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Mount Stewart House, Newtownards

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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. Use our Newtownards trip itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Mount Stewart House and other attractions in Newtownards.
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  • Mount Stewart is an 19th-century house and garden in County Down, Northern Ireland, owned by the National Trust. It was the Irish seat of the Vane-Tempest-Stewart family, Marquesses of Londonderry. Th...  read more »
  • Took our American visitors here a couple of weeks ago and they thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the house tour. In fact, so did I even though I have been a few times before. It used to be you could p...  read more »
  • This is a National Trust property with superb gardens and grounds and a lovely house which is filled with beautiful artefacts and paintings. Guides in every room describe everything with great enthusi...  read more »
  • An excellent national trust property, set on the Strangford lough coast, with a large house and both formal and informal gardens. There's also a good cafe with indoor and outdoor seating. It's very family friendly - well worth a visit for at least half a day.
  • Beautiful House with a very interesting story, the tour guides really make the tour worthwhile. The grounds are so peaceful and stunning to walk around. We worth a visit if you are staying in the area.
  • Possibly my favourite place in Northern Ireland. Such a relaxing garden to wander around, some fantastic specimen trees look out for the Cork Oak and the Wellingtonia. Visit Tir na Nog and rodedendron hill. The house has recently been beautifully restored and the guides are friendly and very knowledgeable. Make sure you visit the restaurant for some delicious home cooked food.
  • Pleasant gardens and well kept house. Sadly let down by overly officious guides who detract from the whole experience. Be warned, the ticket office will automatically assume you will wish to gift aid and charge you £8.50 rather than the standard £7.72 entrance fee...
  • Beautiful and peaceful gardens. Lovely lake and a decent place to dander.
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