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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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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit at any time of year. I love the rhododenrons in spring and the Italian garden and sunken garden in summer, but there are always plants and trees to admire. The house too is worth a visit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We visited in mid-Sept. and were at first disappointed when we arrived to find out the house was closing for renovation and that only a few rooms under construction were open to the public. Those feelings were quickly dismissed however. The rooms were set up to show conservation in progress which we found fascinating. The gardens however steal the show.... More

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London, UK.
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This NT property is worth seeking out just for its beautiful gardens, lake and extensive grounds, but we thought we would be disappointed when we learned that the house was under extensive renovation and all the rooms had been cleared (some 50,000 items put in store). But not a bit of it. Thanks to someone's brilliant thinking in NT, they... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The gardens at Mount Stewart are among the most beautiful in the world. Arrive early and you will have the gardens to yourself. The house was under renovation, but open, and gave the visitor an understanding of what goes into the renovation of an 80 room house. The cafe was excellent. Do not miss Mount Stewart - it is a... More

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Buckinghamshire
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110 reviews 110 reviews
38 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The House is currently undergoing £7.2m worth of renovations, which includes strengthening the floors. It was fascinating to see how the work is being carried out & the attention to detail is second to none! The gardens are stunning & a plethora of colours reside all round you. This is a National Trust Property & they are doing a magnificent... More

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Portadown, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
14 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Having been brought up in Ards, I have known of Mount Stewart for quite a few years, indeed, my last visit was in 1990 for wedding photographs for a family member. It was a lovely September day for this visit, and my husband and I chided ourselves for leaving it so long, although admittedly we do not live in the... More

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Swanage, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Really enjoyed this day out . The house is being totally renovated and we felt very privileged to see this work going on . The gardens are delightfull and beautifully planted with unusual colour pairings in the gardens to the side of the house and terrace . The walk round the lake was lovely and I let the family wander... More

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

the tour of the House was excellent and the guides were very good. The grounds are extensive and a beautiful walk si marked out around the lake.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Beautiful House and gardens.Saw the house and was enthralled by all the Family History.Have been back several times since to visit the gardens.Just beautiful at any time of year.

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Newtownards, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had a great day with the family in the gardens listening to music in the background while we picnicked and played in the grounds

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