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Notice: Please note that the house is now closed for the remainder of the season as we prepare to re-open the house again in April 2015. Our gardens remain open all year round.

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.

Upcoming events

  •  © Trevor Moffet

    Car Boot Sale

    Sell your wares or browse for a bargain at our popular car boot sale. 

  •  © Don Godfrey

    Autumn Fair

    Celebrate this harvest festival with flower and vegetable shows and demonstrations.

  • Red squirrel eating a nut © Don Godfrey

    Red Squirrel Day

    Join a guided walk and learn all about the work we do to save these endangered animals.

Festival of Light

See Mount Stewart is a new light this autumn

See Mount Stewart is a new light this autumn

Festival of Light returns this October (for a spellbinding Hallowe'en special) and weekends in November.

Hundreds of trees around the lake will be illuminated in various colour combinations and animated light displays will take place reflecting in the lake. The lighting will be accompanied by a magical soundtrack.


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