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Castlerock is a seaside village in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It is situated five miles west of Coleraine, and is part of Causeway Coast and Glens district. The village is serviced by the Belfast to Derry/Londonderry railway line.

“The village offers all the pleasures of unspoilt seaside – surfing, and walks on the sand amid, woods, ruins and gardens of the National Trust’s Downhill Demesne.”

It boasts cliff walks dominated by the Mussenden Temple, one of the most photographed scenes in Northern Ireland, and particularly popular with Game of Thrones tourists.

There is also a Golf Club with both 9 and 18-hole links courses and a bowling club.

2018 Photo Competition Winners

Upcoming events at the Castlerock Information Centre, 2a Circular Road, Castlerock

Thursday 25th October 7.30 – Tales of the Downhill Bruces

Saturday 27th October 11.00- 13.00 – Halloween themed Coffee Morning

Tuesday 30th October 7pm – 9pm – Games Night

Tuesday 13th November 7pm – 9pm  Book Club.  The book for November is ‘The Temporary Gentleman’ by Sebastian Barry

Thursday 22nd November 7.30pm- ‘When ‘Up the country’ was far away and Mills were on the decline’ a talk by Jean Caulfield

Thursday 13 December 7.30pm – Yarn Spinners

Saturday 15th December – Christmas coffee morning

Thursday 24th January 7.30pm – Talk by Community Police on Scams


BC Call for projects


COPNI Christmas card comp


Did you meet your partner at a Downhill Demesne or Hezlett House? Maybe you proposed to them there? Or it’s just somewhere you regularly go together? We want to speak to people who have a National Trust location that has become significant in their relationship. If you have a love story to share please email research@lonelyleap.com