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Mussenden Temple

National Trust Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House | 107 Sea Coast Road, Castlerock 51 4TW, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7084 8728
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Castlerock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
Description: Part of "Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House" See main listing for full details.
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New Delhi, India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Its a must visit on a bright sunny day, hardly 10 min walk from main gate and you find yourself surrounded by lush green pastures, some ancient structures and sea in the backdrop, the beauty of this place cannot be described. It is definitely one of the must visits during the Norther Ireland tour, you will end up taking loads... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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171 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Called in here whilst doing a driving tour of the northern coast. Spectacular scenery in this area. The temple is well signposted and has a decent car park although make sure you stop as you go in to get your ticket or show your card - I didn't and the poor lad had to run down to the car park!... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I am not sure if its normally open but the view out of one of the windows to the sea was amazing. A fair walk from carpark but pleasant views.

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Limavady, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Went over on a wet Monday bank holiday. My kids are aged from 7 to 13 and they loved it charged around and explored the ruins and then went to the walled garden and the Dovecote, can honestly say even on a wet day it was well worth a visit and we will definitely go back on a dry day... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I've been visiting this place from before I could write. It's absolutely beautiful. The views are breathtaking and the setting is very romantic. If it's open, inside the temple allows for even more impressive views of downhill beach, and the fierce Atlantic Ocean. The castle ruins is a 'must see' too. I could literally spend hours getting lost in how... More

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London, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This has always been a special place for my fiancé and he arranged a surprise trip to this temple to propose. First time for me, The view is absolutely stunning! Park is well looked after and the small stonehouse down the road worth visiting too!

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DownhillHezlett107, Manager at Mussenden Temple, responded to this review

What a lovely story :) - Perhaps we might be welcoming you back to host your wedding inside the Temple too!? More

Coleraine, Co. Londonderry , N. Ireland
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Had a wonderful afternoon out with my family and my two young nephews over on holiday from England. There is no nicer place in a dry sunny day to enjoy the views and the kids loved running around the ruins of the castle. I do understand other reviewers complaining about the high price of entry and when you complain the... More

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DownhillHezlett107, Manager at Mussenden Temple, responded to this review

Greetings Colin, We're so pleased to hear you had a great day visiting us at Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House. While we appreciate that National Trust membership may not be for everyone, it is amazing value. If you visited every National Trust place in N.Ireland alone just once as a family it pays for itself 6 times over. Not to... More

Scotland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The Temple itself is in the grounds of Downhill Castle with spectacular views of the Atlantic Coast line including 7 mile long Benone Beach, Castlerock, Portrush, Portstewart, Donegal and on a really good day, further round the North Coast of Northern Ireland. Good parking ,picnic tables. Well worth entrance fee. Don't miss it!!

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My family have recently moved home to the North West Coast of Ireland, and so I took the opportunity to visit Downhill Demesne and Mussenden Temple about eight weeks ago. You can actually see the temple from my mom's front window far away in the distance, and this is what initially inspired me to visit. It was a very cold,... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

A pretty good walk from the parking lot and you will past the ruin building and then the temple with a good view of the sea as it is located high above the Atlantic Ocean on the north-western coast of Northern Ireland. Must see if you're are in Northern Ireland

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