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Address: Portaferry Road, Newtownards BT22 2AD, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 028-4278-8387
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Activities: Hiking, Biking
Description: 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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An absolute gem. The gardens are outstanding, absolutely beautiful, the staff, both in the house and gardens very friendly and happy to talk. Spent ages just looking round and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Preston, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

An absolute gem. The gardens are outstanding, absolutely beautiful, the staff, both in the house and gardens very friendly and happy to talk. Spent ages just looking round and enjoying the colours and sights and then having a walk round the lake, watching a pair of swans and their 7 cygnets. The house is interesting and has just been done... More 

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Lisburn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Having watched the series on TV about the renovation of the "The Red House" it was great to visit it for real. Nice walks from the Car park to the House and throughout the Gardens. Take your time and just enjoy the moments and there are many of them inside the house and in the garden. National Trust Staff are... More 

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Holywood
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Love the gardens so the 4* rating not for gardens . Went to the newly refurbished house for the first time and thought it was interesting but as mentioned in other comments - no signs or even guidelines of which way to go . My daughter and I got told off for going the wrong way around the rooms .... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

worth a visit - dog and child friendly. food in restaurant is fantastic. very friendly. beautiful lake.

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United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We got rained off the first day after visiting the house so we came back the following day. It really is a gem and one of the better NT sites to visit.

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Portstewart, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I agree with the comment below about lack of information on the paintings and artefacts in the house. The guides yesterday were very welcoming but they can't answer all the questions on a busy day. Many other museums do printed cards in each room or audio guides. The refit is superb and probably much needed and many more portraits on... More 

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Belfast
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Set in beautiful grounds, on the shores of gorgeous Strangford Lough, this is a great place to visit. Whether its just for a walk around the grounds and lake, or taking a tour of the recently restored house, or the festival of lights in the Winter, we always really enjoy our visits to MountStewart. Can't wait to see how they... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Fabulous place to lose yourself in thought. Gardens are superb and it is all so peaceful and quiet. The coffee shop is super although I think there could be a much greater range of scones, (we visited on a Monday morning....cream and jam would have been most acceptable!) I have been to the house before and would totally agree with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We have visited many national trust houses and live near this one and visit regularly. This was our first time back since the refurb. Such a disappointment . My daughter had watched the TV programme and was excited to go and visit . On arrival we were pleased that it was self guided so we could go at our own... More 

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NTmountstewart, Web-Editor at Mount Stewart House, responded to this review

Hello Stuart, Thank you for your comments regarding the interpretation in the house, we take all feedback on board and I has passed your suggestions on to our house team. The restoration is still ongoing in other parts of the house and like our guides said, new rooms will be opened to the public at different times of the year... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We visit here regularly with our two children aged 3 and 6. There is lots of room to run around and various events held grouch out the year. Nice little shop and cafe. Love that dogs have to kept in leads and my children are free to run around!

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Address: Portaferry Road, Newtownards BT22 2AD, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 028-4278-8387
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Newtownards

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