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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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Donaghadee, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a NT. Property which is only half an hour away from were I live. My sister and her partner were who both live in England were over on holiday and as they are members of the N T thought they would like to visit it .My sister had already been years ago but not her partner. We went... More

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is truly the best NT property in Northern Ireland and perhaps GB. Visit it most times of year and you will see quite extraordinary flowers. The formal gardens are accessed via a wrought iron gate. The topiary animals are wonderful and the sunken garden spectacular! Definitely worthwhile revisiting again and again!

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Portadown, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Mount Stewart is a lovely place to visit however the fair was somewhat disappointing as there were only a few stalls, most selling food and drinks. The stalls that were there were interesting and the food was lovely. The house is closed for the winter now and I'm really looking forward to it opening again in April after extensive restoration!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This fabulous house on the shores of Stanford lough was home to the marqus of Londonderry one of which scrabo tower was built in memory of by the people of newtownards back in 1857 ,the house and gardens are now managed by the national trust ,when you walk around the gardens it feels like you are living back in time... More

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Newtownards, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Okay for a snack or soup and a sandwich. Lovely tray bakes. Also do some nice unusual soups. Staff are very friendly.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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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112 reviews 112 reviews
38 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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