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Notice: Our Reception area and Restaurant will be closed from this Sunday 8 February until March (date tbc) in order to accommodate the laying of a new floor and our Restaurant refurbishment. The Reception team will be operating from the Lookout at the far end of the carpark and the Restaurant will be serving a limited selection of refreshments from our Education Room. Our Gift Shop and Secondhand book area will be operating as normal. The Road Service have also informed us that the Portaferry Road will be closing over the next two weekends. The road will close on Friday 27 February from 7pm until Sunday 1 March at midnight. The road will also close on Saturday 7 March from 6am until Sunday 8 at 9pm. There will be diversions in place through Ballywalter and Greyabbey. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you in advance for your co-operation.
Neo-classical house and celebrated gardens
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 Strangford Lough allows astonishing levels of planting experimentation. The formal areas exude a strong Mediterranean feel and resemble an Italian villa landscape; the wooded areas support a range of plants from all corners of the world, ensuring something to see whatever the season.
Mount Stewart House
The house is now closed for the rest of the season while restoration work inside continues. We look forward to welcoming you in April 2015 when the house will open for visitors to enjoy in all its splendour.
Please check back soon for more information on our re-opening after our 3 year long restoration project. To find out more about the work we've done to the house, please visit our Projects page.
The gardens are open for you to explore all year round.
The project to restore Mount Stewart house is now nearing its completion. We've brought back the elegance and charm of the house when it was home of the 7th Marchioness Edith, Lady Londonderry and her family in the early 20th century.
The house will re-open to the public in April 2015 and we're looking forward to showing off new features including the new Londonderry loan and silver collection display.
See something new to see at Mount Stewart!
Take the path at the top of the lake which will lead you to what was once the Rose Garden, Dairy and Vinery which houses one of the oldest vines in the UK and Ireland.
This is a work in progress but with the help of our supporters we plan to restore this area to it’s former glory.