Mussenden Temple, Downhill

Perched proudly on the cliff top overlooking the golden Downhill strand is Mussendun Temple. Built in 1785 as a summer library and modelled on the Temple of Vesta in Italy, it provides breathtaking views (and ample selfie opportunities) along the coast and across to Donegal.

The beach below was also a location used extensively by the film crews from HBO’s Game Of Thrones. Fans will no doubt recall the scene where the Seven Idols of Westeros burned and Melisandre, flames dancing into the night sky proclaimed: “For the night is dark and full of terrors.”