Mussenden Temple is located in the beautiful surroundings of Downhill Demesne near Castlerock, just a few miles north of the Roe Park Resort.
Perched dramatically on a 120 ft cliff top, it was built as a library in 1785 and formed part of the estate of Frederick Hervey, Bishop of Derry and Earl of Bristol. Inspired by the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli it was dedicated to the memory of Hervey's cousin Frideswide Mussenden.
As interesting as the Temple itself is, it is the unparalleled views, to the west towards Donegal, north to the Atlantic and eastwards towards Portstewart and Portrush, that have continued to draw visitors for decades.
While you're there, make sure to check out the rest of the Downhill estate including the ruined mansion house and Hezlett House, a 17th century cottage and one of Northern Ireland's oldest surviving buildings.
The Temple is now available for civil wedding ceremonies through arrangement with the National Trust.
107 Sea Road
Tel: (028) 7084 8728