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.
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.
Chocoholic children will love taking part in the Chocolate Workshop for children with The Chocolate Manor .
Crafts with Just Jemima
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.
Event ticket prices
- Family (1A 3C) £25.00
- Family (2A 3C) £25.00
- Booking details
- Call 0344 249 1895
- Meeting point
- Field Entry past Lions Gate
- What to bring and wear
- Warm suitable clothing
- some uneven terrain