Visiting The Argory: What you need to know
We are delighted that our outdoor spaces have remained open for local walkers to enjoy over the last few months. Following the latest NI Executive guidance, there is no need to pre-book your visit to the Argory, and we are now able to open more of our indoor spaces. We are delighted to once again invite visitors inside the house, bookshop and Visitor Reception. Staff and volunteers have been working hard behind the scenes in preparation for this, and we are now able to offer free-flow tours of the house, which can be booked on arrival.
What's open in Northern Ireland
You no longer need to book to visit many of our places. The exception is the Giant’s Causeway where the Visitor Experience must be booked in advance. At Mount Stewart and Rowallane Garden pre-booking is recommended especially during weekends and holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking isn't always necessary. Please check the individual property pages for details before visiting.
The main car park is open with accessible parking available.
The grounds, gardens, play area, courtyard and cafe (takeaway service) are open for you to enjoy. Self-guided house tours (ground floor) can be booked in visitor reception on arrival and are included in your ticket. Bookshop in the courtyard is also open. We have an accessible toilet with baby change facilities which include sinks for hand washing.
During your visit
To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. Our staff will be on hand to guide you. Please follow their instructions.
In line with government guidance you will be required to wear a facemask in our indoor areas, so please bring one with you.
Our cafe is open for takeaway only.
We're are now able to loan wheelchairs and mobility scooters, which are available from visitor reception. Benches are located around the site for visitors to rest as they walk.
Children must be supervised at all times.
Dogs are welcome but please keep them on a short lead at all times.
Summer highlight 2021
Visit and Get Set, Go at The Argory this July and August, Thursday to Monday.
Above all, enjoy your visit. We are delighted to welcome you back. We are so thankful for your support as we work through these unprecedented times and make this gradual transition a success, so we can get back to offering nature, beauty and history for everyone.