Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House, Castlerock
(4.5/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
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  • We took the entrance from the Bishop's Gate. The garden was beautiful, blossom with a variety of flower and plants although it was nearly winter. It was a lovely walk to follow the footpath and go up ...  more »
  • My kids loved climbing around the ruins of Downhill Demesne, the 18th century home of Earl Bishop. It was a lovely walk along the cliffs to Mussenden Temple, and then onto the ruins of the house, then...  more »
  • It's all completely free of charge: the gardens and ruins. The ruins are well catered for; the sheep that graze make everything much more picturesque. The views from the temple areally is beautiful.
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  • What a beautiful place to visit, it has some amazing trees and walks, there is an orienteering trail and the surrounding area is awesome. There is free and accessible parking and your just a few minutes drive from the amazing Northern Ireland coastline. Pack up a picnic and have an great day out , there's a duck pond complete with birds inside the forest, the kids will love it.
  • The National Trust will try and get money off you for a walk round the grounds if you go in from the Castlerock entrance you used to be able to get in free now they have a little van there to charge you, It's there from 10am to 5pm high season. It's a lovely walk. In my opinion Hezlett House isn't worth the amount they charge.
  • There's not much left to see of the house and the paths and steps in the Black Glen are not maintain and can be muddy in places. I don't think it worth the price to see. They sometimes hire parts out for weddings which means other can't see but still get charged. The Downhill Forest which is at the other side of the road used to be part of the estate and has more and better paths to walk, a large long man made lake, a old water powered mill, waterfall and its free.
  • Beautiful setting. Fascinating old ruins of a stately home and it's folly's. Easy to walk around.
  • Well worth a visit, lovely spot to explore. Something for most people to enjoy