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Notice: Please note that the house will be closed from 21st September 2014 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 Restoration Project

We are currently delivering a major project at Mount Stewart. This includes important repairs and improvements to the structure and services of the house.

Come along and see our exciting project in action by taking a house tour. A special restoration tour now replaces the house tour due to the ongoing conservation. An experienced house guide will be in each room to tell you more about the current work going on in the house. This year we have also opened our conservation studio where you can watch an expert at work.

Upcoming events

  • Browse our stalls © Trevor Moffet

    Car Boot Sale

    Sell your wares or browse around the many stalls and pick up a few treasures.

  • Young musicians playing jazz at an outdoor event © Trevor Moffet

    Jazz in the Gardens

    Bring your picnic and settle down on the lawn to enjoy an afternoon of jazz..

  • One of Mount Stewartâ¿¿s many red squirrels © Trevor Moffet

    Red Squirrel day

    Take a guided walk of the red squirrel trail and learn about the work we do to save these animals...

So much to do...

There's so much to see and do at Mount Stewart this summer, especially when it comes to keeping the kids entertained while they're off school.

Find out what we have to offer in way of our house and gardens, events, kids activities, wildlife and more.

Volunteers wanted

We are currently recruiting volunteer House Guides.

Be part of the final phase of our exciting restoration project and help us prepare for the re-opening of the house in 2015.


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