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Mount Stewart House

Portaferry Road, Newtownards BT22 2AD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4278 8387
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We were looking forward to seeing the gardens in their full glory. Unfortunately it was raining. We... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hailsham, United Kingdom
1 hour turned into 5 enjoyable hours!

We visited here thinking that we would only spend about an hour, but we spent the whole day and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Maynooth, Ireland
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Remarkable 18th-century house and 98-acre garden that reflect the rich history of the Stewart family who played a leading role in British social and political life.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Portaferry Road, Newtownards BT22 2AD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4278 8387
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were looking forward to seeing the gardens in their full glory. Unfortunately it was raining. We had a very interesting tour of the house and our guide was very informative. A return visit on a sunny day is a must.

Thank Joe193
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited here thinking that we would only spend about an hour, but we spent the whole day and enjoyed it so much. We got a tour of the house (check times before going), and it was so worth it. The house has a great...More

Thank karenmgriffin
Reviewed 3 days ago

Looked after by the National Trust is a place I always enjoy visiting no matter how many times as is clean, well look after by the National Trust the staff is very polite, friendly and well knowledge about the topic. worth visiting and if you...More

Thank Jeannette B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens at Mount Stewart are the most spectacular we have ever seen. We spent hours looking around and we still didn't see everything! We chatted to a female gardener about the garden style and the plants and she was very informative. We had a...More

Thank Trixie63
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not one for touring historic homes on a regular basis, but this one was an exception. The family's history, the original furnishings and art, the grounds -- absolutely stupendous. I highly recommend it. Take the guided tour to get a full idea of the...More

Thank NHjo
Reviewed 1 week ago

About 20 of us visited as part of a round Britain cruise. This was certainly a highlight. We were privileged to have a guided tour of the more formal gardens conducted by the head gardener. His fluent guide to the innovations and eccentricities of this...More

1  Thank Peter G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived in Belfast we expected to spend the day downtown. During dinner the night before, we were told about Mount Stewart. We had never heard of it but it sounded promising. It is a relatively short drive east of the city with some...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting in its own microclimate makes Mount Stewart special. The grounds vary from the very formal to almost wild garden. The house is imposing from the outside and the interior very interesting with NT volunteers in every room. Each room has at least one...More

Thank LightAleCavalier
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As there were 19 of us we had pre booked a tour. Unfortunately, our coach from Belfast broke down and we arrived late. Therefore we had very little time as it was house closing time as soon as the guided tour was done leaving us...More

Thank StellaCaroline
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I visited on a Thursday in August. The place was quite busy and we were too late for any of the organised tour so we went on 'free flow' through the house after a nice lunch in the tea room. There are...More

Thank dp92017
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Tracey B
5 September 2017|
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Response from patriot039 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tracey the gardens are always well maintained plus the lake is a must!! The natural beauty will captivate you from the start!
AlanJoan S
15 April 2017|
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Response from 954vio | Reviewed this property |
yes there is a fee to visit the house and Gardens. I can't remember how much it cost, the tearoom is lovely everything is home baked.
Kathryn P
21 October 2016|
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Response from xyz081 | Reviewed this property |
You would need to contact the national trust. Entry to the property is free if you are a member.