Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Important notice -

We’ve opened the grounds, gardens and toilets at Downhill Demesne. You will need to book your visit in advance. Check What’s On for the latest information and to book. You will be turned away if you arrive without a booking.

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Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

What's on 

Please book ahead before visiting 

The grounds and toilets at Downhill Demesne is open but you’ll need to book your tickets by 3pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House (10 August - 16 August)

Mon 10 Aug 2020
Book your timed entry to visit Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House.
Downhill Demesne garden project - Bishops gate

Visiting Downhill Demesne: What you need to know 

Find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit to Downhill Demesne. We've made some changes to our usual offer, to help keep everyone safe

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Things to see and do 

Mussenden Temple at Downhill Demesne

Explore Downhill Demesne 

Downhill Demesne delves into a life and landscape steeped in history and nature. There's much to explore as you enter this enchanting estate. Wander around the 18th-century demesne and discover dovecotes and gardens as you stumble upon temples.

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Summer Walks Downhill Demesne 

Explore Downhill Demesne and enjoy a stunning summer walk around this historical site. Located on the North Coast, soak up the stunning coastlines and amazing views including the iconic Mussenden Temple.

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Picnic Spots Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House 

Come along to Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House for fun family days and why not have a picnic around the Mussenden Temple, Downhill House, in the Lion's Gate Walled Garden, Hezlett House gardens or in the Bishop's Gate forest or Secret Garden.

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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