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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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Portadown, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
14 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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71 reviews 71 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Buxton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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UK
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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116 reviews 116 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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