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Mount Stewart

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Yes, it is excellent

A very pleasant surprise. Reception staff helpful. Grounds staff informative. House guides... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
Wonderful gardens and lake

Situated on the edge of Stranford Lough, Mount Stewart has acres of beautifully designed and very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sherborne, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“formal gardens”(72 reviews)
“national trust”(108 reviews)
“beautiful house”(26 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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Portaferry Road, Newtownards BT22 2AD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4278 8387
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A very pleasant surprise. Reception staff helpful. Grounds staff informative. House guides enthusiastic. Gardens have an excellent collection of magnificant flora. Trees healthy and impressive. Beautiful Tasmanian Blue Gums. Certainly worth spending time. It was a cold day so the house beckoned. Really excellent display...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Situated on the edge of Stranford Lough, Mount Stewart has acres of beautifully designed and very exotic gardens, surrounding a lake. There is also a NT house but we didn't visit. Liked the red squirrel hide and wildflower meadow. Great tea room as well.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Mount Stewart was amazing. we ended up spending around 4 hours there after initially thinking it wouldn't take us more than 1. gardens are incredible and well kept and the house tour was very intriguing

Thank Guy Y
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were not disappointed .........beautiful house in beautiful gardens...steeped in history. We went on a guided tour of the house and it was fantastic, our guide was very knowledgeable and really made our visit. There was a wedding in the main hall and it added...More

Thank jimmy140
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had 30 minutes to spare but the gardens were not like any others we had seen, with an incredible range of plant species, environments from wild to formal, and sculptures, all immaculately and creatively managed. Do leave more time than we did for...More

Thank CharlesC3869
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the open heritage day to Mount Stewart as it was free and it is usually quite expensive. On entering the house we were left to just wonder through the door and followed the passage past the kitchen, dining room and the next...More

Thank tubbytown
NTmountstewart, Manager at Mount Stewart, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for you feedback and for bringing this to our attention. I'm very sorry to hear that your experience of Mount Stewart House during your wasn’t a positive one. We are committed to preserving our special places for ever, for everyone, and I can...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I fell in love with this place last weekend. We spent around 5 hours here just chilling out, exploring and taking pictures. I think the national trust is absolutely amazing and have been brought up exploring the properties in NI since I was a child....More

Thank 21alison8
NTmountstewart, Manager at Mount Stewart, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for the lovely feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed your day and rekindled your love for Mount Stewart. We think it's pretty amazing! :-) We look forward to seeing you again soon! Mount Stewart Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had seen a documentary about this house on television the week before we visited Northern Ireland so it was lovely to see how beautiful it was in person. Lovingly restored we were able to wander around on the afternoon and ask questions to very...More

Thank tessCumbria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent most of the day at this wonderful National Trust property. Lovely tour of the house which is in great condition, great staff and very interesting. We really loved the gardens - they are beautiful and well maintained. We had time to also walk around...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered quiche and my husband ordered the salad. The quiche was well over cooked which I asked to be replaced, my husband struggled through his lifeless salad whilst I waited patiently for, by the time my husband had finished his salad...and some, I was finally...More

Thank Denise P
NTmountstewart, Manager at Mount Stewart, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments, we welcome all feed back positive and negative, I am sorry that your experience in the tea room was not a good one. The flan is a cookbook core recipe, in fact it is a popular dish, I am disappointed...More

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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!