My wife and I are planning to visit Northern Ireland (amongst other stops) in May next year and her keen eye for stately homes has fallen upon Mt Stewart and Castle Ward. I was wondering how practical it would be to take a day to see both. The type of thing I had in mind would be a bus from Belfast to Mt Stewart, and then on to Portaferry. Ferry across to Strangford/Castle Ward, and then bus back to Belfast. Is this practical?
I've been playing around on the Translink website a little and it seems doable, but I'm looking for local opinions and advice if possible.