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Mount Stewart

Portaferry Road, Newtownards BT22 2AD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4278 8387
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Superb National Trust house and garden

The room and garden guides here were first class in bringing the history of the house and family to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Roganroy
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
Went to have lunch then walk round outside

It was very disappointing as I am gluten free and couldn't get anything to eat so my Mum and I left... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
mollymini08
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Portaferry Road, Newtownards BT22 2AD, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 4278 8387
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Reviewed yesterday

The room and garden guides here were first class in bringing the history of the house and family to life. The property exuded a relaxed charm and was filled with delightful objects and paintings. Very well worth visiting - we suggest you ignore contributors who...More

Thank Roganroy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was very disappointing as I am gluten free and couldn't get anything to eat so my Mum and I left this is the first National Trust place this has ever happened and we ended up going and eating elsewhere this should never had happened...More

Thank mollymini08
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a self guided tour with many docents along the way who are happy to share information of the history of this beautiful estate. The grounds are beautiful, especially in May, with a wide variety of trees, bushes and perennials.

Thank Susan E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the tour of the house , particularly the story behind the great Stubbs painting of racehorse. However , we were all disappointed at the neglected state of the gardens compared with our previous visit. Lots of volunteers around, perhaps preparing for later peak season.

Thank Colum O
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much to see in the grounds - formal gardens, woods, lake, hidden areas. House is v interesting and beautiful. Assistants know their stuff, some interesting stories. Teashop food v nice. Garden shop stocked with plants found in the grounds. Bird hide too. Great day...More

Thank norirelib
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a guided tour of the house which was well done and very informative and then braved the rain and wind to walk around the beautiful gardens - well worth while A must visit if you are in the area

Thank Mac S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a lovely afternoon enjoying the grounds, give yourself plenty of time to take in formal gardens, lake walk, temple of the winds etc. Staff we met were friendly and seemed genuinely keen to share information. Also had lunch at the café. Tea and cake...More

Thank Ilneonoto
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mount Stewart is a delightful attraction. The gardens in late spring were in bloom and richly coloured. The house is beautifully maintained and the guides very approachable and knowledgeable. It is a wonderful insight into the Irish Peerage and gentry.

Thank mrmjherman
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With an expert friend to guide us round this wonderful house with its beautiful gardens we had a fantastic three hours blessed with glorious sunshine. Absolutely worth a visit even off your planned itinerary.

Thank BrendanEugene
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the new Red Sqirrel Hide. No sqirrels to be seen. Continued onto the Ploughman's Hill Walk, and there was ploughing! So one out of two wasn't so bad. Majestic Swan incubating eggs. Friendly reception staff.

Thank Martin R
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NTmountstewart, Manager at Mount Stewart, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Martin, We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Our Red Squirrels can be a bit elusive but hopefully you'll spot one on your next visit. Our Ploughmen are less elusive. :-)

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Heather P
11 May 2018|
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Response from annjones1912 | Reviewed this property |
Roughly an hour
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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!
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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.
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