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Notice: Due to very high demand for our Easter trail over Easter weekend, we have now sadly run out of Easter eggs. However the trail will remain in place until Friday 26 April at no additional charge. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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.
We are currently delivering a major project at Mount Stewart. This includes important repairs and improvements to the structure and services of the house.
Come along and see our exciting project in action by taking a house tour. A special restoration tour now replaces the house tour due to the ongoing conservation. An experienced house guide will be in each room to tell you more about the current work going on in the house. This year we have also opened our conservation studio where you can watch an expert at work.
Jazz in the Garden
Bring your picnic and settle down on the lawn to enjoy an afternoon of jazz in the gardens.
Car boot sale
Sell your unwanted items or browse around the many stalls and pick up a few bargains.
Visit our stalls selling vintage, antiques, kitchenalia, lifestyle gifts and clothing.
Explore the outdoors
Become an outdoor explorer and take part in our 50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾.
Our top 5 things to do at Mount Stewart:
- Run around in the rain
- Make a mud pie
- Hunt for bugs
- Catch a falling leaf
- Discover what's in a pond
A hugely important library, dating back two centuries, has been secured at Mount Stewart in County Down.
The news comes after the team in Northern Ireland secured almost £100,000 in funding to purchase the important collection from the estate of the late Lady Mairi Bury.