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Address: National Trust Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House | 107 Sea Coast Road, Castlerock BT51 4TW, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 7084 8728
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Fun historic day

My fave place to visit in county Londonderry, the scenery is something out of this world truly another gem on the north coast

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My fave place to visit in county Londonderry, the scenery is something out of this world truly another gem on the north coast

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Donaghadee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tramped from car park to this building via BIshops Palace and paths enjoying the spectacular setting and wonderful views from building.

Thank Dorothy M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice views and a decent walk, not epic but worth a visit in the area, free when i went i wouldn't have been happy to paid much more than a few quid for the family.

Thank Conor O
Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is a great little find. I saw this in a travel guide book in my hotel room. We had gone up to Northern Ireland spur of the moment and only knew of a few attractions. The Temple is situated on a cliff side you have great views of the beach and railroad tracks from here. The grounds are really... More 

Thank pinkthis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Recently visited Mussenden Temple and was very impressed. The walk around the temple was brilliant and the views across the sea breathtaking. Will definitely return, well worth a visit

Thank Philip R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

It's not a Temple as such but an old Library. Now empty but situated in a beautiful spot. You can view from many angles and walk to it from its designated car park or from Castlerock. It's situated precariously on the cliff edge and replicated from the ancient Temple of Vista in Rome.

Thank Tracey J
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Mussenden Temple was closed at the time when we arrived, but it still worth a visit just to admire its elegant building design. It was situated at the edge of the cliff. Alongside, you will get a great stunning view of the sea together with the temple. It must be a good location for photo as well since there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The Mussenden Temple was built in 1785 as a library, with a beautiful coastal cliff as a backdrop. It's on the grounds of the ruins of Downhill Demesne, which are wonderful as well. We enjoyed hiking around the estate, and the views at the clifftops are amazing! The Downhill Strand beach and the temple exterior were used in Game of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Mussenden Temple is the standout in this set of ruins which includes Downhill House and a dovecote. Built as a library, the temple perches on the sea cliffs overlooking a vast beach stretching to Lough Foyle, offering beautiful views. Now a National Trust property, services include toilets and a picnic area.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting ruins around a good walk. It was very windy as you are high up but dry and the view of the beach from the top of the cliff by the temple is breathtaking. It's a very rural place so remember to close the gates as there are sheep grazing in the fields. A cup of tea would have been... More 

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