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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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great day out!

The temple (which seemed to have been a library) and the grounds are well maintained by the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shalini K
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Easter egg hunt

Joined the national trust today and decided to go here for the Easter egg hunt with the kids. And I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shaun A
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Part of "Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House" See main listing for full details.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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National Trust Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House | 107 Sea Coast Road, Castlerock BT51 4TW, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The temple (which seemed to have been a library) and the grounds are well maintained by the National Trust! Very impressive!

Thank Shalini K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Joined the national trust today and decided to go here for the Easter egg hunt with the kids. And I have to say lovely place breathtaking views. We will definitely be back over the summer.

Thank Shaun A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb views from the temple across the beach. A wonderful, unusual building. Set in plenty of grounds for a good walk.

Thank Tina B
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Even though we are from Portstewart, our family really enjoy walking around Mussenden Temple and Downhill Castle. The sea views are breath taking.

Thank Causeway Coast R
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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bigc1030
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
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Harmony B
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
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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
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