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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
Owner description: Remarkable 18th-century house and 98-acre garden that reflect the rich history of the Stewart...
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Type: Historic Sites, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Activities: Biking, Hiking
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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English first
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A great place to visit great gardens to enjoy. A very good restaurant with pleasant staff and good home cooked food. The old house is well worth a visit...just to see how the other half lived in the past!

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northern ireland UK
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The gardens and lake are absolutely beautiful at certain times in winter the open it up at night and have the gardens all lit up the main house is now a museum showing just how they used to live up to not too long ago mount Stewart is set on the shores of Strangford Lough so even to drive down... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

This NT is truly amazing, it has such an interesting history, because the family is still connected it feels like a real home. The staff present it beautifully and we visited on freeflow which was wonderful because we got so many different perspectives from the room guides. The NT staff are wonderful, if you are visiting NI or live here,... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

we went here on the day we arrived just for a couple of hours. as it was not far from our hotel. Very beautiful gardens and house it just nice to walk. The house is very old.

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Dublin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

we went for both the festival of light and the next day to see the grounds. Unfortunately the weather was horrendous for the evening that we went but there was a great cosy tent at the start of the walk so as we went for photography we stayed there for the time that we were there. The next day we... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

First time here. Tickets were £10 which were a little pricey but none the less the experience was lovely. We were lucky that it was very cold but dry! The lights are fabulous and change in time to the music as you walk around.(took us about an hour at a slow pace! ) the teepee where we got warmed up... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Very disappointed with this event. I had previously attended the Festival of Lights twice before when it was held in Botanic Gardens, Belfast, and so was excited for a magical night and willing to pay £40 for 3 adults and 1 child. The parking situation was ok, it was in a muddy field which was a 10min walk from the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 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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8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 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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209 reviews 209 reviews
97 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

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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