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Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne guided tour

Join us on a guided tour of one of the jewels of the North Coast as we take you round the Earl Bishop Hervey’s estate.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Join us on a walk through time and history along side a Hervey Heritage Trust guide. The journey will take you through Earl Bishop Hervey's gardens, his ‘castle’ and you will have exclusive access to the cliff top Mussenden Temple and hear all about its history. View the breath-taking miles of beaches, watch the Atlantic waves lap along Inishowen and on a clear day spot the Scottish coastline.

This walk and talk is run in partnership between the Hervey Heritage Society and the National Trust.

The walk will last two hours



Event ticket prices

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All £15.00
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The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


Suitable for older children

Meeting point

Bishop's Gate Entrance

What to bring and wear

Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.


The walk will involve uneven terrain and steps


Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the tour . Please wear adequate clothing and footwear as the weather is changeable.

Upcoming events


Painting Workshop with Sarah Carrington at the Barmouth 

Join Sarah Carrington, professional landscape artist, for a workshop in this beautiful and unique landscape.

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20 Apr 2024
10:00 to 11:30

Yoga Experience in Mussenden Temple Spring Event - Luna Yoga with Zara 

Join Zara in the iconic Mussenden Temple for a unique late afternoon of Yoga & Meditation.

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24 Apr 2024
18:30 to 20:30

International Dawn Chorus Day Walk 

Step out into nature and immerse yourself in the majestic sounds of the dawn chorus at Downhill. Experience the powerful restorative qualities of the woodlands on an early morning walk around the Demesne and Forest.

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5 May 2024
05:30 to 07:30

Tuesday Trails 

Social walks with our volunteers

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7 May 2024
10:30 to 12:00