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Mount Stewart

Portaferry Road, Newtownards BT22 2AD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4278 8387
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Wonderful Gardens on a wonderful day

The gardens at Mount Stewart are worth travelling a long way to see. They are truly beautiful and... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
Graham D
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
Beautiful House & Gardens

Having heard and seen about Mount Stewart on a Channel 4 tv show we thought it was a definite to... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
Chowbins
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Lancaster, 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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“beautiful house” (25 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Portaferry Road, Newtownards BT22 2AD, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

The gardens at Mount Stewart are worth travelling a long way to see. They are truly beautiful and would be of interest at any time of the year. The house has recently been refurbished and our conducted tour lasted a fascinating hour. Even then we...More

Thank Graham D
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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Having heard and seen about Mount Stewart on a Channel 4 tv show we thought it was a definite to visit when we were next in Northern Ireland! The gardens were the highlight of the day although the house is impressive nothing compares to the...More

Thank Chowbins
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

The National Trust has surpassed itself in terms of attention to detail throughout the house, but is seriously underwhelming in terms of wheelchair access. I know it is difficult in a historic property, but other stately homes manage. The gardens are sublime but not wheelchair-friendly...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a wonderful house to visit especially when you have a stunning spring day. The house and gardens are quite magnificent, beautifully kept. House is a must see. Staff are so friendly, just a wonderful day out.

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Reviewed 7 May 2017

Weather was great, we were driving around the coastal route and decided to visit Mount Stewart House, it a lovely locations, great grounds and gardens. You only get to visit a very small portion of the house, only 3 bedrooms open so it's quite a...More

Thank Dolores O
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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I love this place i went as a kid and now i take my own daughter it has lovely grounds good walks and nice places to relax the book shops good and coffee shops ok prices again ok could be bit cheaper but its a...More

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Reviewed 4 May 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

Thank Sheena C
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Reviewed 4 May 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.

1  Thank Tim B
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Reviewed 1 May 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 30 April 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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murph1303
1 June 2018|
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Response from Jayne W | Reviewed this property |
Are you sure the grounds close at 5 check it out I think it may be sundown
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Heather P
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Response from annjones1912 | Reviewed this property |
Roughly an hour
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Tracey B
4 September 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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