Mount Stewart

Voted as one of the top ten gardens in the world, Mount Stewart reflects a rich tapestry of design and planting artistry bearing the hallmark of its creator. Edith, Lady Londonderry’s passion for bold planting schemes coupled with the mild climate of Strangford Lough allows rare and tender plants from across the globe to thrive in this celebrated garden.

Each of the formal gardens exudes a distinct character and appeal and further afield visitors can enjoy the beautifully landscaped and informal grounds surrounding the picturesque lake walk. Visitors can stroll through the gardens in their own time or avail of one of our guided garden tours (with one of our knowledgeable gardening team) to the formal gardens and beyond.

The Londonderry’s family home reopened in April 2015 following a three year £7 million restoration programme. Come and see how this transformation has changed the house including new rooms on show, the opportunity to see nationally and internationally significant family portraits, stunning silver collections and other family treasures.

For the first time four brand new, never before seen rooms are accessible to the public. All existing rooms within the house have also been re-presented and interpreted, with textiles, carpets and curtains. There are new collections featuring paintings and artefacts on show for the first time, including one of the most significant silver displays in the Trust’s care.

Visitors can enjoy and explore the house at their leisure through free flow tours. Throughout their journey the story of Edith, Lady Londonderry and the Londonderry family will be interpreted and visitors can view a unique exhibition revealing the story of the Restoration Project and its legacy. There is also an exciting repeat visitor offer as new rooms will be opened periodically over the coming years to reveal more of the Londonderry family story.

NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Opening times:


Formal and lakeside gardens, restaurant and shop
1 January – 6 March 10:00 - 16:00 Daily
7 March - 1 November 10:00 - 17:00 Daily
2 November - 31 December 10:00 - 16:00 Daily

20 Apr - 1 Nov 10 - 5 Daily
Nov - Mar 12 - 3 (Saturdays and Sundays only)

Temple of the Winds
8 Mar - 1 Nov 2 - 5 (Sundays only) S

Last admission to the house is 30mins before closing, through free flow.
Open Bank Holiday Mondays and all other public holidays in Northern Ireland.
Formal and lakeside gardens, restaurant and shop closed 25 and 26 December.


Adult: £8
Child: £4
FamilY Ticket: £20
All of the above prices include gift aid.
Group Rate: £6.15 (minimum group size 15)

ROI offer:

2 for 1 admission on normal admission days - excluding our events and any other offers. Please print this page and present at ticket office.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Portaferry Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

On the east shore of Strangford Lough, 5 miles south-east of Newtownards on the A20 just outside the village of Greyabbey.Bus: Ulsterbus No. 10 between Belfast and Portaferry, bus stops at garden gates.
Car: On A20, 5 miles from Newtownards on the Portaferry Road.
Drive time: 25 minutes from Belfast.
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite
  • Gift Shop
  • Toilets
  • Accept Groups/Coach Parties
  • Open Sundays
  • Dogs accepted by arrangement
  • Open Mondays
  • Picnic Area
  • Euro Accepted
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Parking Available
  • WiFi
  • Baby Changing facilities
  • Family Discount
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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