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Mount Stewart, Newtownards

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Listed for potential nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mount Stewart offers 2,500 items of Vane-Tempest-Stewart family memorabilia. Enjoy the Mediterranean feel, design, and planting artistry of the renowned gardens, which include plants from around the world. Take a tour of the 18th-century historic home, spot nesting seabirds at the wildlife interpretation center, and keep an eye out for a rare red squirrel. Stop in at the gift shop, ice cream shop, plant center, or the award-winning Bay Restaurant. Take a look at our Newtownards trip site to schedule your visit to Mount Stewart and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I joined the National Trust recently to go to this beautiful place as often as possible. For me it puts a smile on my face and restores the soul :). Very well done to everyone involved in it's care. 
    I joined the National Trust recently to go to this beautiful place as often as possible. For me it puts a smile on my face and restores the soul :). Very well done to everyone involved in it's care.  more »
  • Visited in the pouring rain on the 29th October and had a total ball! The staff at reception were knowledgeable and super friendly. There was a puzzle/quiz happening in the house and all the lovely... 
    Visited in the pouring rain on the 29th October and had a total ball! The staff at reception were knowledgeable and super friendly. There was a puzzle/quiz happening in the house and all the lovely...  more »
  • wonderful visit went on the first tour of the day with an excellent guide Lynne very informative and witty.The grounds around are beautiful also a really good tea room.one of the best national trust....  more
    wonderful visit went on the first tour of the day with an excellent guide Lynne very informative and witty.The grounds around are beautiful also a really good tea room.one of the best national trust....  more »
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  • Possibly the most impressive house I have ever been to. The building itself is mindblowing and the volunteers know so much about the property and its history. There are some downstairs sections at the start but quite a few stairs are involved and there was no sign of a lift. I don't know if dogs are allowed inside the house, but there are ample gardens to explore and plenty of walking space on top of that.
  • An outstanding historical house and gardens with informative tour and very good facilities including cafe. Enjoyable through all seasons. Combining the walking trails (south of the entrance) with the gardens offers a couple of hours of walking with plenty of interesting heritage and natural beauty features. It’s worth walking up to the Temple of the Winds to take in the Strangford Lough views.
  • Gorgeous surroundings for a walk, there's multiple to choose from. Cafe has just been refurbished and has a good selection and not too expensive. The main house is worth a look round, absolutely stunning inside. Covid measures are in place throughout. Parking can get quite busy, not nearly enough parent and child spaces.
  • The walks are relaxing, nature, and scenery Beautiful, You can sit down at the coffee shop just outside after a long walk. Interesting history of that place really. If you are around Bangor, please go visit the place preferably go in the morning as you can spent almost the day to see most of the place.
  • Northernirelandholidays visited Mount Stewart to see the world famous gardens, which are voted in the top ten gardens in the world. Because of the location which is protected by warmer water of Strangford Lough there are plants from all over the world as they are able to grow here. There are 70 acres of gardens where you will find all sorts of beautiful and exotic plants and trees. Today we just visited the gardens but you can also visit the house and take a guided tour. Whatever you decide you will not be disappointed, it’s truly a beautiful place to be. Take your own picnic and book and just sit by the lake or in the gardens.

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