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Nestled among the rolling drumlins of the north east corner of Ireland, our farm distillery is at the forefront of Ireland’s spirits renaissance.

Local Area

The Echlinville Distillery is located on the Ards Peninsula in County Down near Ireland’s most easterly point.

Situated on the shores of Strangford Lough, Echlinville’s Distillery in Northern Ireland is surrounded by an internationally recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The rocky shoreline and rolling hills around our distillery are steeped in 9,000 years of history. Follow in the steps of St Patrick on a serene lough shore walk or take to the water to explore the hundreds of hidden islands that make Strangford Lough one of the world’s most stunning waterways. At the end of the day, relax and refuel with locally produced artisan food and drink and enjoy stunning views over the lough towards the Mourne Mountains.

Located one hour from Belfast and two hours from Dublin, The Echlinville Distillery is easily accessible from both of our island’s capitals.

Whether you a planning a day trip to Strangford Lough or taking the time to enjoy everything the area has to offer, no visit would be complete without a visit to our Irish whiskey and gin distillery. We look forward to welcoming you.


The Echlinville Distillery,
62 Gransha Rd, Kircubbin,
Newtownards BT22 1AJ

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Opening Hours

Office: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Shop: Daily 11am-4pm

Café & Walks: Wednesday to Friday 11am-4pm. Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm.

Tours: Booking Essential

**Closed 12-16 July inclusive**

View of Strangford Lough from Portaferry, black and white photo

Visitor Experiences

Distillery Tours & Events

We offer a range of visitor experiences from our Tour & Tipple to gin tastings, whiskey tastings, and bespoke group events. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of Ireland’s first farm distillery and discover the journey of our spirits from fields to glass.

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Café and Pathways

Visit the Disitller’s Rest Café and enjoy a walk through the historic Echlinville Estate.

Our newly created walking paths wind through the grounds of The Echlinville Distillery and Manor House. Take in the sights of our distillery orchard, home of the Echlinville Apple which was first bred here by estate gardener John Logan in the early 18th century. Stroll through the fields where we grow the barley used to distil our spirits. Cross the stone bridge to visit the oldest coral clad Folly in Ireland. Then relax with a hot drink and sweet treat from our coffee shop.

Distiller’s Rest Café and walking trails are to the public, not just those who are participating in a distillery tour.

*The Echlinville Pathways have been constructed with support from Tourism Northern Ireland’s Experience Development Programme 2020-21

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We are committed to making our visitor experiences as accessible to as many people as possible, giving due consideration to the needs of all people and understanding the challenges of access that many disabled and less able people may face when visiting our distillery. We strive to ensure that Echlinville is as accessible and inclusive as possible, while operating within the restrictions of our Grade B1 Listed Buildings Status.

If you have any questions about accessibility when planning a visit to The Echlinville Distillery, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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