Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Things to see and do 

Family day out at the Kite Festival

Explore Downhill Demesne 

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

Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

What's on 

A family taking part in the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt with the help of a trail sheet

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts 

Become a nature detective, solve the clues and finish your adventure with a chocolate treat from Cadbury!

Upcoming events

Community Open Day

Sat 07 Mar 2020
10:00-17:00
We're welcoming the new season with our Community Open Days, where you get free entry to Downhill Demesne, the Mussenden Temple and the Bishop's Gate Gardens

Wild Garlic Foraging Walk and Workshop

Sat 14 Mar 2020
11:00-14:00
Find and pick your own wild garlic on this foraging walk and have a go at making your very own wild garlic pesto. Tuck into a wild garlic inspired lunch and take home your pesto to use in your kitchen.

Mussenden Lights

Tue 17 Mar 2020
19:00-21:00
Perched on the north coast cliffs, see the iconic Mussenden Temple join other world-famous landmarks in lighting up the night sky for Saint Patrick's Day.

Easter Wreath Workshops

Wed 08 Apr 2020
10:00-12:30
Dress your home for Easter by making your own Easter wreath. Armed with foliage from Downhill gardens, let our gardeners help you craft and create a beautiful seasonal wreath to adorn your door.

Cadbury Easter Hunt Downhill

Sat 11 Apr 2020
12:00-16:00
Bring the whole family together this Easter with one of our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts. Get ready for a weekend of fun and discovery as you spot the first signs of spring at the amazing places the National Trust looks after.

Garden and Plant Fair

Sat 09 May 2020
10:00-16:00
Find the perfect plant to add to your garden from a selection of stalls within the inspiring beauty of the Bishop's Gate gardens
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History

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Our work

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Eating and shopping

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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.

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Get involved

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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