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Mount Stewart House

Portaferry Road, Newtownards BT22 2AD, Northern Ireland
028-4278-8387
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Newtownards
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Activities: Biking, Hiking
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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.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited on the 16th nov can say the idea of this is lovely but I expected to experience a ambient atmosphere this wasn't the case as there were children running about shouting talking jumping in puddles and for me took the relaxation away from the setting think there should be separate family nights. The night I decided to go the... More

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On the high seas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a great evening at Mount Stewart for the Festival of Light. Music from the movies and watching the change of light cascading over the trees was very enjoyable. We were 2 adults and 3 young children. This was never advertised as a laser light show as anyone buying their tickets would realise so I'm surprised by some of... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I dragged my husband along to see the Festival of Lights on the last night available (16/11/14). The tickets cost me £20 online which was a bit pricey but I had high hopes for the experience. I had the idea of arriving before 6pm to avoid queues but everyone else had the same idea so the carpark was chocablock. The... More

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Northern Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Very very disappointing. We (a family of 6 adults and 1 child) visited this attraction on Sun 9th Nov and we were extremely disappointed. We kept waiting for something to happen but it never did. It was dark, mucky and boring. The music had broken down but I'm not sure how much it would have added. At a stretch this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Visited Sunday 16th Nov and had a lovely evening. Weather was perfect with clear sky and no breeze so a great chance to stroll around the lake admiring the lighting sequence and listening to the soundtrack. Stopping at several points around the lake allowed us to see the colours changing and watch the beams make patterns in the night sky.... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Visited 15/11/14 - night was starlit, calm and mild. Of course just 2 nights previous had seen flooding throughout the country. Car park was very muddy, but what do you expect! I think it has to be said, and N.T. must be commended, that to my mind all possible steps had been taken to ease the problem. Large sheets to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I was disappointed with the "Festival" at Mount Stewart, I attended on the 1st Nov 2014, we travelled nearly 2hrs in miserable weather, which can't be helped, but we could have walked around any forest in the dark for the same experience. The teepee was filled with smoke, and there were about 4 overpriced stalls. £30 for a family ticket.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Attended Sunday 9th November, no music. Difficult to see how this would have improved things much. This would be OK as a free council event, but not worth £10 per person. Many people complaining and asking for money back when I was waiting to do likewise. Ironically,an unsuspecting French tourist was pleading to pay into this mediocre "event", but could... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was there on Saturday night 8th November and I was subject to the worst case of false advertising I have ever seen! What a disappointment! There was a few measley lights shining up a few trees......absolutely nothing like the magical advertising pictures the national trust have on their page! I want my money back and will never go again!

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It was just OK. Parking was OK, but a long way from the event. The directions from event staff were terrible!! The food at the event was overpriced and only one choice - would have been nice to have a few more types of food! Then the music was the same throughout and the lights changed too fast so getting... More

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