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Address: National Trust Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House | 107 Sea Coast Road, Castlerock BT51 4TW, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 7084 8728
Description: Part of "Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House" See main listing for full...
Part of "Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House" See main listing for full details.
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Two gates are available to enter. Choose the northern Lion gate if you do not like much walking, or the Lower gate called Bishops Gate. We chose the latter and walked up through... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Birmingham
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157 reviews 157 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Two gates are available to enter. Choose the northern Lion gate if you do not like much walking, or the Lower gate called Bishops Gate. We chose the latter and walked up through the Glen before climbing up to the temple. What fantastic view despite the howling gale. The sun shone and we enjoyed it. The house is a ruin... More 

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northern ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I recently visited the temple after Ramore wine bar lunch..... A walk was definitely needed! You pay £4.50 each on arrival and are given the option of a 20 min walk or 40 min walk to the temple! We chose the 20 min walk as it was very windy, the views here a fabulous right on the cliff edge definitely... More 

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Interesting place. We visited on Easter Sunday and there were a lot of people around so we couldn't enjoy it fully. The views are amazing on a good day I bet. If the windows were cleaned we may have seen further. Good day out as part of visiting the whole site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

A must see location...breathtaking beauty...but National Trust manages access and unless you are a member its pretty expensive for a family...bring a picnic and make it worth the entry charge ...or join the National Trust and get in for free!

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

If you're up this way it is worth making the trip. The views are incredible. The young male National Trust employee at the entrance was very enthusiastic and friendly. Stunning on a good day

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Newport
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is one of those places to tick off your list when visiting the Antrim coast. It's pictured in a lot of the guide books. But once you have been, you'll return each trip. Amazing views

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Belleville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My family and I loved this place. We had a great time walking up to the temple, the gale force winds weren't are friend that day, but it was absolutely worth it. The views were amazing. We came in through Bishop's Gate and hiked up. The entire trip was lovely. Its accessible even in poor weather, just wear your wellies!

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Bangor Co Down
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Took my cousin to see this on 19 the March and was surprised to see Temple closed but gates were opened to drive on in. We were very lucky and the weather was great... Stunning views over Benone beach.. Would have been perfect if temple was open and the nearby castle/ manor house... Have been before and my cousin learned... More 

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It was well worth making that wee dander over the cliffs in January to see the temple even if it was closed, the outside gates were open so I could walk straight up to it anyways. I was even lucky enough to get several hours of sunshine! The views from that place are simply breathtaking, be it over the sea... More 

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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Downhill Desmene and Mussenden Temple have a stunning backdrop. Beautiful on a winters day with lots of grazing sheep all around. Just perfect for a bracing walk over the fields and close to the sea with Downhill beach literally just down below.. Good sturdy footwear required though. Next time we will visit in summer to experience a lovely summer breeze!

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