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 

Large kites flying over the Mussenden Temple

Kite Festival 2019 

Following on from the success of last year’s Kite Festival, we are back for a FULL WEEK in 2019. Join us between the 29 July - August 4 for some kite flying fun at Portstewart Strand and Downhill Demesne, Castlerock, Co Londonderry.

Harp being played in the Mussenden Temple

Music Sundays at the Temple 

Do you want to attend an acoustic concert in the iconic Mussenden template?

Tree and flowers at Bishop's Gate

Downhill Gardens and Estate Tours 

Take a tour with one of our gardeners

Hezlett House Living Room

Hezlett House Tours 

Hezlett House now open for the summer

Upcoming events

Downhill Gardens and Estate Tours

Wed 24 Jul 2019
14:00-16:00
An exciting opportunity to join our knowledgeable gardener and learn more about the beautiful gardens at Bishops Gate

Conservation Farming Activity Day

Sat 27 Jul 2019
11:00-15:00
Help our ranger team to control invasive ragwort and bracken in the Grangemore and Bann Estuary. Small tools and gloves provided. Includes farmland butterfly survey demonstration.

Music Sundays

Sun 28 Jul 2019
12:00-14:00
Enjoy beautiful acoustics by local musicians in the iconic Mussenden Temple to accompany your Sunday afternoon walk.

Kite Festival

Mon 29 Jul 2019
12:00-17:00
Due to the popularity of this high flying festival, we are here for an entire week at Downhill Demesne and Portstewart Strand.

Go Fly Your Kite Workshop

Fri 02 Aug 2019
11:00-12:00
Join the ' Go Fly your Kite' team and learn how to make and fly your very own kite!

Downhills Secret Gardens

Sat 17 Aug 2019
14:00-16:00
Ranger led tour of Downhill gardens. Learn more about the historic walled garden and lost arboretum, now coming back to life. Booking essential
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History

Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

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.

Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

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