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Address: Portaferry Road, Newtownards BT22 2AD, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 028-4278-8387
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Remarkable 18th-century house and 98-acre garden that reflect the rich...

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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Gardens have to be seen.

A must to visit in spring and summer to see the selection of trees and shrubs. Good jaz outdoors in summer on last Sunday if the month.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Recoupniltd R
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Donaghadee, United Kingdom
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Donaghadee, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must to visit in spring and summer to see the selection of trees and shrubs. Good jaz outdoors in summer on last Sunday if the month.

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Saintfield, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here with family for a pre-birthday picnic. We'd not visited this particular National Trust property for a while, but wanted to go somewhere with a relatively flat profile for a walk. It was cold, but I'm pretty sure that's not the National Trust's fault. Went for a walk around the lake, and managed to find a new area (the... More 

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Thank Gordon M
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely in good weather beautiful big old house and gardens and lovely walk around the lake, great scope for kids and picnics Tec, although part of the ground around the house is loose stones and hard to push a buggy or wheelchair, apart from that a beautiful place a must see down the area peninsula

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Thank Pauline J
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful place and lovely especially in summer my one complaint would be it can be expensive even with membership. Don't understand why you still have to pay for some activists and entrance having said that well with a visit

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Thank Carolcelia
Belfast, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place for afternoon. Really lovely and real clotted cream. Home made cherry scones. Very tastey indeed

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Thank Michael P
Demorest, Georgia, United States
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of several former family homes of the Stewart family. The grounds are well kept with multiple formal gardens and the house was staffed by knowledgable volunteer attendants (one for each room we entered!) Definitely worth a return visit if we're back in this corner of the world.

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Thank Jacob D
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today I called up to mount Stewart looking for a gift for a woman,the gift shop in my opinion is amazing,you don't get any old rubbish in this shop,it is easy to tell that of planning thought and effort goes into everything at mount Stewart,personally I think it is truly an amazing place to go.

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Thank cully121
London
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've visited this site many times over the years, and it retains a remarkable appeal, regardless of weather or season. The highlight for me is the lake, which apparently reached its current state as a way of offering employment during the Twenties. But there is a web of paths through the grounds, and the formal gardens are also very appealing... More 

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Since the National Trust refurb a few years ago this stately home property of the Londonderry family is a real national treasure. Set on the Stranford Lough it is a lovely drive to get there. Set in beautifully maintained tropical plant gardens, Japanese garden and lake walk with arboretum which is both child and dog friendly. I love this place,... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Nice house, history is great, lovely gardens, you could do a nice half day there with a picnic, fabulous outdoor adventure nature park/playground- built from wood- entrance fee per family about £12- parts of the house like many estates not for viewing- if events on house tends to be closed to public- as grounds are used extensively for large events-... More 

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