Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Visit this stunning landscape and beautiful gardens.

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.

Explore Downhill Demesne

Things to see and do at Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House 

Come along to Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House for an exciting day out.

Children climbing a tree

Take the Bishop's Play Trail 

Try the Bishop's Play Trail and take on the spider’s web, climb the causeway stones, and balance on the walking see-saw.

Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

What's on 

Explore Downhill Demesne

Castlerock Walkfest 

Enjoy a range of guided walks around the North Coast!

Downhill Demesne

Fungi Guided Walk 

Join the fungi fun at Downhill Demesne!

Upcoming events

Castlerock WalkFest

Sat 03 Sep 2016
10:00-16:00
Enjoy guided walks in the North Coast's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty!

Fungi Guided Walk

Sun 25 Sep 2016
14:00-16:00
Enjoy an exciting day of discovery at Downhill Demesne with our Rangers!
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

History

Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Learning

Children inside Hezlett House

Learning opportunities 

Foundation, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils will love our interactive indoor and outdoor learning sessions led by enthusiastic and experienced guides.

Become a Victorian for the day

Education Group Membership 

Education Group Membership is specially designed to allow education groups free entry to most places owned by the National Trust. It is for not-for-profit groups or home educators whose members, pupils or students are in full-time education.

Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Weddings

Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Get involved

Sunny Days at the Mussenden Temple

Student Placement Opportunities 

Would you like to complete your student placement at Portstewart Strand, Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House?