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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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Reviews (221)
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are visiting the North Coast then a stop here is well worth the effort. The route from the Lions gate car park is pram friendly as it is a gravelled track, but make sure you bring a coat - even on sunny days,...More

Thank Terry T
Reviewed 5 days ago

On May 19th the National Trust staff forgot to open the temple building at 10am which is when it was advertised to be open. When I enquired at 10.30 they said the 'ranger had forgotten this morning' So don't plan to go in to the...More

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some nice, if short, walks in and around Mussenden with ruins, a small lake, woods and gardens to explore. Good for photos. Definitely worth a stop if you're touring the North Coast.

Thank PaulHFromCranley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were at Downhill beach and from here yiu could see Mussenden temple. We did not go up to it but from the beach looks to be historic. It seems to be free to go and explore. Im the good weather a visit to this...More

Thank shelly-ann
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely site at the top of a cliff. Free to visit although it is on the same site as Downhill Demense. Don't pay to visit Downhill Demense as all the most interesting parts can be viewed for nothing. Mussendum, other than its location, is a...More

Thank Gina C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The views are breathtaking and wish I could have spent more time here. The black glen is also a lovely walk additional to the Mussenden Temple.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I never actually visited this temple, but from Downhill Beach, it was my reference point, as family cottage was nearby. It sits way up on the cliff.

Thank Robin B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having lived in NI all my life this was the first visit to Mussenden. What a great spot for a day out. There are plenty of walks around the Temple and some interesting information about this former Grand homestead. It can be a bit chilly...More

Thank JohnS35
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a busy day it can be hard to get parking. Best avoid major holidays! Really nice place to visit. A nice garden and woods to walk through. The temple is lovely to walk around. Some stunning views over the sea and a good view...More

1  Thank Steven L
Reviewed 12 April 2017

It was 20 years ago when we were last here and its still well worth it. The walk around the grounds out to the temple is very natural and the views of Downhill and Castlerock are outstanding. The Temple is open and you really can...More

Thank Ashley A
Nearby Restaurants
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Temple Bistro
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Berthas Bar & Restaurant
38 reviews
.54 km away
Railway Diner
12 reviews
.48 km away
Nearby Attractions
Castlerock Beach
58 reviews
.55 km away
Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House
95 reviews
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Castlerock Golf Club
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.62 km away
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Harmony B
Hey DE. Where did you go for the reception after the wedding? We're considering Mussenden Temple, but need to find a place for a dinner/dance.
18 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
My question is in regard to the car park. Is it free to park? If not how much is the cost? Also, how far of a walk is it from the car park to the temple?
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
Hi can anyone help me with getting here by train or bus instead of driving? We will be coming from Belfast, I have never been so i am unsure of the way. I would like to see the temple, downhill demesne and perhaps the beach area as the weather is good.
1 June 2016|
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Response from peter k | Reviewed this property |
There is a train but I do not know schedules as we drove Downhill, Mussenden and the coast are all spectacular and I cannot recommend enough We did it as a day trip from Derry This is only 20 miles from my old family farm... More