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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 […]

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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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mussenden temple downhill castlerock coleraine northern ireland from downhill/benone beach

Mussenden Temple

by admin on May 9, 2012

in Activities, Day Trips, Uncategorized

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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One of the hidden gems of County Derry, the Country Park is a 25 min drive from Downhill and a favourite with locals of all ages. Beautiful woodland paths wind alongside the river bank crossing over and back via a series of bridges. My imagination just lights up when I walk here, but for us […]

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Bishops Gate gardens entrance by Mussenden Temple Downhill Demense Northern Ireland

Bishops Gate Gardens in early Spring

by admin on February 24, 2012

in Activities, Day Trips

The gardens at the Bishop’s Gate of Downhill Demense are a much photographed part of the Estate. They are currently undergoing significant work, but we enjoyed a wonderful rambling walk this afternoon in the late winter afternoon light and I thought I would share some photos of perhaps less documented details of the Black Glen […]

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William and I are a big fan of Roger’s special evenings, hope to see you there! Two dates coming up! Saturday the 29th of October and Sat. the 5th of November Here is what Roger from Cruoses has to say: Owen Campbell (Australia) will appear at Crusoes on Saturday 29th October 2011 at 8pm It […]

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Our Ferry: Magilligan – Greencastle

by admin on June 22, 2010

in Day Trips

Ferry contact number: 00353 74 93 81901 from NI or 07493 81901 from Eire The Lough Foyle ferry runs between Magilligan Point (the far end of our beach) and Greencastle, Inishowen, County Donegal. A 15 minute drive from Downhill Hostel brings you to Magilligan Point where you can catch the ferry as a foot passenger […]

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