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Mount Stewart House and Gardens

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Portaferry Road, Newtownards, Co Down, Northern Ireland
Debbie McCamphill
T: (028) 4278 8387
E: mountstewart@nationaltrust.org.uk

The famous gardens at Mount Stewart were planted in the 1920s by Edith, Lady Londonderry.

‘Inspirational gardens and neo-classical house’

Home of the Marquesses of Londonderry, Mount Stewart captures the spirit and character of Edith, Lady Londonderry.

Mount Stewart’s glorious, unique and unusual gardens were given to the National Trust in 1955. The garden reflects a rich tapestry of design and great planting artistry that was the hallmark of Lady Londonderry.

We are currently on a fascinating and exciting journey to conserve and restore the house and gardens at this visitor attraction.

Visitors can gain an insight into the conservation project through free flow tours, where there will be a guide in each room who will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding the history of the house and the restoration project. They can also take a leisurely stroll around the Formal Gardens or the Lake Walk.

The mild climate of Strangford Lough allows astonishing levels of planting experimentation.
• Explore gardens recreated using the diaries of Edith, Lady Londonderry
• £7m restoration project underway in house
• Magnificent views of Strangford Lough from Temple of the Winds
• Picturesque lake surrounded by swathes of woodland
• Fascinating heritage and historic world famous artefacts and artwork
• Follow in the footsteps of Kings, Queens, Prime Ministers and poets
• Part of the Strangford Lough Cycle Trail (www.cycleni.com)

Shop and plant shop: Open daily during summer months 10am – 5pm
Open daily during winter months 10am – 4pm

Restaurant : Open daily during summer months 10am – 5pm
Hot Lunches from 12noon until 4.00pm
Open daily during winter months 10am – 4pm Hot lunches to 2.30pm

Disabled access and facilities: Accessible route round the garden and lake, restricted access in the house as the tour visits a room on the first floor.

Please note that the house will be closed from 21st September 2014 as we prepare to re-open the house again in April 2015. Our gardens are open all year round.