TAKE A STEP BACK IN TIME BY VISITING THIS HISTORIC ESTATE
In the early 20th century, Mount Stewart House was the home of the 7th Marchioness Edith, Lady Londonderry and her family. Today, the house and gardens are a popular visitor attraction under the care of the National Trust.
The estate is nestled by Strangford Lough, 8 kilometres (5 miles) from Newtownards, west of Belfast. Thanks to this, the house is secluded but still accessible to the public. The gardens are open all year long, while the house is open during the high season.
The house was refurbished recently to take it back to its former grandeur. You can now step back in time to the 1920s, to see how Lady Londonderry and her family used to live. Admire some family memorabilia, a large art collection, as well as objects and furniture from the era.
You can visit the house by yourself or on a guided tour.
Make sure not to miss out on visiting the house’s remarkable gardens, divided into 17 sections. Each one showcases a different design and landscape.
You’ll find exotic trees and plants, lush woodlands, and formal gardens inspired by, among others, Italian villa landscapes. More unusually, you may spot statues of dinosaurs and mermaids along the grounds.
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