Portaferry Road, Newtownards, Co. Down, BT22 2AD
The exotic luxuriance of Mount Stewart’s celebrated gardens, created in the 1920’s by Edith, Lady Londonderry has helped make it one of Northern Ireland’s most popular Trust’s properties with all the family. Nominated as a world heritage site, the impressive landscape garden makes the most of the unique microclimate of the Ards peninsula and boasts magnificent views across Strangford Lough from the romantically idyllic Temple of the Winds. The 3 year project to restore Mount Stewart house has now been completed. We’ve brought back the elegance and charm of the house when it was home of the 7th Marchioness Edith, Lady Londonderry and her family in the early 20th century. The house will re-open to the public from 20 April 2015 and we’re looking forward to showing off new features including the new Londonderry loan and silver collection display.
Engaging Tours of the opulent House reveal its fascinating heritage and historic world famous artefacts and artwork, including: George Stubb’s painting, Hambletonian voted one of Britain’s 100 greatest works of art also see the 22 chairs used as the landmark Congress of Vienna, called to redefine Europe’s frontiers after the fall of Napoleon.