wide choice of eateries from coffee shops to licensed restaurants and several gift shops, galleries and various retail shops.
The village is designated as a conservation area due to its architectural integrity comprising of over 80 listed buildings. A local community forum (Bushmills Steering Group) is busy through 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 and is part of a village heritage trail, it was the first physical marker anywhere to this unique tongue.