Northern Ireland

Truly breathtaking, from the legendary basalt columns of the Giant's Causeway to the haunting Fermanagh lakeland

Places to visit

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The Central Hall at Mount Stewart

Mount Stewart Conversations

For generations Mount Stewart has been a powerhouse of great thinking, art, music, talks and deliberation and this imprint lives on, pervading the place and all that goes on there today... experience this extraordinary atmosphere at Mount Stewart Conversations.

Places to visit

Things to see and do

Time for outdoor adventures

Murlough NNR beach

Beaches to love whatever the weather 

With fantastic beaches close to home pack a picnic and towel, or wellies and a rain coat, and go play on our golden sands.

Let's go walking

Upcoming events

Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Castlerock WalkFest

Sat 03 Sep 2016
10:00-16:00
Enjoy guided walks in the North Coast's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty!
Giant's Causeway

September face-painting with Krystle

Sun 04 Sep 2016
11:00-16:00
Resident face-painter, Krystle, returns to get creative with little tykes - and adults too!
Mount Stewart

Monthly Birdwatching

Wed 07 Sep 2016
10:30-12:00
Mount Stewart and surrounds is an ornithologist's delight with a wide range of feathered friends calling it home throughout the year.
Portstewart Strand

MCS Beachwatch 2016

Sat 17 Sep 2016
10:00-12:00
It's the annual Marine Conservation Society Beachwatch and we need your help!
Strangford Lough

Ards Beach Clean

Sat 17 Sep 2016
10:00-12:00
As part of the Great Northern Irish Beach Clean join us to tidy up the shoreline from Portaferry to Ballyhenry. Come along and pick litter while you learn how our ancestors foraged on the coast and what they salvaged.
Mount Stewart

Mount Stewart Conversations

Sat 17 Sep 2016
11:00-21:00
An unmissable weekend of debate, ideas, storytelling, art and music. Mount Stewart is no ordinary country estate. For hundreds of years, this has been Ireland's secret retreat for royals, leaders of state, influencers and aristocracy. For...
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In the potting shed with David Corscadden

National Trust gardener David Corscadden talks about his most ambitious project to date - the restoration of the Kitchen Garden at Florence Court in Fermanagh.

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