Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Things to see and do 

Visitors at the 2018 Kite Festival at Downhill Demesne

Explore Downhill Demesne 

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

Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

What's on 

Visitors exploring a garden in springtime

Easter at Downhill 

Join the adventure and discover nature at our North Coast sites this Easter.

Upcoming events

Easter at Downhill

Mon 15 Apr 2019
Come and join us for a full two week program of nature based discovery.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts

Sun 21 Apr 2019
We are delighted to team up with Cadbury once again to offer a fun Easter experience at our places.

Woodland Trail and Plant Fair

Sat 11 May 2019
Join our ranger and gardens team on a behind-the-scenes woodland walk around Bishops Gate. Explore the Black Glen and carpets of wild garlic while enjoying the wealth of wildlife, history and breathtaking views on offer. There will also be a...

Summer Hay Meadows

Sat 08 Jun 2019
Conservation farming walk and talk, see the hay meadows in their full glory. Plant ID charts available. Booking Essential Normal Admission / Members Free

Downhill Gardens and Estate Tours

Wed 03 Jul 2019
An exciting opportunity to join our knowledgeable gardener and learn more about the beautiful gardens at Bishops Gate

Music Sundays

Sun 21 Jul 2019
Enjoy some local musical talent to accompany your Sunday afternoon walk
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House


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

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Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House


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

50 Years of Volunteering

50 Years Volunteering for the National Trust 

At a recent volunteer forum that is held twice yearly on the North Coast, we were delighted to celebrate the long term achievements of many of our volunteers. These forums are designed as an opportunity for all of our volunteers to get together to talk about the projects they have been working on and to celebrate each other’s successes.

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