Views of Northern Ireland
In a day:
Morning: Mount Stewart House, Garden and Temple of the Winds
Experience the magnificent outdoor ‘rooms’ and vibrant parterres of Mount Stewart before heading to the Temple of the Winds for a dramatic view of Strangford Lough - one of Europe’s most important wildlife sites. Then take to the water to discover Strangford Lough’s protected waters and wildlife by booking a boat trip with the warden.
Once disembarked, stop for lunch in the self-service restaurant of Mount Stewart before heading on to Rowallane.
Afternoon: Rowallane Garden
Continue to enjoy the views as you travel around Strangford Lough to reach this unique and natural landscape garden, where you can find magnificent displays of rhododendrons and azaleas and explore the walled and rock gardens. Not forgetting time for a tea break and wander in the garden shop.
Turn your visit into a short break by adding:
- The World Heritage Site, Giants Causeway, renowned for its outstanding natural beauty and fascinating rock formations.
- Book the ‘Carrick Island and Quarry Adventure’ special interest tour and take the rope bridge challenge across to Carrick-a-Rede island, where you will enjoy splendid views to Rathlin and the Scottish islands.
- A day trip to the city of Belfast.
Stop en-route from Belfast to County Antrim at:
- Patterson’s Spade Mill, the last surviving, water-driven spade mill in Ireland.