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2 edition of Downhill and the Mussenden Temple, County Derry. found in the catalog.

Downhill and the Mussenden Temple, County Derry.

National Trust. Committee for Northern Ireland.

Downhill and the Mussenden Temple, County Derry.

by National Trust. Committee for Northern Ireland.

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Published by National Trust Committee for Northern Ireland in Belfast .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsNicholson and Bass (Belfast),
The Physical Object
Pagination13p., [2]p. of plates :
Number of Pages13
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17275111M

  The Mussenden Temple, in Downhill, County Derry, is arguably the most-photographed building in Northern Ireland. To this day a breath of scandal surrounds the man who built it and the woman he. Find Mussenden Temple Downhill Demesne Coleraine Co stock images in HD and millions of other royalty-free stock photos, illustrations and vectors in the Shutterstock collection. Thousands of new, high-quality pictures added every day.

  Mussenden Temple is a library situated on a cliff edge in County Derry, Northern Ireland. The beach it looks over was used in filming the Game of Thrones (when Melisandre burnt the Seven Gods). It was built in , as part of the Downhill Estate, and is now part of the National Trust.   Mussenden Temple is part of the Downhill Demesne Estate and it is perched right on the cliff tops with stunning views of the coast on either side. The NT wants £6 plus per person entry, however, personally I think that is rather steep. You can park TripAdvisor reviews.

The Temple was once a library and as a book lover you can imagine it would have been the most idyllic place to sit and read for hours and hours with no disruptions apart from the view. The family pass into Downhill also gave us entry to the nearby Hezlett House, a beautiful old thatched cottage which dates back to the 17th Century. Downhill Beach is a sumptuous beach of 11km of fine sand, located in Northern Ireland near the village of Castelrock. It is there that the no less famous Mussenden Temple is located!


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Downhill and the Mussenden Temple, County Derry by National Trust. Committee for Northern Ireland. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The grounds, gardens and toilets at Downhill Demesne are open. Please ensure you book your space in advance by 3pm the day before your visit, to avoid disappointment. Mussenden Temple is located in the beautiful surroundings of Downhill Demesne near Castlerock in County on: Sea Road, Castlerock, BT51 4RP, County Londonderry.

Come along to Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House for fun family days and why not have a picnic around the Mussenden Temple, Downhill House, in the Lion's Gate Walled Garden, Hezlett House gardens or in the Bishop's Gate forest or Secret on: Mussenden Road, Castlerock, BT51 4RP, County Londonderry.

Mussenden Temple is part of the Downhill Demesne Estate and it is perched right on the cliff tops with stunning views of the coast on either side. Iron Islands, Giant's Causeway & Rope Bridge from Derry. All reviews the cliff mussenden temple national trust hezlett house downhill demesne walled garden bishop's palace ruined house lions /5().

Back at Downhill, walk up through the cutting to County Derry. book Demesne, the 18th-century country residence of the twin-titled Earl of Bristol and Bishop of Lion’s Gate and long avenue herald the palatial ruins on the skyline, but it’s the Mussenden Temple that steals the show.

Beneath the Earl Bishop’s summer library, built in the style of the Temple of Vesta in Italy, the cliff. mussenden temple downhill benone county derry londonderry northern ireland. This is Mussenden Temple at Downhill on the Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland. The picture was taken at sunset.

CASTLEROCK, NORTHERN IRELAND- OCTO Mussenden Temple at Downhill Demesne National Trust Site. The Mussenden. It is one thing to have both the leisure Downhill and the Mussenden Temple and a good book, but the Earl Bishop tops them all when it comes to creating a magnificent building with such a great view to house his books.

What an amazing location for a library. Coast, Sea and Sky. Mussenden Temple is within the grounds of Downhill Demense, and is run by the National Trust. Downhill, Castlerock, Coleraine, Northern Ireland Perched dramatically on a ft cliff top, high above the Atlantic Ocean stands the famous Mussenden Temple.

Constructed in as part of the Downhill Demesne by Frederick Augustus Hervey, Bishop of Derry and Earl of Bristol. The temple was built to serve as a summer library with it’s architecture inspired by the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli Views: K.

Mussenden Temple is a small circular building located on cliffs near Castlerock in County Derry, Northern Ireland.

Mussenden Temple (credit: Flickr user ) The temple was built in and forms part of the estate of Frederick Augustus Hervey, the 4th Earl of Bristol, Bishop of Derry. Downhill is an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI) and is also a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) offering opportunities for nature walks and sightings of bird life amongst a backdrop of cascading waterfalls, extensive sand dunes, and the prominent Mussenden Temple, one of the most photographed buildings in Northern Ireland.

The domed Mussenden Temple was designed as a library and built for the niece of the 4th Earl of Bristol and Bishop of Derry - Frideswide Bruce, of whom the Bishop appears to have been extremely fond.

Some say the Earl Bishop and Frideswide were far too close - when the Bishop disagreed with his long. W hat a mouthful, a place called "Downhill Demesne and Mussenden Temple".

What a puzzle that the person who built it was called "the Earl-Bishop", an earl or a bishop, well both actually. And that archaic word "demesne", used more in Ireland than in England: not just an estate but a slice of land owned by a lord, silent 's', please.

The temple was built in and forms part of the Downhill Demesne. The demesne was formerly part of the estate of Frederick, 4th Earl of Bristol, who served as the Church of Ireland Lord Bishop of Derry from until It was Lord Bristol – popularly known as "the Earl-Bishop" – who had the "temple.

At 7 miles (11 km) long it is one of the longest in Northern Ireland, and recipient of the European Blue Flag and Seaside Award. It is located next to the A2 road, and the Derry to Coleraine section of the Belfast–Derry railway villages of Downhill and Mussenden Temple are nearby. Downhill House was a mansion built in the late 18th century for Frederick, 4th Earl of Bristol and Lord Bishop of Derry (popularly known as 'the Earl-Bishop'), at Downhill, County of the building was destroyed by fire in before being rebuilt in the s.

It fell into disrepair after the Second World War. Downhill House is now part of The National Trust property of. Downhill Demesne with the wonderful Mussenden Temple is one of the most iconic and recognisable sites in Northern Ireland.

You'll find it beautifully situated on the Causeway Coastal Route, in County Derry. Mussenden Temple is located in the beautiful surroundings of Downhill Demesne near Castlerock in County Londonderry.

It perches dramatically on a ft cliff top, high above the Atlantic Ocean on the north-western coast of Northern Ireland, offering spectacular views westwards over Downhill Strand towards Magilligan Point and County Donegal and to the east Castlerock [ ].

Derry-Londonderry, County Londonderry. Magherafelt, County Londonderry. BOOK NOW: Mussenden Temple & Downhill Demesne County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Stunning landscaped estate with fabulous views of Ireland’s Nort Read more.

Visit website. See more. Save. Share 0. Mussenden Temple is another iconic sight of the North Coast. It is a circular folly on the estate of the Bishop of Derry, at Downhill.

It is perched spectacularly on top of a cliff with views across the many miles of sand at Downhill, towards Donegal.

Mussenden Temple is a small circular building located on cliffs near Castlerock in County Londonderry, high above the Atlantic Ocean on the north-western coast of Northern Ireland.

History Perched on the cliffs overlooking Downhill Strand, it was once possible to drive a carriage around the temple: however, coastal erosion has brought it closer. The construction of the house and the Temple cost an estimated £80, You can then proceed along a path to Mussenden Temple.

Mussenden Temple. The temple was built in and formed part of the estate of Frederick Augustus Hervey, Bishop of Derry and Earl of Bristol (or the Earl Bishop).

Here you have great beaches, substantial sea cliffs, a classic railway tunnel, a demesne (domain) landscaped on a grand scale and several iconic buildings including the clifftop Mussenden Temple.

The human inputs to this landscape came largely from Frederick Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol and Bishop of Derry ( – ), a remarkable man whom.Thanks to the preservation efforts Mussenden Temple is now fairly secure and has become, along with the crumbling remains of the nearby Downhill Manse, one of the most photographed sites in Ireland.Mussenden Temple Mussenden Temple is a small circular building located on cliffs near Castlerock in County Londonderry, high above the Atlantic Ocean on the north-western coast of Northern Ireland.

History Perched on the cliffs overlooking Downhill Strand, it was once possible to drive a carriage around the temple: however, coastal erosion has brought it closer [ ].