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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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" Festival of Lights 2015 "

Dark November Evening what better way to see the Mount Stewart estate with a visit to the Festival of Light. The Lake Walk comes alive with the up lit trees dressed in sparkling... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Chris C
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Northern Ireland
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81 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went here on Friday 20th November 2015 for the Festival of Lights. Was directed into a field like a swamp to park. No lights or directions for the way into Mount Stewart. Trudged through said swamp and eventually found our way along a path with no lights. Very difficult to see in the blackness. The proper car park was... More 

Thank LindaLou1960
Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dark November Evening what better way to see the Mount Stewart estate with a visit to the Festival of Light. The Lake Walk comes alive with the up lit trees dressed in sparkling lights to the sound of mystical music and shimmering colour. A must is taking a peek inside the recently restored house. All lit up in a array... More 

Thank Chris C
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A wonderful place to visit at all times of the year. While the house is closed during the winter months the tea room, gardens and lakeside are open. At this time of the year the walk round the lake is great with the many and various trees providing rich autumn colours. And come in the summer for enjoyment of the... More 

Thank Peter M
Winchester, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the National Trust at it's best. We started with a slow walk around the landscaped grounds. Just wonderful settings with an amazing collection of trees. The view changes every five minutes: the landscaper really thought this through. Then we did a tour of the house. Now, quite often these can be rather boring - glorifying some family that... More 

Thank archaeologyman
Belfast, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the Halloween enchanted walk, was reasonable price in at £30 for a family of 5. However, there was a delay in letting people in through the gates, the younger children were very unsettled. The haunted house was well staffed and not crowded. The walk itself was uninspiring...very few lit areas and very little along the way. The... More 

1 Thank DSP34
Dublin, Ireland
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75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Climate is really good in this part of the world, you can see en route from Dublin how fertile the land is. As a result the gardens here benefit from a higher temperatures. Strict planting has been adhered to to replicate the original species used. Wonderful sense of space outside, use of walks and water. House is so well restored... More 

Thank Rustydancer
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a National Trust member but had to pay £10 in. Went with my sister and son. Other than the house, which was magnificent, the rest of the event was lackluster. Viking village had no one to talk to, just guests milling around. Didn't see the point in it even being there as there was nothing for children to... More 

3 Thank rachael m
NTmountstewart, Web-Editor at Mount Stewart House, responded to this review

Hello Rachael, We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed by our Halloween event last Saturday. As always we appreciate all feedback and I will pass your comments onto our Visitor Services team. More 

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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mount Stewart put on an amazing Halloween event last night, the house was amazing, with just enough decoration to give atmosphere and excitement , without ruining the character of the house. The staff were dressed in various Halloween costumes and interacted with both adults and children. We loved it. In fact, we overheard one family say that the house was... More 

Thank Aileen H
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The member of staff on the front desk was not very friendly and quite abrupt and failed to inform my children of the Halloween Quiz which we spotted as we walked around later on (clues stuck to trees).. We were offered it on leaving however but there was no point! Our first visit to Mount Stewart 4 years ago was... More 

2 Thank AngeFa
Belfast, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mount Stewart will always be a fabulous place to visit as an adult - lovely house (with tours!) and extensive gardens providing plenty of places to sit and while away the time. While I wouldn't take my toddler through the gardens without strict oversight (lots of accessible water features), the circular walk is stroller friendly and still engages them due... More 

1 Thank MphsQueen

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