Downhill Gun Salute

National Trust are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a Gun Salute at Mussenden Temple. The 206 (Ulster) Battery of the Royal Artillery, also known as the Ulster Gunners will fire a gun salute at the Temple on 20 Aug

  • Booking essential

Gun Salute, 12 noon sharp

Camera at the ready to watch a dramatic Gun Salute from the 206 Battery of the Royal Artillery which will fire 14 rounds at 5 second intervals from two large historic guns.

The firings will take place next to Mussenden Temple. Ticketed access only. Please pre book online.

Don’s Garden Walk

Join knowledgeable National Trust Gardener Don and team to learn more about the beautiful blooms which create the Bishop Gate gardens.

Blacksmithing demonstration

August is craft month. Watch the talented team from Patterson’s Spade Mill in action. Learn all about this traditional skill from its beginnings in Coalisland to becoming the last water powered spade mill in use.

Chocolate workshop

Chocoholic children will love taking part in the Chocolate Workshop for children with The Chocolate Manor .

Crafts with Just Jemima

Lawn games

From hop-scotch to bean bag throws, have a go with your family “Come Out and Play “

Rangers work display

Tractor mad fans can admire tractors and other estate machinery used by the ranger team to care for Downhill Demesne. Meet the ranger team and chat to them about their work.

Scythe grass cutting workshop

See a scythe in action as visitors learn how grass was cut in a traditional way.

Food and drink

Feeling peckish? Dine outdoors for an array of local catering outlets on offer.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £10.00
  • Child £5.00
Additional prices
  • Family (1A 3C) £25.00
  • Family (2A 3C) £25.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Meeting point
Field Entry past Lions Gate
What to bring and wear
Warm suitable clothing
Accessibility
some uneven terrain

Contact Info

Name
Downhill Demesne
Email
mussendentemple@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 028 7084 8728

Upcoming events

Downhill Gun Salute

Sat 20 Aug 2022
11:00-15:00
National Trust are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a Gun Salute at Mussenden Temple. The 206 (Ulster) Battery of the Royal Artillery, also known as the Ulster Gunners will fire a gun salute at the Temple on 20 Aug

Downhill Bat Experience

Fri 26 Aug 2022
19:00-22:00
Take a walk on the wild side with our evening of Bat Experience on the grounds of Downhill Demesne .