Mount Stewart House & Gardens

Discover the mystery, magic and artistry in these famous grand gardens with bold planting schemes, rare plants and a strong Mediterranean feel. Visit the newly re-opened Mount Stewart House, home to 2,500 family treasures, after a £7 million restoration project. 

Open Year Round. 

No Booking or Payment Card Fees. Tickets Valid for 365 days - use at leisure.

Newtownards, Co. Down (See Map Below)


Mount Stewart Gardens are famed around the world for their grandeur and bold planting schemes, using many rare and tender plants. While the gardens thrive, thanks in part, to their mild location, their mystery, magic, and artistry belong to their creator, Edith, Lady Londonderry.  

The formal areas exude a strong Mediterranean feel, resembling an Italian villa landscape, while the wooded areas support plants from all corners of the world – ensuring there is something to see whatever the season.   There are also various gardens walks to relax and enjoy the ambience of this peaceful environment; and an opportunity to discover statuary and topiary within the formal areas of the garden.  

Newly Re-Opened Neo-Classical House

Mount Stewart House re-opened in April 2015 after a 3 year restoration project, costing £7 million. The House still retains the elegance and charm it had when it was home to the 7th Marchioness Edith and her family, and boasts 2,500 items of family memorabilia including paintings, ceramics, furniture and porcelain.

Visitors can enjoy new rooms on show, the opportunity to see significant family portraits, stunning silver collections and other treasures. There will be a guide in each room to tell you more about your surroundings.

A Host of Exciting Events

During the summer, Mount Stewart hosts events including jazz in the garden and car boot sales.  At other times of the year there are seasonal garden fêtes, a Halloween Celebration, a magical Santa Experience and, during November, the Festival of Light - where visitors can experience the lake walk in a different light.  


Mount Stewart is located a 10 minute drive from Newtownards (follow the A20 Portaferry Road); 30 minutes from Belfast; and 2 hours and 30 minutes from Dublin.

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Mount Stewart
Portaferry Road, Newtownards, Co. Down BT22 2AD
T. +44 (0)28 4278 8387

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Gardens, Tea Rooms & Shop open year round: 

November 2 to March 6: daily 10:00 - 16:00

March 7 to November 1: daily 10:00 - 17:00

(Tea Rooms & Shop extended opening until 17:00 on Saturday and Sunday). 

House open April 20 to November 1: daily 11:00 - 17:00; November 2 to December 24: Saturday & Sunday 12:00 - 15:00; December 28: 11:00 - 17:00

Temple of the Winds open March 7 to November 1: Saturday - Sunday 14:00 - 17:00

Closed: December 25 and 26 (and House closed on December 27 also). 

Last admission time is 16:00 to the House and 17:00 to the Gardens. 

Approx Visit Duration: 2+ hours



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Tickets are guaranteed best value and are valid for 365 days from the date of purchase - for use during attraction opening dates and times

NOTE: Tickets not valid during special events at Mount Stewart - see website or contact for dates.

Free Admissions: National Trust members enjoy free admission (except for booked and ticketed events).


Licensed self-service restaurant serving seasonal dishes with local produce, soups, sandwiches, main meals, homemade cakes, teas & coffees. 


Gift Shop selling hand-crafted jewellery, knitwear and pottery. Plant Shop selling a wide range of plants, some of which have been exclusively propagated at Mount Stewart.


Free car and coach parking on-site.


Partially wheelchair accessible with accessible Toilet. Due to the historic nature of Mount Stewart, some of the paths may be slippery. Sturdy footwear is advised in the garden. 

Note: Opening times may be subject to change and attraction website and contact details will be on your ticket for any updates. 

Partially indoor Family Friendly Wheelchair access (partial) Restaurant Baby Changing Car Parking at Attraction Coach Parking at Attraction Guided Tours Assistance / Guide Dogs Permitted Gift Shop Free WIFI
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