House and garden tours

Mount Stewart House

During Mount Stewart Conversations Festival weekend guests will be able to join exclusive House and Garden tours to gain a unique insight into the work that we do as Northern Ireland's largest conservation charity.

House tours

Free flow visits to the mansion house, 11am – 4.30pm on Saturday and Sunday

Mount Stewart provided the setting for Edith Lady Londonderry's house parties, inspiring important conversations throughout the first decades of the twentieth century.  We want every guest to experience the house as it was intended and during Mount Stewart Conversations Festival the house will be a sensorial attraction filled for all to enjoy.

Just as Edith would have done, the house will be filled with scented flowers, the table will be laid for dinner, and afternoon tea will be resplendent in the Little Dining Room. As you walk from room to room, you might catch a waft of Lord Londonderry’s cigar smoke, or smell the alluring scent of Lady Londonderry’s perfume created in the 1930’s. Listen to the Bechstein piano in the Drawing Room playing music once again – and, is that the sound of Edith’s Dachshund excitedly barking in the background?  

Guests will be invited to take in the atmosphere of Mount Stewart, and appreciate the work of Lady Londonderry in creating such a magical interior.

Garden tours

Tours at 2pm and 3.15pm leaving from the front of the house.

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Festival talks

Join authors, historians, politicians and intellectuals for a variety of lively and interactive talks.

Mount Stewart Conversations Festival 7 & 8 September 2019

Arts, culture and music

Mount Stewart Conversations Festival is a celebration of ideas, art, music, and culture. Take a look at all the free events happening throughout the weekend...

Enjoy refreshments in the glorious setting of Mount Stewart Conversations Festival

Food glorious food

What’s a festival without food and drink? Check out what's on the menu over the weekend...