At the end of June 2011 we had the privilege of hosting some of the crew from the Game of Thrones as they filmed part of Season 2, Episode 1 on the Downhill Beach in front of the Beachhouse. In the scene the Red Priestess Melisandre burns the wooden statues of The Seven-faced God from Dragonstone’s sept, as an offering to the Lord of Light. The statues were absolutely incredible and the whole undertaking of the filming was more technical than we could have imagined. So for you Game of Thrones fans here are some of our photos and videos of the filming of the ‘Burning of the Seven’ on Dragonstone Beach.

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Spring at Mussenden Temple / Downhill : the Beachhouse accommodation is open!

February 24, 2013 North Coast

Its been a beautiful spring-like day here in Downhill, and we are more than ready to see it! We reopened at the beginning of the month after significant painting work in the house during January. The Downhill beach was full of life all day as people took advantage of the weather to reacquaint themselves with […]

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Northern Ireland Peace Camp 2012 on Downhill beach and Mussenden Temple

July 16, 2012 Celebrations

On the nights of the 19th-22nd of July on the Downhill Beach in front of the hostel and in the Mussenden Temple something very special is happening! As stated by the London 2012 Festival official site : “Inspired by the Olympic Truce, whose roots date back to Ancient Greece, renowned director Deborah Warner and actor […]

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Giant’s Causeway at sunset

July 15, 2012 Activities

The Giant’s Causeway is one of Northern Ireland’s biggest attractions. In the summertime it does get very very busy which can make it hard to fully appreciate. There are alternative ways the local’s know to enjoy the causeway walk even in the height of summer on the North Coast. One of the most obvious is […]

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200th Birthday Party for the Martello Tower at Magilligan Point on Saturday 7th of July 2012

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Limavady Borough Council and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency are planning to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Martello Tower at Magilligan Point, Limavady over the weekend of 6 – 8 July 2012. The Tower will be open each day from 12 noon to 6.00pm and staff from the Environment Agency will be in attendance […]

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Sunsets on the Giant’s Causeway Coast

July 5, 2012 North Coast

Sunsets from Downhill / Castlerock Northern Ireland 2013 The sun has come back into view at sunset peeking around the cliffs of Binevenagh, time to put up some new season sunset photographs! As always we love to showcase your photography of Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast so if you want to submit a photo we are […]

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London UK 2012 Olympic Torch in Downhill Northern Ireland

June 4, 2012 Events

Today was a ‘once in a life-time’ occurrence for all of us here as the Olympic Torch bound for London’s 2012 games came to Northern Ireland’s Downhill Beach! Share

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Mikey & the Scallywags

May 16, 2012 Events

We had a fabulous night in May 2012 with members of the band ‘Mikey and the Scallywags’ who stayed with us and played an impromptu concert for all the guests at Downhill Hostel. here are a few clips from the evening, they’re wonderful performers technically and SO funny and engaging! Juliana Erkkonen on fiddle, Mikey […]

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Mussenden Temple

May 9, 2012 Activities

Commissioned by Earl Bishop Frederick Hervey in 1783, the Mussenden Temple remains one of the most iconic structures in Northern Ireland. The ‘Temple’ was built as a library for the Bishop and named in honour of his cousin Mrs Freidswide (Bruce) Mussenden who was a close friend. Mrs Mussenden died very young in 1785 the […]

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Pottery Painting for guests

March 26, 2012 Activities

Pottery painting is available for groups and for individuals staying in Downhill courtesy of Elements Studio. Groups of 10 or more can book a 2 hour painting slot with instruction for £30 studio fee + the price of the pieces. Guests staying at the hostel can paint mugs for £12.50 with no studio fee at […]

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