We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mount Stewart

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
All photos (747)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“formal gardens”(76 reviews)
“national trust”(124 reviews)
“beautiful house”(29 reviews)
Mount Stewart is one of the most inspiring and unusual gardens in the National Trust's ownership. The garden reflects a rich tapestry of design and great planting artistry that was the hallmark of Edith, Lady Londonderry. The mild climate of...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Portaferry Road, Newtownards BT22 2AD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4278 8387
Improve This Listing
Reviews (956)
Filter reviews
926 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews formal gardens national trust beautiful house free flow gift shop house tour red squirrels stately home lake walk tea room guided tour own pace lovely grounds steeped in history full bloom northern ireland scones
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 926 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

This was my second visit to a refurbished mansion where I had formerly been a house guide. The £8 m. the refurbishment cost has certainly resulted in the mansion looking wonderful : no sign, now, of its previous " shabby chic " appearance. I did,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took two visitors from New Zealand mid September. The free flow house tour was outstanding, the staff in every part of the house which was open to the public were outstandingly knowledgeable and they were obviously passionate about the house and its history and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Maria A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a visit in August. House was ok - no set guides , just people in each room. Some were knowledgeable others not so! The gardens and the café are good. A full day would be needed to enjoy the whole property.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Des G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called the open day and were glad we did. The gardens are amazing and there are lovely walks around the lake. The house is very interesting and feels grand but homely.There is a coffee shop and gift shop. Def worth a visit

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank munchersinc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gardens set in a beautiful part of the countryside. I think we walked most of the trails inside the grounds plus part of the Demesne trail too – lovely walking. The house was really good to go around as it’s full of the original...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AndrewJ25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely grounds, great music - bring your picnic and enjoy! ( weather dependant) Come early for the easiest parking

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 53carynb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove out from Belfast, having read how beautiful this estate was. We weren't disappointed. We managed to get a place on the tour before the house fully opened, only 4 of us, with Helene as our guide. It was an excellent tour, much longer...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank banstead
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mount Stewart is the amazing home of the 7th Marchioness Edith, Lady Londonderry(1878-1959) and her family in the 20th century. She was a noted and influential society hostess in the United Kingdom between WWI and WWII. She was responsible for the revitalization of this "little"...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank TravelingMac60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't have time to visit the house so can only comment on the gardens, which were among the most beautiful I have ever seen. Gorgeous hydrangeas and lots of butterflies. There is also a lake which you can walk round. Mount Stewart is situated in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of 25of us Landed here and hadn't book the cafe. Margaret and her team went above and beyond to accommodate us and helped us have a great experience. Highly recommended

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Smegglepus
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Strangford Arms Hotel
321 reviews
5.24 miles away
Clandeboye Lodge Hotel
1,306 reviews
7.48 miles away
Marine Court Hotel
668 reviews
8.21 miles away
The Salty Dog Hotel & Bistro
571 reviews
8.30 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 88 nearby restaurants
Tuk Tuk Bistro Too
240 reviews
2.03 miles away
Lekker Kitchen Cafe
76 reviews
2.02 miles away
Harrisons of Greyabbey
609 reviews
2.90 miles away
The Wildfowler Inn
285 reviews
2.02 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 30 nearby attractions
Grey Abbey
23 reviews
2.14 miles away
Grey Abbey
46 reviews
2.14 miles away
Nendrum Monastic Site
85 reviews
4.12 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
March 16, 2019|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from jimmy140 | Reviewed this property |
Ring them to check group deals and also double check access to all areas as sometimes rooms are blocked if a wedding is taking place.
May 31, 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from martinrQ8527YZ | Reviewed this property |
I suppose its because staff and volunteers have homes to go to.
Heather P
May 10, 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from annjones1912 | Reviewed this property |
Roughly an hour