I absolutely love the UK, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. It always feels like a homecoming, and how can’t you love the sheer beauty of the place. This month’s pic of the month comes from Mussenden Temple in Northern Ireland, where we were treated to a beautiful sunset.
Mussenden Temple, placed dramatically on a 37-meter cliff, offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Built in 1785 as a summer library with vibes from the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli, it’s a cool spot. While you can’t go inside, explore the surrounding Downhill Demesne for some history vibes.
The temple, dedicated to Frideswide Mussenden, reflects the quirky style of its creator, Bishop Frederick Augustus Hervey. Back in ’97, the National Trust saved it from cliff erosion. The idea that the building was nearly falling of the cliff is crazy, and I’m happy they were able to preserve it.
PIC OF THE MONTH
Back in 2018 my family and I travelled to Northern Ireland to visit the thrilling North West 200. While the main reason of this trip was the racing, we still had loads of time to go out and explore this beautiful place.
My dad and I went on a hike and walked onto the Mussenden Temple area. It is a great place to come and hike, think and wander. We got lucky as we got in time for an incredible sunset. I would love to come back to this place someday.