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Mussenden Temple

National Trust Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House | 107 Sea Coast Road, Castlerock BT51 4TW, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7084 8728
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National Trust Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House | 107 Sea Coast Road, Castlerock BT51 4TW, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7084 8728
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Using our recharged annual NT pass, I recall of notes and discussion at site, if have it right, the imposing house/ cum temple originated around the second decade of the 18th C. by means of a local bishop, with the subsequent secondary structure added by...More

Thank preglad
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Whilst we couldn't get into the temple as it was closed, seeing it and seeing the ruins of the mansion was worth the trip. It was disappointing to see that National Trust does not appear yo be doing anything to restore the mansion. They appear...More

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Out of all the sites we visited while there this was the only one that had already limited its hours due to the winding down of the season (yet everywhere was still pretty busy). The morning we went there were already several cars there and...More

Thank Whiteknight_013
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Our casual walk around the grounds was lovely. The site was "closed" which only seemed to mean that the temple was locked as there was access to the grounds and the woman told us we could walk around as long as we liked. the views...More

Thank jenbby
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Noticed the temple as I was driving the coastal road to Castlerock. It's quite striking. Beautiful architecture. If the weather had been better, I have would explored it. Next trip.

Thank NHjo
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is an amazing building at the cliff edge with a fantastic backdrop of sea and sand. You can take some spectacular photos here! It's at Downhill Demesne which in itself is a beautiful place. Definitely one of the 'must see' places on the North...More

Thank Trixie63
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Parked on the road and walked through the kids adventure playground and garden route round the coast to the Mussenden temple. Stunning views from every window and a fantastic beach below we would have gone to had the weather not suddenly turned, so we missed...More

Thank Lottebubs
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Mussenden Temple, perched precariously on the cliff edge, is in the grounds of Downhill Demesne, managed by the National Trust and free for members. It was built as a library, and a fire in the basement ensured the books didn't get damp despite the sea...More

Thank Jellybellydancer
Reviewed 30 August 2017

A very cool spot that is truly worth seeing. Even if a long drive is involved, it is still worth it!!! A must do!!

Thank coachee1313
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I just love the location of Mussenden Temple which the mesmerising waves rolling into the the cliffs below. While the temple is empty, visitors can imagine how it must once have appeared with the walls lined with books and the warmth from the fire in...More

Thank Deb1302015
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19 July 2017|
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Response from PaulHFromCranley | Reviewed this property |
There is a small charge at the two main entrances (the National Trust have staff on duty) but as others have said, it's part of the coastal path and there are other access points where you can enter for free
Harmony B
17 March 2017|
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Response from Dorothy M | Reviewed this property |
Depends whether you want to go towards Coleraine or Londonderry. COleraine I would recommend The Lodge Hotel, Coleraine or slightly further to Royal Court at Whiterocks,Portrush. Going towards Derry I would recommend... More
Chris P
20 September 2016|
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Response from toomuchfunnow | Reviewed this property |
Hi, hope I'm not too late with the answer. Parking is free and from what I gather you can pretty much enter the site at any time. The visitor's center may just be closed. It's a bit of a trek to get to the temple... More