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Mount Stewart House

Portaferry Road, Newtownards BT22 2AD, Northern Ireland
028-4278-8387
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Newtownards
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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... more » 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. « less
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Buxton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Gardens lovely but house being refurbished so had to miss that. Will return when in Ireland again and the refurbishment is finished.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Can't believe I have ever visited before. This place is beautiful. The house is underling renovations but there are multiple staff on hand giving an excellent overview of the house ,its history and the details on the renovations is worth a trip alone. The path around the lake is spectacular with stunning trees and shrubs. There are majestic swans on... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The location of Mount Stewart is amazing, being perched on the Ards Peninsula overlooking Strangford Lough. Looking from the carpark on a clear day The Mournes are visible - a magnificent vista. The actual house is steeped in rich history, the Londonderry family being powerful and influential politicians, in their day. It's a real shame the house is shut at... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Visited Mount Stewart last week as a treat for elderly aunt and uncle. Unfortunately we were unable to visit the house but did afternoon tea in the cafe. Wish we hadn't bothered! Very poor selection of dried up cakes and scones. The butter was melting and the jam for the scones to our horror was a miserable pale tasteless portion... More

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Wandel
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Despite the house being mostly shut for renovations, there's still enough here for a full day's fun. Beautiful gardens with plenty of guided tours if you want expert plant knowledge. Fab temporary exhibition has sculptures dotted around the grounds (mostly on the lake walk). Nice restaurant that didn't seem to be able to cope with the number of visitors. Keep... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

House undergoing major refurb so very little to see except some of the interesting restoration work on progress. Lakeside walk attractive as ever (despite 'art work ' on display!) but formal gardens very neglected compared to 2 years ago when we last visited.

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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The gardens of Mount Stewart are amazing: A collection of different gardens with a lot of subtropical plants in nicely placed setting. I visited this garden late july, a perfect timing! Next year, the house will also be back in full glory and well worth a good visit.

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We live close by and as members of the National Trust we have been here many times. It is a good family day out, providing you get reasonable weather! The gardens are well laid out with lots to see with very different styles of gardens around every corner. There is an area where you can purchase plants too.The lake walk... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Although the house tour was very limited as it is still undergoing major renovations, all staff we met were incredibly enthusiastic about all going on. John Thompson in particular spent a great deal of time with what limited space and resources he had making great conversation with us. The children loved climbing a tree, a great many to choose from.... More

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The garden at Mount Stuart is fantastic, wonderful collection of perennial plants, in an atractive setting. Well worth a visit.

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