Hell's Gate is a ghost story set in the 1960's. Ian Weston is the current owner of Hillsgate House, the ancestral home set on a hill above a village full of people with a distrust, a loathing even, of the family in the big house. Eleanor Boston is from the village yet she is going to marry Ian however strongly her father may object. But the ghost of the past seem to have a will of their own and Eleanor finds that she has a fight on her hands not only with the present, but the past also. With the help of Ian's sister and her husband, together with an American cousin, she sets about putting the past firmly in it's place.