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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

  • Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus © National Trust, Castle Ward

    Santa Experience

    Catch the Santa Express to the Temple of the Winds where you'll meet Santa and Mrs Claus.

  • Santa's House returns - 30 November to 22 December. Bookings: 02844881204 © Trevor Moffet

    Car Boot Sale

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

  • The first Rhododendron in flower at Sheffield Park and Garden © Nina Elliot-Newman

    Rhododendron Ramble and Roast

    Tour the Rhododendrons with our Head Gardener and follow up with a two course meal.

House re-opening in April 2015

It has taken us 3 years to restore this huge home

It has taken us 3 years to restore this huge home

The project to restore Mount Stewart house is now nearing its completion. We've brought back the elegance and charm of the house when it was home of the 7th Marchioness Edith, Lady Londonderry and her family in the early 20th century.

The house will re-open to the public in April 2015 and we're looking forward to showing off new features including the new Londonderry loan and silver collection display.


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Become a volunteer

We're currently recruiting volunteer Room Guides. Every room of Mount Stewart is steeped in wonderful stories of the politics, power and passions of the Londonderry family. We now need equally passionate people to share these stories with our visitors.