Accessibility at Mount Stewart
Everyone is welcome at Mount Stewart and we want to ensure that all our visitors enjoy their day out with us. We have lots of information on this page to help you plan your visit.
We currently have 8 accessible car parking spaces on a firm, hard-standing surface. These are located in the Main Car Park located a short distance from our Visitor Welcome Centre along with family bays. There are further 3 accessible spaces in the car park area located to the rear of the courtyard (follow signs for Accessible Parking/Deliveries/E-Car Charging).
The Main Car Park is all on one level, with the accessible car park located to the front of the car park, adjacent to The Lookout.
On busy days, we also use Car Park 2 as an overflow car park. This is located approximately 600m from our Visitor Welcome area and has 144 all-weather spaces including a 1 larger parking space at the gate for accessible parking. This area is closer to our Trailhead for visitors wishing to visit our wider demesne, Natural Play Area and Temple of the Winds.
Our Visitor Welcome area is located along a short hard-standing pathway from the Main Car Park. The doors to the Visitor Welcome Area are manual, however, our team are available to assist all visitors accessing this area.
As you enter our Visitor Welcome area, the toilets are located on the left, just past the Shop and adjacent to the Second-Hand Bookshop. They include an accessible toilet with space to turn a wheelchair. There is an automatic door leading out to the courtyard opposite the accessible toilet and a further accessible toilet located in the courtyard toilet block to the right as you face the steps to the Garden Shop.
There are further toilets (including accessible facilities) located in the Main Car Park (adjacent to The Lookout) and beside Temple of the Winds.
All accessible toilets at Mount Stewart include baby-changing facilities.
Eating & Shopping
We have a reasonably-sized seated Tea Room, with outdoor seating areas to the front and adjacent to the Garden Shop. There is a also a kiosk (serving tea, coffee and ice cream) in the courtyard and a horsebox (which serves tea, coffeee and light bites) open on busy days.
Should you wish for somewhere quieter to have a coffee or meal, please ask a member of the team and they will endeavor to find you somewhere suitable.
If you need help carrying a tray - please just ask, we're more than happy to help!
Our shop is accessible for wheelchair and mobility scooter users and our team are on hand to provide assistance with your shopping if required. The Garden Shop is open from spring to autumn can can be accessed from the pathway leading from the courtyard to the house.
Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters (PMVs)
We have a selection of manual wheelchairs and mobility scooters that are available to hire but they must be prebooked by email firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure one is available on the day of your visit. When you hire a mobility scooter you will need to sign a disclaimer, bring a form of photo ID and complete a short driving test, to get you familiar with the controls. Mobility scooters can be picked up between 10-11 and 2-3 daily.
This service is run entirely on donations, they help us to look after and service the mobility scooters and wheelchairs for future use.
Download our accessible Mount Stewart scooter map Mobility Scooter Routes for Mount Stewart (PDF / 0.3828125MB) download .
Please note: Availability of wheelchairs and PMVs is subject to servicing, repairs and demand so we'd recommend booking in advance - especially if you're visiting on a weekend, event day or bank holiday to avoid disappointment.
Our admission policy here at Mount Stewart means that if you, or someone in your party, requires a companion, there is no charge for this. Our Essential Companion card makes it simple to bring one or two carers or companions with you, free of charge. Just show the card when you arrive, and your carer(s) or companion(s) won’t need to pay an entry fee.
It’s in your name so you can bring whomever you like, but even if you don’t have an Essential Companion card, you can still bring carers or companions free – the card just makes it quicker and simpler for you. If you’re not a National Trust member, you will still need to pay for your own entry.
To order your pass or card, just get in touch with us by phone, email, or post.
Call: 0344 800 1895
Write: National Trust, PO Box 574, Manvers, Rotherham, S63 3FH
If you're thinking of planning a visit to Mount Stewart and would like more information on our accessible facilities, please phone 02842 788 387 or alternatively, please email us here.
Please see our Access Statement below which provides more information about the house, gardens and wider demesne offer.
For further information about access at all our places, please visit: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/access-for-everyone