MOUNT STE­WART RE­NEWED

Countryfile Magazine - - Month In The Country -

Re­open­ing af­ter a three-year, £8 mil­lion ren­o­va­tion, the Na­tional Trust’s flag­ship property in North­ern Ire­land has been re­turned to “its for­mer glory, show­cas­ing the history of this spe­cial place and offering fas­ci­nat­ing insight into the Ste­wart fam­ily,” says man­ager Jon Kerr. In par­tic­u­lar, there are many ob­jects and doc­u­ments re­lat­ing to Robert Ste­wart, Vis­count Castlereagh (died 1822) – an in­trigu­ing and hugely con­tro­ver­sial states­man of the early 19th cen­tury. The gar­dens have been care­fully re­planted to re­flect the ex­tra­or­di­nary vi­sion of Edith, Mar­chioness of Lon­don­derry (1878-1959). www.na­tion­al­trust.org.uk/mount-ste­wart/

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