Mount Stewart Temporary Closure - Tues 8 to Sat 12 June

A view of the Italian Garden at Mount Stewart

There is filming taking place around Mount Stewart in June, so take a moment to find out what this means for your visit.

What is happening?

We are delighted to have been chosen as a location for a feature film by and award-winning streaming service, due for release in 2022. 

If you are visiting Mount Stewart between Wednesday 19th May and Sunday 6th June, please be aware that some parts of formal gardens will be closed off to the public and with of the formal gardens will be closed on Monday 7th June for the set build. 

The whole of Mount Stewart will be closed to the public from Tuesday 8th to Saturday 12th June inclusive, reopening on Sunday 13th June.

How long will there be filming at Mount Stewart?

During the 19th May to 7th June the production crew will begin to prepare parts of Mount Stewart for filming. Between 8th & 12th June, filming will take place and by 26th June all filming infrastructure will be removed.

Will filming impact the visitors to Mount Stewart and can I still visit?

The production company will be using areas in the main Car Park, Formal Gardens (Mairi, Italian, Spanish & Sunk Gardens), North Lawn, Broadwalk and front of house for this phase of filming, however, most of the property will be accessible during build and derig.

When open, we are ensuring parking for visitors with most our main car park and overflow car park available. However, there will be some restrictions in the main car park during the build and strike dates.

Will Mount Stewart be open on filming days?

No - Due to the scale of the production, the whole of Mount Stewart be closed to visitors from Tuesday 8th to Saturday 12th June inclusive and will reopen on Sunday 13th June.

During build & strike (19th May to 7th June & 13th to 26th June) Mount Stewart will be open to the public with some restricted access to the formal gardens.

Will this benefit Mount Stewart and the surrounding areas?

The cast and crew will stay and shop in Northern Ireland during the preparation and filming period. Local tradesman, contractors and professionals are being used as part of the production. From previous experiences, if the project is a success it could potentially create a positive heightened awareness of the area which could have significant medium to long term benefits to local businesses.

We are always looking for ways to fund the vital conservation work that we need to do at Mount Stewart and the location fee for this film will go towards our conservation projects and help us secure the future of this historic estate for generations to come. 

We thank you in advance for your patience and support.