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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 yesterday

The view from this temple are simply amazing. The beach it overlooks is rugged, goes on for ever and on a sunny day, turquoise blue. Can see as far as Royal Portrush links golf course on a clear day. The gardens at this National Trust...More

Thank somebodyUK
Reviewed 4 days ago

The gardens were lovely and it was a good walk from the visitor office to get to the temple. We chose the steep steps route (and it was steep) and were rewarded with the most amazing views of the temple, also the beautiful ocean.. The...More

Thank Rosemary M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really great National Trust property. Only £5 entry. Allow 2 hours at least. Follow the map so you get everything. Good walking shoes as wet under foot. Views spectacular! Toilet facilities in two spots. Recommended

Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A few words of caution/thoughts: 1) there is not a lot of information provided... google it beforehand/afterwards OR maybe you'll get lucky like us and a local will give you a more detailed rundown. The National Trust could step up there game here as Bishop...More

Thank Megan T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit especially if your a national trust member. Make sure you park in the nearest car park so that you can go to the right temple

Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible view of the sea and surrounding beaches - on a clear day you can see to Scotland. The temple itself is stunning. It's quite small, but has amazing acoustics. There are also some other ruins near the temple, and loads of sheep. If you...More

Thank kathryn_wanders
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go here is you want to pay for a good view of the Irish Sea, but there are many free places that have even better views. This hodgepodge of attraction starts with a trek to a "dove house". Formal gardens once graced the path. Now...More

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 14 May 2017

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
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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.
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
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