Enjoy the lake

The lake at Mount Stewart

This summer watch the lake transform as trees and plants explode in a kaleidoscope of colour. Be sure to keep an eye out for the abundance of wildlife on the water.

Highlights include:


Tir N’an Òg

The family's private burial ground
A view of Tir n'an Òg at Mount Stewart from above

Tir N’an Òg (Land of the Ever Young, in Scots Gaelic) is the family’s private burial ground. Here are the graves of Lord and Lady Londonderry, relatives and friends, guarded by an ornamental white stag statue, a turreted wall, ornamental gates and statues of Irish saints.


Japanese Pagoda

Bringing a touch of the oriental to the lake walk
A Japanese pagoda in the lake at Mount Stewart
A Japanese Pagoda, which Edith, Lady Londonderry and Lord Londonderry brought back from Japan in 1904.


Ladies’ Walk

Ladies’ Walk, the path which returns you to the mansion house. It was along this original old path that 18th century ladies would take their outdoor exercise.


Rhododendron Hill

Rhododendron Hill
A Rhododendron tree with pink flowers at Mount Stewart

Rhododendron Hill with several alternative paths taking you through a large variety of Rhododendrons and Azaleas, Birches, Acers, Camellias, Enkianthus and Eucryphias.