Mount Stewart – National Trust

Type:National Trust Property

Portaferry Road, Newtownards, County Down, BT22 2AD

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Mount Stewart House

Mount Stewart house has always been a ‘home’ for the Londonderry family, a place that has been touched by the various generations who have loved it. Whilst always respecting the past and finding inspiration from its history, Mount Stewart has been unafraid of change throughout the generations, endeavouring to remain relevant in modern times, the result being that it still retains that feeling of a family home for all who visit with us.


World Class Gardens

The garden at Mount Stewart is unique and of rare quality, being one of the few late compartmentalised Arts and Crafts-like gardens. It is a deeply personal garden, the creation of Edith, Lady Londonderry in the early 20th century building on a pre- existing historic 18th and 19th century landscape. The Strong artistic theme is combined with an unrivalled plant collection which is protected and augmented via our nursery and propagation operation situated in the old walled garden.

Considered to be one of the most outstanding gardens in the world, Mount Stewart is the most visited National Trust mansion house property in Northern Ireland.



Mount Stewart is an exceptional example of the Irish demesne, intended to be both beautiful and productive, with woodland, orchards and farmland providing for the needs of the household. The demesne perimeter is clearly defined by an enclosing wall, which marked the private realm of the owner. Acquired by the Stewarts in 1744, woodlands they planted, the estate roads, the bridle paths, follys and farmland remain unchanged. Fine buildings of the Stable Block, Farmyards with Dovecote and Walled garden are architectural gems in their own right.

The wider demesne area was previously inaccessible to visitors, and historically was the realm of the family, their friends, and the house and estate staff, with the woodland in the care of a team of Woodsmen. Today they offer the public a wonderful opportunity to explore a rich landscape of farmed land and woodland walks, with monuments and buildings scattered throughout. Rich in a broad spectrum of recovering wildlife populations, the demesne is one of the last few strongholds of the native Red Squirrel. At the heart of the demesne lies the farmyard complex, along-side which sits the original walled garden, the former engine room of the estate.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£14.00 adult
Adult- Gift Aid£15.40 adult
Child (Under 5's Free)£7.00 child
Child- Gift Aid (Under 5's Free)£7.70 child
Family (1 Adult & 3 Children)£21.00 family
Family (2 Adults & 3 Children)£35.00 family
Family- Gift Aid (1 Adult & 3 Children)£23.10 family
Family- Gift Aid (2 Adults & 3 Children)£38.50 family
Group Adult£13.30 adult
Group Child£7.00 child

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Accessible Lift
  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Autism Friendly
  • Changing Places Toilet
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Facility for service dogs
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchairs available


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Picnic area

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Lockers available - In House
  • Public toilets
  • Shop
  • Wireless internet (WiFi) connection available

Key Features

  • No Smoking Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Cash Accepted
  • Cheques accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Groups Accepted

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Group Discount

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Road directions:

By road, on Newtownards to Portaferry road, A20, 15 miles south-east of Belfast

Parking: Free, 100 yards Access is strictly limited to those visiting the property.

Sat Nav: If you are using SatNav/GPS, please be aware that it may lead you to the back gate at Mount Stewart which is not accessible to the public. Mount Stewart is on the Portaferry Road in Newtownards heading towards Greyabbey, please stay on the Portaferry Road where you will see Mount Stewart clearly signposted.

Public Transport Directions

Public transport (if applicable):

Bangor 10 miles. See Translink NI website for departure and arrival times

Opening Times

Season (30 Oct 2024 - 17 Mar 2025)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* Please see website for more details around House Tea-Room and Visitor Reception open times as these will differ to the property opening times.