Description

Mount Stewart is one of the most inspiring gardens in the National Trust's ownership and the neoclassical house oozes opulence.

The garden reflects a rich tapestry of design and great planting artistry that was the hallmark of Edith, Lady Londonderry. The mild climate of Strangford Lough allows astonishing levels of planting experimentation. The formal areas exude a strong Mediterranean feel and resemble an Italian villa landscape, while the wooded areas support a range of plants from all corners of the world, ensuring something to see whatever the season.
Engaging tours of the opulent house reveal its fascinating heritage and historic world-famous artifacts and artwork.
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Portaferry Road,
Newtownards.
BT22 2AD

Top Reasons To Visit

  • Voted as one of the Top 10 Gardens to visit in the world
  • Picturesque lake surrounded by beautiful swathes of woodland
  • An exciting year-round events programme for all ages
  • The award-winning Bay Restaurant and local gift shop
  • Don't Miss
    • Explore garden rooms recreated using diaries of Edith, Lady Londonderry
    • Discover the fascinating history of Mount Stewart mansion
    • Magnificent views of Strangford Lough from Temple of the Winds
    • Follow in footsteps of Kings, Queens, Prime Ministers and poets
    • Picturesque lake surrounded by beautiful swathes of woodland
    • Dinosaurs and duck-billed platypuses jostle on Dodo Terrace
  • Facilities
    • Shop with the best of local craft products
    • Try unique Mount Stewart ice cream
    • Award-winning Bay Restaurant
    • Plant centre – recently opened and a haven for gardeners
    • Free parking only 100 yards away
  • Family and Children
    • Baby-changing facilities
    • Pushchairs and baby back-carriers admitted
    • Family activity packs and seasonal activities
    • Hip-carrying infant seats for loan
    • Children's quizzes and trail
    • Children's winter trails and Santa's Grotto (seasonal)
  • Access
    • Mobility parking only 100 yards away
    • Drop-off point
    • Adapted toilet at reception area
    • Braille guide
    • Level entrance to building
    • Four wheelchairs, booking essential. Stairs to other floors.
    • Partly accessible grounds, loose gravel paths
    • Map of accessible route. Three single-seater PMVs, booking essential.

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