The Hebridean Princess ship bring a group to Mount Stewart every year © Trevor Moffet

The Hebridean Princess ship bring a group to Mount Stewart every year

Group visits

Mount Stewart is one of the most unique and unusual gardens in the ownership of the National Trust. A group visit to Mount Stewart is a must.

Nominated as a World Heritage Site and recently voted one of the top 10 gardens in the world, the impressive landscape garden makes the most of the unique microclimate of the Ards peninsula and boasts magnificent views across Strangford Lough from the romantically idyllic Temple of the Winds.

Education groups

Mount Stewart is a place of imagination, exploration and discovery and is the perfect destination for pupils of all ages. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable guides offers a wide range of curriculum linked, quality learning programmes, both historical and environmental.

The learning team at Mount Stewart also work with several other groups of visiting young people, such as Brownies and Guides, Cubs and Scouts and summer schemes. Please speak to us about how we can ensure your group has a great day out that is both exciting and educational.

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Key stage 1

Experience what school was like in times gone by © Lyndsey Colgan

  • Explore
  • Feel
  • Listen
  • Play

Key stage 2

Learn about the wildlife that inhabit our gardens © Lyndsey Colgan

  • Discover
  • Understand
  • Engage

Post primary

What will your group discover?

We would be delighted to talk to you about how Mount Stewart can meet the needs of teachers of older pupils. We have recently welcomed students of art, history and geography and delivered very successful literacy days for key stage 3 pupils. Get in touch to discuss your requirements.


We offer a special membership for educational groups so you can enjoy a discounted rate for your school, education group (Scouts, Brownies etc.) or home-educated family.