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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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Wandel
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99 reviews 99 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

House undergoing major refurb so very little to see except some of the interesting restoration work on progress. Lakeside walk attractive as ever (despite 'art work ' on display!) but formal gardens very neglected compared to 2 years ago when we last visited.

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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The gardens of Mount Stewart are amazing: A collection of different gardens with a lot of subtropical plants in nicely placed setting. I visited this garden late july, a perfect timing! Next year, the house will also be back in full glory and well worth a good visit.

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We live close by and as members of the National Trust we have been here many times. It is a good family day out, providing you get reasonable weather! The gardens are well laid out with lots to see with very different styles of gardens around every corner. There is an area where you can purchase plants too.The lake walk... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Although the house tour was very limited as it is still undergoing major renovations, all staff we met were incredibly enthusiastic about all going on. John Thompson in particular spent a great deal of time with what limited space and resources he had making great conversation with us. The children loved climbing a tree, a great many to choose from.... More

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The garden at Mount Stuart is fantastic, wonderful collection of perennial plants, in an atractive setting. Well worth a visit.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Lovely NT property and gardens. Good tea shop with homemade buns and cake. Yummy after a brisk walk.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I visited the gardens and house recently, the gardens are great and tour was brilliant well worth taking round the gardens the guides were very knowledgeable. Was disappointed that house was under restoration as there was really nothing to see inside the house. Hope to go back when house is finished. Great shop and café facilities and staff all very... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Fantastic gardens and the house itself really stands out, set aside most of a full day to see thoroughly. Gift shop has a lot of nice things (if a bit expensive) and the cafe is worth eating in, grounds are great for a picnic though!

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Belfast
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We are National Trust members and this is our closest property, but it is also special to us as this is where my husband proposed, overlooking the lake! Perfect place for a summer (or snowy) walk round the lake, bring a picnic. To keep the kids amused borrow a Tracker Pack from reception with lots of activities to enhance their... More

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