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.

Angus cows at downhill

Why are cows at Downhill Demesne… 

Visitors and local walkers will have noticed our attractive black cattle grazing on the Demesne. Find out why they are here.

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What's on 

Stained Moon, Silent Light installation, Mussenden Temple

Silent Light at Mussenden Temple  

National Trust and JAMESPLUMB present ‘Silent Light’, a twilight experience at Downhill Demesne and Mussenden Temple. In a unique creative collaboration, the National Trust and artists James Russell and Hannah Plumb will be presenting Silent Light, a light installation and dark sky experience at Downhill Demesne, Co. Londonderry from 9-23 February 2020.

Upcoming events

Silent Light (9 - 15 February)

Sun 09 Feb 2020
17:30-18:15
No words are needed at Downhill Demesne this February as Mussenden Temple welcomes an impressive new evening light installation

Snowdrop Walks

Wed 12 Feb 2020
10:00-12:00
Join our talented gardener Don as he takes you on a stroll around the gardens to see the carpets of snowdrops. Learn about the different varieties here and find out what work we have planned for the year ahead

Silent Light (16 - 23 February)

Sun 16 Feb 2020
18:00-18:45
No words are needed at Downhill Demesne this February as Mussenden Temple welcomes an impressive new evening light installation

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
See the iconic Mussenden Temple in a different light this St Patrick's Day. The cliff edge landmark will be turning green for one night only, so wrap up warm, grab a torch and your camera and get the perfect snap!
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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