Things to see & do

There's lots going on

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Festival of Light

Building on the success of the past two years, Mount Stewart will once again host a magical light show – but this year with a winter theme.

The Festival of Light will run over ten consecutive nights from 6pm-10pm, offering the opportunity to see the lake walk come alive with sparkling trees and mystical music.

Our famous tipis will house various artisan food producers offering up delicious treats and visitors can take in the sights whilst relaxing by the open fire. Feel free to bring some marshmallows to toast!


We have something special happening all year round at Mount Stewart, so come along to one of our many events.

This autumn enjoy the ghostly atmosphere on Halloween night and a new wintery twist on the Festival of Light.

Great NI Walk

Take part in the Great NI Walk at Mount Stewart

Take part in the Great NI Walk at Mount Stewart

Celebrate the Great NI Walk from 19 September until 23 October in partnership with Cotswold Outdoor this autumn. At Mount Stewart we have beautiful walks for all ages and abilities to enjoy.

Take a look at our walks below or print off a handy map of the trail to bring with you.

Dogs are very welcome at Mount Stewart for walkies, please keep them on a lead at all times.

Use #NIwalk to share you're favourite walk with us online.

Tea Room

Sit in comfort while enjoying something tasty

Our restaurant has been refurbished into a brand new Tea Room and is now open for business selling soup, sandwiches, mouthwatering treats and refreshments.

Pop in and try something delicious from the counter, then sit back and relax in our comfy new chairs and seating area.

Gift shop


With constant new stock flying its way onto the shelves, our shop is the perfect place to buy a gift or treat for yourself.

National Trust gift cards can be bought and redeemed at our shops, restaurants and admission points. They can also be used towards the cost of membership and holiday cottages.

Find out more about our gift cards

Take a plant home

The Mount Stewart Garden Shop is open throughout the main season © Marleen de Kramer

At Mount Stewart you can pick up the more unusual species of plants that we grow in our own gardens. They're sure to be a talking point among your family and friends.

The plants for sale are spray-free, and most are grown on the property from our own stock using peat-free compost.

Relax with a book

Volunteer Marion Drysdale sorting donations

Since it first opened, our secondhand book shop has grown from a few books on a single table to a proper venue, with shelves displaying a huge selection of books from many genres and areas of interest.

It's stocked entirely with donated books and run by volunteers.

Stop by and pick up a bargain.