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Notice: There are DOE road works taking place on the Portaferry Road on Saturdays between 31 January until Saturday 28 February. Mount Stewart will be open as normal on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. We understand that a diversion for traffic will be signposted through Greyabbey.

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.

Volunteer Open Day

Saturday 24th January, 11am to 3pm

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering at Mount Stewart and Strangford, come and meet our team of staff and current volunteers. We have a great day planned full of interesting activities that will help you get a really good understanding of the work we do and how you can help.

House re-opening in April 2015

It has taken us 3 years to restore this huge home

It has taken us 3 years to restore this huge home

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.

Old Walled garden

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.

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