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Mussenden Temple

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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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A must see iconic tourist attraction

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We visited this, as part of a walk. It is a wonderful building, and even though it was slightly cloudy the sight was amazing.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I enjoyed his place. The temple is a pretty building and the fact that it is on the very edge of a seaside cliff makes it even more beautiful. The view of the beach below is very pretty. There are two different car parks. I parked at the Lions Gate car park and walked to the temple first and then... More 

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