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Mount Stewart

Portaferry Road, Newtownards BT22 2AD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4278 8387
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Fascinating house and magnificent gardens

Mount Stewart is only a 20 minute drive from our home, how fortunate we are to have such a... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2017
Sheena C
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Heavenly private chapel in the mansion house.

Try to take the guided tour, rather than "freeflow". We were shown a few more rooms, including the... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2017
Tim B
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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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 Strangford Lough allows astonishing levels of planting experimentation. The formal areas exude a strong Mediterranean feel and resemble an Italian villa landscape; the wooded areas support a range of plants from all corners of the world, ensuring something to see whatever the season. Mount Stewart House re-opened after our 3 year long restoration project. We've brought back the elegance and charm of the house when it was home of the 7th Marchioness Edith, Lady Londonderry and her family in the early 20th century and we look forward to welcoming you to enjoy in all its splendor. Six kilometers of walking trails wind through a landscape ‘lost in time’ and establishes Mount Stewart’s reputation as one of the best-preserved Irish country demesnes.
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“national trust” (106 reviews)
“beautiful house” (24 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Portaferry Road, Newtownards BT22 2AD, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed May 4, 2017

Mount Stewart is only a 20 minute drive from our home, how fortunate we are to have such a wonderful place to spend a sunny afternoon. This was our first visit to the house since the renovations were completed, had seen clips on the television...More

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Reviewed May 4, 2017

Try to take the guided tour, rather than "freeflow". We were shown a few more rooms, including the private family chapel, adorned with banners of Londonderry Knights of the Garter. Historically important house, estate, in the Province. A Must-See.

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Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to visit while you're in the area. Ornamental Gardens, bridges and wide selection of plants make this a great place to spend a few hours. The only thing that let this location down was the amount of closed paths when...More

Thank Tim M
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Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful day at Mount Stewart. We visited the house(enthusiastic house guides in each room), the beautiful grounds, the temple and new outdoor play area. The grounds are truly beautiful. Gorgeous sights and smells. The jazz band was also at Mount Stewart today...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2017

Walked through the house and the gardens for a couple of hours with my wife and a friend. Was lovely. A nice thing to do when in the area and it looks like it is a very busy buzzing place in the summer. It was...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

Unplanned visit to this place but so glad I went. One of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Spent a couples of hours wandering around the gardens and lake. Loads of different varieties of plants, trees and Beautiful flowers. A really peaceful, beautiful...More

Thank Steven L
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Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

We visit our local National Trust estates on a regular basis as they are lovely, well-maintained places. Mount Stewart is no exception - beautiful house, grounds and gardens. Lessons really need to be learned on busy days however - my most recent visit was Easter...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2017

We had a lovely walk around the gardens followed by lunch in the on-site cafe. We had gone on the recommendation of a local person we met and we were not disappointed.

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Reviewed April 11, 2017

Did not book a house tour but when we went to the door to have a look the lady said to join in if we wish. Very good tour given by a lovely lady and gentleman. Great history to this place.......

Thank Paul Q
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

Very often has events on suitable for children and all the family. Great opportunity to feed the ducks and see the swans whilst walking around the lake.

Thank Jonathan B
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Heather P
May 10, 2018|
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Response from annjones1912 | Reviewed this property |
Roughly an hour
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Tracey B
September 4, 2017|
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Response from patriot039 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tracey the gardens are always well maintained plus the lake is a must!! The natural beauty will captivate you from the start!
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AlanJoan S
April 14, 2017|
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Response from 954vio | Reviewed this property |
yes there is a fee to visit the house and Gardens. I can't remember how much it cost, the tearoom is lovely everything is home baked.
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