Mount Stewart House, Newtownards

Listed for potential nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mount Stewart House 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 House and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • House and grounds superb but let down by the worst by far of all the cafes at National Trust properties in Northern Ireland which are generally of a high standard. Too small, badly laid out - nothing ...  more »
  • Mount Stewart is a lovely National Trust property on the shore of Strangford Lough. We were lucky to have a ‘private’ tour of the house - just my friend and I - from Ian. We loved hearing the history ...  more »
  • Mount Stewart has lots to offer the whole family, take a stroll around the lake, enjoy the ducks and swans there, explore the flowers, shrubs and many trees along the way, watch out for the red squirr...  more »
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  • Historic. Stunningly beautiful grounds. Interesting history. Great amenities. Absolutely wonderful café. Monthly outdoor jazz during the summer..
  • Great tip for weekend trip to relax in beautiful garden full of exotic and local plants and flowers. House interior is full of nice equipment and memories of passed times. All surroundings of the Mount Steward are nice organized and you can find many hidden places to stay out of people and enjoy silent of nature.
  • Took the children here. The gardens were incredible! Good guided tour around the house, but I was left feeling the history being told was a bit selective. Kids loved all the statues and finding little places to hide in. It was a really good day out.
  • Very good National Trust property. Interesting house tour. Formal and informal gardens, and woodland trails for the more energetic.
  • What a lovely day and what a beautiful place. The staff were super, the gardens a delight and the house a real treasure for Northern Ireland. Well worth a visit.

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