News from Mount Stewart

Read the latest news from the team at Mount Stewart.

Jessica Muir with her family, Lady Rose Lauritzen, and Mr. Lauritzen at Mount Stewart, County Down

'The Place I Adore'

Over the years Mount Stewart has provided many a creative spark to artists and writers. We were delighted when Mrs Fulton, a teacher at Braidside Integrated Primary School in Ballymena, County Antrim got in touch with us to tell us about Jessica Muir, one of her pupils.

The team from Mount Stewart collecting a certificate for achieving 'Highly Commended' in the Outstanding Visitor Experience category at the 2016 Northern Ireland Tourism Awards

Celebrating our successes

At this year's Northern Ireland Tourism awards we were nominated in the Outstanding Visitor Experience category. While we didn't win, we are delighted to have been highly commended and we'd like to say a huge thank you and congratulations to all involved in making Mount Stewart such a wonderful place to visit!

Italian Garden at Mount Stewart, County Down

'I give it a standing ovation'

The gardens at Mount Stewart were recently featured in RHS magazine as a great garden to visit. The article was first published in The Garden, magazine of the Royal Horticultural Society, May 2016. www.rhs.org.uk

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan Bell at Mount Stewart

Mount Stewart attracts international visitors and locals 

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, Jonathan Bell, visited Mount Stewart to learn more about its appeal to international visitors.

House & Collections Manager, Louise Newstead is awarded the Linda Shelley Achievement award

Linda Shelley Achievement Award

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Louise Newstead, our House & Collections Manager, has been awarded the Linda Shelley Achievement Award. Within the National Trust this annual award is made to the member of the house staff who shows the greatest dedication and proficiency, makes a significant difference, inspires others, innovates, and achieves a significant challenge. Congratulations to Louise on this wonderful achievement!

A tree carving at Mount Stewart made by a Royal Air Force airman in 1940

Forgotten war history of Mount Stewart

Clearance work at Mount Stewart uncovers a series of carvings made by soldiers during WW2.

Ben Bridges, Mount Stewart Garden Apprentice

Growing talent at Mount Stewart

Success is blooming within the Mount Stewart Garden Apprenticeship Scheme.

The Green Tourism gold award logo in front of a photo of Mount Stewart house in County Down

Going green

In October 2015 we were delighted to achieve a gold Green Tourism award resulting from our grading visit at Mount Stewart earlier the same month. We were assessed on many different aspects of green tourism including waste minimisation and energy saving.

The team at Mount Stewart receiving the award for 'Best Marketing Mix' at the 2015 NI Tourism Awards

Big win for Mount Stewart at NI Tourism Awards

In May 2015 we were invited to attend the NI Tourism Awards were we were nominated for 'Best Marketing Mix' due to our marketing and promotion of our Festival of Light. The competition was tough but we are thrilled to announce that we were the winners in this category and were awarded with a lovely award to bring back to Mount Stewart.

Mount Stewart's Head Gardener guides The Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, and other guests around the gardens

Royal visit marks re-opening of Mount Stewart

Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited Mount Stewart as they marked our official re-opening following our £8m restoration project.