Mount Stewart

Mount Stewart

Mount Stewart is a National Trust property open all year round that has wonderful gardens and a neo-classical house, but also boasts walking trails and is close to Strangford Lough where you can access the Strangford Lough Canoe Trail.  

The famous gardens at Mount Stewart are some of the most inspiring and unusual garden in the National Trust’s ownership. Visitors can enjoy the beautifully landscaped and informal grounds surrounding the picturesque lake walk and walk through magnificent woodlands throughout the entire year.

Visitors are able to enjoy and explore the Londonderry’s family home.  The house was refurbished over a number of years and re-opened in April 2015.



Accessible parking
Parking close to the house and gardens for disabled drivers
Accessible toilets
Baby changing facilities available
Partly accessible grounds, loose gravel paths. Map of accessible route. Braille house guide and sensory garden trail available. Ground floor accessible.
Gift Shop, Ice Cream shop, plant centre and used Bookshop are all located close to reception
The one mile path around the lake is accessible to wheelchair users. Level entrance to building, stairs to other floors. Wheelchairs and batricars available, booking essential
Bay Restaurant

Opening Hours

March until September

10am to 5pm 

October until February 

10am to 4pm 



Admissions apply: See website for details.


Free Parking

Getting There

By train

To Bangor - 10 miles from station

By road

Newtownards to Portaferry Road (A20), 15 miles south-east of Belfast

By bus

Belfast to Portaferry, alight at gates

By cycle

Near National Cycle Network  Route 99

Walk Trails

Circular, 2.3 miles

Mount Stewart - Lake Walk. Walks through this beautiful parkland and famous gardens.

Circular, 1.6 miles

Mount Stewart - Red Trail. Explore the wider Mount Stewart Estate.


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Portaferry Road
BT22 2AD

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