Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

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.

Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

What's on 

Bishops Gate Path

Ramble with the Ranger 

A guided walk across the cliff-top 360 acre Demesne, including access to neighboring Downhill Forest, the former working heart of the 1770's designed landscape.

Witches and Wizards

Hallowe’en at Downhill 

Join us for a spooktacular Halloween half term at Downhill Demesne.

Upcoming events

Witches and Wizards at Downhill

Sun 28 Oct 2018
12:00-16:00
Hallowe'en family fun at Downhill as our walled garden is transformed into Hogwarts for one day only

Goblins and Fairies Hallowe'en Woodland Trail

Mon 29 Oct 2018
10:00-14:00
We are running a Goblins and Fairies Hallowe'en Woodland Trail. Embark on a journey of adventure through the Bishop's Gate gardens and spooky woods and help us on our quest to find the fairies and goblins that lurk within.

Christmas Carol Service

Fri 21 Dec 2018
19:00-21:00
Christmas Carol Service in the atmospheric setting of Mussenden Temple. Mulled wine and mince pies served in the interval.

Snowdrop Walks

Sat 23 Feb 2019
14:00-16:00
Join our ranger for a leisurely stroll around our gardens at Bishop's Gate and see the carpets of snowdrops in all their beauty.
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

History

Frederick Augustus Hervey

Earl Bishop’s Anniversary 

This year marks the 250th anniversary of the arrival of Frederick Augustus Hervey in the Diocese of Derry

Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Our work

Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Eating

Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Weddings

Weddings at Downhill Demesne

Spend your special day with us 

Set your save the date in any season at Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House and enjoy stunning backdrops for your wedding day.

Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Get involved

Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House on the National Trust Collections website