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Mount Stewart

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Mountstewart National Trust, Amazing place!

Mountstewart is definitely worthy of a visit, from formal gardens in each season,to the Incredibly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nick B
via mobile
Beautiful place for a good walk around the lake etc..

Overall driving to Mount Stewart along the edge of Strangford Lough then into the wonderful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“formal gardens”(72 reviews)
“national trust”(111 reviews)
“beautiful house”(27 reviews)
Mount Stewart is one of the most inspiring and unusual gardens in the National Trust's ownership. The garden reflects a rich tapestry of design and great planting artistry that was the hallmark of Edith, Lady Londonderry. The mild climate of...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Portaferry Road, Newtownards BT22 2AD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4278 8387
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 10, 2018

On friday 10/03/2018 went for lunch in the so called cafe /restaurant, I Ordered soup of the day which came with a slice of Hard Stale soda bread, which nearly bent my knife,I took it back and asked for a Fresh slice of bread ,I...More

5  Thank Siegfried M
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed February 18, 2017

I have always loved Mount Stewart and could never fault it. However, on recent visits the reception staff have most definitely not been pleasant or helpful. During this particular visit I was quizzed surrounding my membership and then asked my age even though I had...More

9  Thank missj99
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited today saturday 10th. Cafe staff ( an older woman and young girl) were rude, unhelpful and sour faced, a poor advert for the business. My victoria sponge was dry and seemed on the stale side. I note other reviews give this cafe 4-5 stars,...More

3  Thank Maureen N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mountstewart is definitely worthy of a visit, from formal gardens in each season,to the Incredibly well preserved house and all it’s history, a step back in time as to how people lived in bygone era’s! Wonderful and helpful staff throughout, with an incredible Self-service restaurant,...More

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall driving to Mount Stewart along the edge of Strangford Lough then into the wonderful gardens and a walk round the lake. Or a walk around the house with staff looking after you and telling you all about each room in the house and its...More

Thank barley8w
Reviewed 1 week ago

This property has arguably the best large gardens in Ireland and must rank in the top ten in the British Isles. The house and contents are interesting in themselves, but there are many artefacts from the Napoleonic era and relating to NI and UK politics....More

Thank 525at
Reviewed 1 week ago

5 visits would cost the same as an annual membership. Mountstewart team regularly change the parts that are open and new exibits etc. to allow regular visitors to benefit from a fresh experience most of each time. This is alovely venue with a lucious well...More

Thank haimregit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Mount Stewart earlier this year. The garden is quite outstanding with wonderful plant species, knowledgeable staff and great walks. The house is very interesting with lots of important history linked to it. The staff were outstanding in their knowledge and friendliness, The quality of...More

Thank NewcastleGarvey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely day here today the kids loved the halloween theme lovely play park set on a beautiful hill lovely views and kids loved there time exploring around it its so different to usual play parks the house and gardens are just stunning...More

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The National Trust guide to Mount Stewart House is entitled 'discover a place of enchantment" and what an apt description. It certainly is and when combined with the simply magnificent gardens, it makes for a memorable day. The house and its contents are fascinating and...More

Thank Suratrichard
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

I spent the entire day there starting with the house tour at 11 am and finishing with the garden tour at 2 pm. Ian was the house tour guide and had some great stories about many of the different residents and guests at the house....More

Thank MOBX
Reviewed October 2, 2018

A place of contrasts between a fusion of formality and tranquil walks and beautiful gardens. Educational yet relaxing. Perfect for walking alone or in groups and superb for family outings.

Thank Lorene M
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May 31, 2018|
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Response from Martin R | Reviewed this property |
I suppose its because staff and volunteers have homes to go to.
Heather P
May 10, 2018|
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Response from annjones1912 | Reviewed this property |
Roughly an hour
Tracey B
September 4, 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!