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Mount Stewart House

Address: Portaferry Road, Newtownards BT22 2AD, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 028-4278-8387
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Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Newtownards
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Landmarks & points of interest, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, Biking
Owner description: Remarkable 18th-century house and 98-acre garden that reflect the rich history of the Stewart...
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Type: Historic sites, Landmarks & points of interest, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, Biking
Owner description: Remarkable 18th-century house and 98-acre garden that reflect the rich history of the Stewart family who played a leading role in British social and political life.
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A really interesting place to visit, whether you are interested in history or beautiful gardens. The each of the families that occupied the house have left their mark on British and European history. The gardens are divided into infoal gardens which are set out around a lake and are really magical and enchanting. The formal gardens are also beautiful with... More 

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Breath taking gardens, views and lakes making it a most enjoyable day out in your own private country side. Take a picnic along, go for a walk or take in the history of the beautiful house or forget the picnic and stop in for delightful home cooking in the cafe. Definitely worth a visit!!

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Find me on twitter @cully121 National trust lover.i like it so much I want to do business with the trust.it is an amazing house and garden to visit

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Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Its a wonderful beautiful place for everyone, good cafe lovely walks, place for all the family, dogs etc

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Killinchy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I had been to Mount Stewart a few times years ago, but 'rediscovered it' recently on one of the free open days. I had forgotten what a beautiful place it is, the walk around the lake is gorgeous and the gardens are beautiful. We also did a tour of the house (luckily for the last time before it shuts) and... More 

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Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

A great day out for all the family. Beautiful gardens which are open all year round offering different perspectives in altering seasons.

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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Since I used to work as a house guide at Mountstewart as a student in the 1990's, I know the place extremely well. The "summer" residence of the Londonderry family, Mountstewart contains a wealth of fascinating history- in art, sculpture & the characters who have lived there. As a volunteer house guide all those years ago, I found many of... More 

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A great place to visit great gardens to enjoy. A very good restaurant with pleasant staff and good home cooked food. The old house is well worth a visit...just to see how the other half lived in the past!

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northern ireland UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The gardens and lake are absolutely beautiful at certain times in winter the open it up at night and have the gardens all lit up the main house is now a museum showing just how they used to live up to not too long ago mount Stewart is set on the shores of Strangford Lough so even to drive down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

This NT is truly amazing, it has such an interesting history, because the family is still connected it feels like a real home. The staff present it beautifully and we visited on freeflow which was wonderful because we got so many different perspectives from the room guides. The NT staff are wonderful, if you are visiting NI or live here,... More 

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