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Castle Ward

Castleward House Castleward Estate | Strangford, Downpatrick BT30 7LS, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4488 1204
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Castle Ward will take you on a journey of discovery. The 18th-century eccentric house with two distinctly different styles, classical and Gothic, will entice you to explore further. This truly beautiful 332-hectare (820-acre) walled demesne, with walking trails, exotic garden, stunning vistas and picturesque farmyard, will unlock your imagination through family history, leisure pursuits, events and industrial heritage. A children's pastimes centre and laundry room are a short walk from the house in the stableyard, alongside a gift shop, second-hand bookshop and tea-room.
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Castleward House Castleward Estate | Strangford, Downpatrick BT30 7LS, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4488 1204

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Interesting place to visit. Walked along the shore with its beutiful boat house. There were plenty of picnic tables. The coffee shop needs more staff as the queue was very long and slow, The house is worth a visit with the guides very informative,

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 5 days ago

lovely and interesting house. Good guides. Nice coffee shop in the courtyard. Beautiful place to walk and dog walks and plenty of parking

Thank groupsagain
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited on Saturday 5th August 2017. A place to explore and enjoy, ideal for all with history, space to run and interest with the game of thrones connection. Good cafes serving a wide range of food. Want a coffee, a snack or a meal...More

Thank Les F
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are activities for children in the stable yard (where there is also a tea room) and in the Barn, a short walk away. Walking along the coastal path up to Audley's Castle ( which is the location of "Winterfelll in The Game of Thrones)...More

1  Thank tiki1861
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely LOVED!!! Great day out and will definitely be back. Gorgeous setting on the banks of Strangford Lough, stunning atmospheric renovated coffee and gift shop... and very good coffee - all toilets immaculate. Thoroughly enjoyed the GoT link and the kids had a super time...More

1  Thank Garv_01
Reviewed 1 week ago

Of course this house has stood for far longer than Game of Thrones filmed here but it was the filming that made us want to visit. In actual fact the history of the house and the superb tour were far better than viewing the old...More

1  Thank mattrileyx
Reviewed 1 week ago

we went for a day trip from Bangor - great journey along beautiful country side ... watch out for the NEW entrance .. the navigation system brings you to the old one!!! The tour is included with parking - worth every penny ... and if...More

2  Thank pinkypoo2007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here as part of a Game of Thrones tour, as Castle Ward masquerades itself as Winterfell. The Castle itself is smaller than expected, but worth a look. Take a good look at the clock on the tallest tower, no numbers or letters. The...More

Thank The_Gilberts_SAUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a brill time with the wife. Archery and house visit on day 1 and a bike ride with a walk around the grounds on day 2. Historical and geeky GoT days that were really interesting. Would definitely visit again.

1  Thank Neil T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Game of thrones. Great walking area. Clean and staff were fantastic. Will definitely be back to do another trail soon! Would recommend taking a picnic also.

3  Thank Andrew B
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13 April 2017|
Response from Shiroe Y | Reviewed this property |
the prices on the website, £8.18 per adult or £9 the extra being giftaid but national trust members get in free which sure saves if u go a few places I don't know about the house but the website includes both in the ticket
Lil M
6 March 2017|
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Response from WKGuy1 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - absolutely no idea - we were driving on our trip. Good luck.