Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Visit this stunning landscape and beautiful gardens.

Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Things to see and do

Downhill house ruins

Explore Downhill Demesne 

Wander around this 18th-century demesne, stumbling upon temples, dovecotes and gardens.

Explore Downhill Demesne

Things to see and do at Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House 

Come along to Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House for an exciting day out.

Children climbing a tree

Take the Bishop's Play Trail 

Try the Bishop's Play Trail and take on the spider’s web, climb the causeway stones, and balance on the walking see-saw.

Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

What's on 

Kite Festival at Downhill Demesne

Kite Festival 

A fun day out for all the family.

Who's going to win the race?

Go Wild with the Rangers 

A morning of fun and adventure with our Rangers.

Upcoming events

Kite Festival

Sun 14 Aug 2016
12:00-17:00
This high-flying spectacle will offer fun for all the family as a kaleidoscope of kites of all sizes fly over the stunning coastal estate.

Go Wild with the Rangers

Fri 19 Aug 2016
10:00-12:00
A morning of fun and adventure with our Rangers.
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

History

Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Learning

Children inside Hezlett House

Learning opportunities 

Foundation, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils will love our interactive indoor and outdoor learning sessions led by enthusiastic and experienced guides.

Become a Victorian for the day

Education Group Membership 

Education Group Membership is specially designed to allow education groups free entry to most places owned by the National Trust. It is for not-for-profit groups or home educators whose members, pupils or students are in full-time education.

Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Weddings

Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Get involved

Sunny Days at the Mussenden Temple

Student Placement Opportunities 

Would you like to complete your student placement at Portstewart Strand, Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House?