Mussenden Temple by Moonlight Print
Mussenden Temple by Moonlight
The iconic Mussenden Temple silhouetted by the moon
Sizes Available (Mounted Prints)
A3 Print in a 20" x 16" Mount
A4 Print in a 16" x 12" Mount
7inch x 5inch in a 10inch x 8 inch Mount
9cm x 6cm Fridge Magnet
(Frames not included.)
Mussenden Temple is located in the beautiful surroundings of Downhill Demesne near Castlerock in County Londonderry. It perches dramatically on a 120 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 beach towards Portstewart, Portrush and Fair Head.
The temple was built in 1785 and forms part of the estate of Frederick Augustus Hervey, Bishop of Derry and Earl of Bristol (or the Earl Bishop). The temple was built as a summer library and its architecture was inspired by the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli, near Rome. It is dedicated to the memory of Hervey's cousin Frideswide Mussenden.
Both the Temple and the surrounding views are among the most photographed scenes in Ireland. Over the years the Temple itself was under danger of being lost to the sea due to the erosion of the cliff which brought Mussenden Temple ever closer to the edge.
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