Mount Stewart

Mount Stewart House and Gardens featuring a house, a garden and heritage architecture
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Step into a world of elegance and beauty at this 19th-century stately home, as renowned for its stunning grounds as for its opulent interiors.

Visit Mount Stewart to experience the way the Irish aristocracy once lived. Wander the sprawling grounds that incorporate manicured, themed gardens alongside walking trails that twist through forests and around lakes. Inside the house, discover the glamorous and stylish lives led by the original owners of this gorgeous estate.

Mount Stewart is now owned and cared for by the National Trust, but it was historically the estate of the Vane-Tempest-Stewart family. These Irish nobles passed the title of Marquess of Londonderry down through their male line, with their wives becoming marchionesses. Explore the interior of the house today and discover rooms that seem frozen in the early 20th century. The house has been preserved as it was when the 7th Marchioness, Edith, Lady Londonderry, lived here and invested a huge amount of money, time and effort in decorating it.

Take a guided tour of the house to gain an in-depth insight into its history. Explore its magnificent rooms by yourself, taking in its many fascinating sights in your own time. Linger to admire the sparkling family silver on display in the central hall. In the dining room, imagine yourself at one of the famous dinner parties held at Mount Stewart, where guests included the likes of Winston Churchill. Make sure to stop by Lady Londonderry’s sitting room, filled with the gardening books that helped her to design the house’s famous grounds.

Visit the house in summer to see the gardens at their most splendid, when they are filled with bright colors and gorgeous scents. See Lady Londonderry’s vision brought to life in carefully cultivated themed gardens including the Italian Garden, the Spanish Garden and the Shamrock Garden. Then explore the miles of walking trails that lead through a huge variety of scenic landscapes and offer lovely views of the house.

Mount Stewart is open every morning for guided tours, with visitors being allowed unguided access in the afternoon. Check if your visit coincides with a holiday, as this can affect opening times. There is an entry fee, but group discounts make this the ideal place for a great family day out.

Top Hotels Close to Mount Stewart

The Hide
The Hide
3.5 out of 5
Newtownards, Northern Ireland
Stay at this 3.5-star cottage in Newtownards. Enjoy free parking, an arcade/game room, and 2 bathrooms. Popular attractions Mount Stewart and Mount Stewart House ...
Edenvale House
Edenvale House
4 out of 5
130 Portaferry Road, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, BT22 2AH
Stay at this 4-star B&B in Newtownards. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Popular attractions Mount Stewart and Mount Stewart House and Gardens ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
Very handy to Mount Stewart and Ard peninsula.
"Lovely country home,very quiet with comfortable and clean facilities. Welcoming hosts."

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2016

Lilac Tree Cottage, Greyabbey, Strangford Lough, Co Down, N.Ireland
Lilac Tree Cottage, Greyabbey, Strangford Lough, Co Down, N.Ireland
Greyabbey, NIR
Stay at this cottage in Newtownards. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Grey Abbey and Mount Stewart House and Gardens are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (39 reviews)
Really lovely place to stay and charming village.
"Overall really enjoyed my stay, although noisy from passing traffic at front of cottage."

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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