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Portaferry Road, Newtownards, County Down, BT22 2AD
Mount Stewart House

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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 view 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.

Mount Stewart is accessible – for full details of their accessibility features, see Mount Stewart Gardens | AccessAble

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Accessibility

  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
  • Wheelchair hire

Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Open Mondays
  • Open Sundays

Catering

  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Licensed
  • Local Produce
  • Picnic Area
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve lunch
  • Special dietary requirements catered for
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children's Menu Available
  • Children's outdoor play area
  • Facilities for children
  • Highchairs Available

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Accommodation nearby
  • Cater for school groups
  • Family Fun
  • First Aid
  • Gift vouchers
  • Groups accepted
  • Lost property
  • Route maps available
  • Self guided walks/cycle rides
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Visitor information
  • Wi-fi available

Leisure Facilities

  • Outdoor activities
  • Wifi

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • Euros accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted
  • Visa Debit Accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Braille printed material
  • Dutch printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Italian printed material
  • Russian printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Provider Preferences

  • Coastal
  • Dogs Welcome Inside
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Farm
  • Film or TV location
  • Forest Location
  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Waterfront

Specialist Features

  • Marketed as gay friendly
  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly

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  • Family Discount

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