Things to see & do

There's lots going on

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House tours

See the house as youâ¿¿ve never seen it before

A restoration tour replaces the house tour this year due to our ongoing house project. The house is open daily for tours from 11am to 5pm, last entry 4pm.

Enjoy the house at your leisure with a guide available in each room to tell you more about your surroundings. Don't forget to drop into our new conservation studio and watch an expert at work.

Garden tours

Unusual statuary on the Dodo Terrace

Spring is the perfect time to experience the gardens as our unusual plant collection comes into bloom.

Garden tours are available every weekend until October at 2pm and 3.15pm and last approximately one hour.


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

There's something to entertain the whole family, including our four-legged friends.

Whet your appetite

Go traditional with a cup of tea and a scone © John Miller

Go traditional with a cup of tea and a scone

Whether you just want a cuppa and a tray bake or a delicious meal, our restaurant provides everything you could want to satisfy your appetite on an enjoyable day out. We are proud to source our ingredients locally whenever possible.

  • Open daily: 10am - 5pm.

We also have an outdoor kiosk in the courtyard which is open during the summer and sells local Glastry Farm ice-cream.

Read our current menu

Shop til you drop

Treat yourself to the latest fashions © Jonathan Turley

Treat yourself to the latest fashions

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

We are delighted to be able to announce the launch of National Trust gift cards. Gift cards can be redeemed at our shops, restaurants and admission points. They can also be used toward the cost of membership and holiday cottages.

Find out more about our gift cards

Relax with a good book

Cuddle up with a new book © National Trust

Cuddle up with a new book

Our second hand bookshop is located behind the reception area. Since it first opened it has grown from a few books on a table to a proper venue, with shelves displaying the huge selection of books from many areas of interest.

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

Stop by and pick up a bargain.

Furnish your own garden

Pick up a new plant © Marleen de Kramer

Pick up a new plant

With spring now well underway it's time to spruce up your own garden with decorative plants and ornaments.

At Mount Stewart you can pick up 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.

Buying Mount Stewart grown plants helps to support our conservation propagation programme, conserving our collection for future generations.

Family fun

One day for an adventure

We have lots of activities for all ages which make Mount Stewart even more magical for your little ones. Pick up a tracker pack at reception or try one of our other activities: