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The Earl Bishop Trail

Follow the journey of Frederick Hervey

ABOUT THE TRAIL

Over 200 years of heritage and culture

The Earl Bishop Trail invites you to enjoy the culture, landscape and history of the north coast of Ireland, from The Giant’s Causeway to the walled city of Derry/Londonderry.

 

The trail tells the story of how Frederick Hervey helped shape the one of the most iconic landscapes in the world.

PLACES TO VISIT

Enjoy the culture, landscape and history of the north coast of Ireland.

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The Giants Causeway

Walk in the footsteps of giants in one of the most iconic places in the world.

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Downhill & Mussenden

Romantic ruins and the temple on the cliff; steeped in history and nature.

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Bishop's Road

Take the high road with spectacular views of the north coast of Ireland.

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Binevenagh Mountain

Take the high road with spectacular views of the north coast of Ireland.

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St Cadan's Church

Built in 1773 - nestled in the foothills of Binevenagh.

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St Aidan's Church

Situated beside medieval ruins near St Cadan's   

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Tamlaghtfinlagan 

Founded in the 17th century, discover music, culture and history along the River Roe.

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Limavady

Founded in the 17th century, discover music, culture and history along the River Roe.

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Derry/Londonderry

Steeped in culture, the historic walled city was home to the Earl Bishop.

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St Finian's Church

Nestled in the hill overlooking Greencastle and Lough Foyle with a view of Downhill in the distance

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Coleraine

Steeped in  historic from Mesolithic times to the present

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Portrush & Portstewart

The towns by the sea attract visitors far and wide, as they did in the Earl Bishop’s day.

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ABOUT THE EARL BISHOP

One of Ireland’s most influential dignitaries

Frederick Augustus Hervey (1730-1803), Bishop of Derry and 4th Earl of Bristol (hence, The Earl Bishop) was one of the most charismatic individuals to have lived in the North West of Ireland over the past 250 years.

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