Tour Programme - Historic Houses and Stately Homes
This tour follows the Mourne Coastal Route which hugs the Irish Sea shoreline - you will visit some of Northern Ireland’s most significant heritage assets - great houses and gardens, walk in the steps of Ireland’s saints and experience the beauty of Strangford Lough.
Arrive at Mount Stewart House and Gardens
Situated on the shores of Strangford Lough, this National Trust property recently underwent a major £7 million restoration and is famous around the world for its exotic gardens.
|11:00||Depart Mount Stewart|
Refreshments on Arrival at Grey Abbey House & Gardens
Built in 1762, the present house is considered to be one of the finest Georgian country houses in Ireland
Depart Grey Abbey
Take Ferry across Strangford Lough
Lunch in the Cuan
Visit to Castle Ward House
This 18th century National Trust mansion overlooks the waters of Strangford Lough and is famous for its differing architectural styles at the front and rear as a result of a disagreement between husband and wife.
|16:30||Depart Castle Ward for Belfast|