Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House, Castlerock

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  • My kids loved climbing around the ruins of Downhill Demesne, the 18th century home of Earl Bishop. It was a lovely walk along the cliffs to Mussenden Temple, and then onto the ruins of the house, then...  read more »
  • It's all completely free of charge: the gardens and ruins. The ruins are well catered for; the sheep that graze make everything much more picturesque. The views from the temple areally is beautiful.
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  • I think this was the visual highlight of my life. We came across this location during our drive around the country. If you're a game of thrones fan you might like it even more (if that's even possible...  read more »
  • Mussenden Temple, Downhill beach, Northern Ireland Game OF Thrones-burning seven old gods of westeros on dragonstone in season 2 In Cave below birth of monster by Mellisandra 24. Mussenden Temple and Downhill beach ( Dragonstone Beach) This beautiful 11km stretch of golden sand and turf is best known for being the location of Mussenden Temple. This Classical round temple was built to be a summer library, while today it stands dramatically on top of a cliff, with views of the Northern Irish coast. Both the Mussenden Temple and Downhill Beach were used in Game of Thrones as the location for the Dragonstone exterior. Remember the burning of the old gods by Melisandre on the beach? Well, that was here. And also where Stannis Baratheon draws a flaming sword from the flames, 'Lightbringer'. It's a gorgeous place, but better not burn anything and try to discover if you are Azhor Ahai.
  • Walking distance from train station . Stunning Downhill Demesne with its beautiful sheltered gardens and cliff walks (around 2 miles (3.2 km)). Definitely worth visit the apple orchard in the walled garden, Lady Erne's Seat, and the beautiful 18th-century folly, Mussenden Temple, originally inspired by the Tivoli Temple of Vesta.
  • Stunning views of the coast & the iconic Mussenden Temple. Plenty of space to explore. Well worth a visit.
  • Stuning view, free carpark, free access
  • Beautiful surroundings & a perfect place to spend the afternoon.
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