Voted one of the world’s top ten gardens, reflecting a rich tapestry of design and planting artistry bearing the hallmark of its creator. Edith, Lady Londonderry’s passion for bold planting schemes, coupled with the mild climate of Strangford Lough, means rare and tender plants from across the globe thrive in this celebrated garden. Explore the exquisite house, a world-class collection of paintings and many other internationally significant items.
Mount Stewart is an exceptional example of an Irish demesne, a beautiful and productive estate, with farmland, woodland, orchards and a walled garden providing for the ‘big house’. Bought by the Stewarts in 1744, the woodlands they planted, the estate rides, follies and farmland remain largely unchanged. Discover a rich landscape of farmland, woodland, monuments and buildings, and a breath-taking hidden glen as you explore the historic demesne on Mount Stewart’s newly opened walking trails.
This family home showcases collections of international and national significance including the famous painting Hambletonian – Rubbing Down by George Stubbs, the Congress of Vienna desk and books by W.B. Yeats and George Bernard Shaw.
Visitors can explore the house at their leisure and discover more about the Londonderry family and the roles they played in local and international history. The gardens at Mount Stewart are ranked as one of the top ten gardens in the world and are a delight to explore all year round. Designed by Edith, Lady Londonderry, the formal and informal gardens showcase a rich tapestry of design and planting artistry.
Mount Stewart also offers a tea room, shop, dedicated coach parking, specialist guided tours, wedding venue and filming location.
Open year round
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Last admission: 30 minutes before closing to the house, and 1 hour before closing to the gardens.
Admission Prices 2020:
Rates include voluntary Gift Aid (a 10% or more voluntary donation. See website for further details.)
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LANGUAGES: Leaflets available in English.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Tea rooms offering tasty treats and locally sourced produce. Indoor seating for up to 70 people and outdoor up to 50. Tea room and shop close at 17:00 at weekends, Bank Holiday Mondays and public holidays. Picnic tables provided.
SHOPPING: Gift shop offering bespoke gifts and souvenirs.
PARKING: Free car and coach parking onsite.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Fully accessible with accessible toilets.
GROUPS: Group rates available (minimum 15 people). Pre-booking required.
WI-FI: Free Wi-Fi available in reception area, courtyard and tea room.
40 minutes from Belfast. 10 minutes from Newtownards and 2.5 hours from Dublin.
Newtownards, Co. Down, BT22 2AD, Northern Ireland
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