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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 Restoration Project

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.

Upcoming events

  • Young musicians playing jazz at an outdoor event 

    Jazz in the Garden

    Bring your picnic and settle down on the lawn to enjoy an afternoon of jazz in the gardens.

  • Grab a bargain © Trevor Moffet

    Car boot sale

    Sell your unwanted items or browse around the many stalls and pick up a few bargains.

  • Enjoy the fun of the fair © National Trust/Alex Muir

    Spring FĂȘte

    Visit our stalls selling vintage, antiques, kitchenalia, lifestyle gifts and clothing.

Cadbury Easter trail

Become an eggsplorer this Easter from 18 to 26 April. Follow the clues around the Lake Walk and return to collect your Egghead prize!

£1 per tail

Explore the outdoors

Track some wild animals in the garden © National trust

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


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