Mount Stewart Gardens and House is an 18th century grand house and grounds located a few kilometres from Newtownards in Northern Ireland. The house today is owned by the National Trust but can trace it's history through the Vane-Tempest- Stewarts family who were prominent figures in British social and political life. The site was originally known as Mount Pleasant - a fitting title.
The impressive grounds cover 98 acres and contain splendid gardens which include many rare plants, a large lake and a number of monuments. A tour of the house gives an insight into the history of the families who lived here and the many prominent figures who visited the house over the years.
The grounds can be used for country walks and visitors can take a picnic or visit the shop for refreshments.
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