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Notice: Please note that Mount Stewart will close at 4pm on 31 October-2 November, 7-9 November and 14-16 November to allow us to prepare equipment for Festival of Light. No visitors will be permitted to stay in the grounds after 5pm. 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.

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.

Upcoming events

  • Dunlin on Strangford Lough © Jeff Copner

    Kearney Coastal Walk

    Join us for an easy ramble and learn all about the areas fascinating history and wildlife.

  • Illuminating festival of light at Mount Stewart © National Trust / Paul Canning

    Festival of Light

    This magical event returns to Mount Stewart as the woodlands come alive with lights and music.

  • Colourful autumn leaves © National Trust Paul Canning

    Autumn Garden Walk

    The gardens look stunning at this time of year. Take a tour with one of our experts.

Festival of Light

Festival of Light returns this October (for a spellbinding Hallowe'en special) and weekends in November.

Hundreds of trees around the lake will be illuminated in various colour combinations and animated light displays will take place reflecting in the lake. The lighting will be accompanied by a magical soundtrack.

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