Downhill, County Londonderry

Downhill, County Londonderry

Downhill, County Londonderry

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Downhill (formerly called Dunbo, ) is a small village and townland near Castlerock in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

History

Started in 1776, Downhill was the romantic vision of Frederick Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol and Bishop of Derry. The Earl Bishop created an elegant mansion at Downhill, which now lies in ruins, and on the nearby clifftop he built the circular Mussenden Temple as his library, modelled on the Temple of Vesta. It is now a National Trust property.

Transport

  • Downhill railway station was opened on 18 July 1853, closed for passenger services on 3 September 1973, and finally closed altogether on 18 October 1976.


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