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Mount Stewart
Mount Stewart - courtesy of Elaine Hill
Mount Stewart - courtesy of Elaine Hill

Mount Stewart, located on the shores of Strangford Lough in County Down, is Northern Ireland’s much loved family home. Following a three year £8 million restoration programme, this 19th- century house has been significantly transformed, making it a must-see attraction on the island of Ireland.

Voted as one of the top ten gardens in the world, Mount Stewart reflects a rich tapestry of design and planting artistry bearing the hallmark of its creator. Edith, Lady Londonderry’s passion for bold planting schemes coupled with the mild climate of Strangford Lough allows rare and tender plants from across the globe to thrive in this celebrated garden. Each of the formal gardens exudes a distinct character and appeal.

Mount Stewart is a delight for the senses with a series of formal themed garden compartments around the house including The Italian, Spanish, Mairi and Shamrock Garden.

Further afield visitors can enjoy the beautifully landscaped and informal grounds surrounding the picturesque lake walk. There is opportunity to view the restoration of the walled rose garden, gradually being brought back to life and walk amongst the many ferns in our recently extended Fernery.The Shamrock Garden reflects Edith’s love of Irish mythology and the topiary surmounting the Shamrock hedge is a beautifully depicted children’s story. Visitors can keep an eye out for the topiary statue being created depicting a Formorian (a half human, half demon) that is associated with Strangford Lough.

For a different view of Mount Stewart, stroll around miles of new walking trails and discover a landscape lost in time. Taking in the stunning vis from the Temple of the Winds, our trails will take you through magical woodland and farmland, set within an iconic rolling drumlin landscape beside Strangford Lough.

Opening times

Mount Stewart

Opening times

Formal and lakeside gardens, trails, tea-room and shop

1 Jan – 2 Mar (Mon to Sun) 10:00 - 16:00

3 Mar - 28 Oct (Mon to Sun) 10:00 - 17:00

29 Oct- 31 Dec (Mon to Sun) 10:00 - 16:00

House

1 Jan - 29 Feb (Sat & Sun only) 11:00 - 15:00

3 Mar - 28 Oct (Mon to Sun) 11:00 - 17:00

3 Nov - 30 Dec (Sat & Sun only) 11:00 - 15:00

Temple of the Winds

18 Mar - 28 Oct (Sun only) 14:00 - 17:00

Temple of the winds:

5 March – 30 October open Sundays 2pm-5pm

Note: last admission to the house is 45 mins before closing. Last admission to the gardens is 1 hour before closing. Tea-room and shop close at 5pm at weekends, bank holiday Mondays and public holidays. Open bank holiday Mondays and other public holidays in Northern Ireland. Whole property closed 25 and 26 December.

Price list

GAOE

Adult: £12.50

Child: £6.20

Family: £31.27

Standard Admission

Adult: £11.25

Child: £5.58

Family: £28.41

Specialist Garden or House Tour £7.00

Standard Group Rate: £8.75

Standard Group including House Tour: £9.75

Outside normal hours on request

Facilities

  • Family Discount
  • Baby Changing facilities
  • WiFi
  • Parking Available
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Euro Accepted
  • Picnic Area
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Toilets
  • Gift Shop
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

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Facilities

Facilities

  • Family Discount
  • Baby Changing facilities
  • WiFi
  • Parking Available
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Euro Accepted
  • Picnic Area
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Toilets
  • Gift Shop
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite
  • Dogs accepted by arrangement
  • Accept Groups/Coach Parties
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Attraction / National Trust

Mount Stewart

Address
Portaferry Road
Newtownards
County Down
BT22 2AD
Phone number
T: (028) 4278 8387
Email
Web Address
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mount-stewart
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