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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 yesterday

Only got to see a fraction of Castle Ward, the grounds are huge and there is so much to do. We visited it on a Sat and it was very quiet, which allowed us to move around at our own pace. We didn’t have time...More

Thank karenmgriffin
Reviewed 5 days ago

This National Trust property is extensive with a mansion house to tour, a castle/farm, and trails, gardens, and lakeside walks.T his Winterfell for Game of Thrones. I didn't have have time for the mansion tour, but would love to return for it.

Thank greenfeet
Reviewed 5 days ago

Castle Ward is a fabulous place to visit – even if you don’t know anything about Game of Thrones (we certainly don’t). Entrance fee is £8.18 but be prepared and bring cash with you. They do have a card machine facility but it wouldn’t work...More

Thank DubTwosome
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was there too early to get into the castle for a tour (they start at noon!), so I walked around it to see the two different facades (one classical and one gothic). Apparently the inside is also split into the classical and gothic architectures...More

Thank NHjo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on the guided tour. Really well informed and informative guide - lots of stories about who did what.....and with whom and why. Great artefacts and wonderful building. Highly recommended.

Thank Marigold186
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Remarkable house with two distinct styles of architecture. The front facade being classical style and the rear facade in gothic style. If you go inside you will see the styles replicated through out, creating his and her mansions. There is lots going on in the...More

Thank celtictiger_7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here because my sister is a crazy game of thrones fan. I have never seen it so you will have to see the review from my perspective. The weather on the day was lovely, so there are a lot of walks that could...More

1  Thank Christine H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Castle Ward, the former home of the Viscounts of Bangor sits overlooking Strangford Lough with beautiful views in most directions. Access to the house itself is on timed tickets but includes a guided tour. Our guide was informative and with a fount of stories, some...More

Thank Christine180250
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I, like many, stopped by Castle Ward because of the Game of Thrones connection. I was not disappointed. Several scenes from the series were filmed at Castle Ward. But there is a lot more to this location: there are several trails -- from 2 -13...More

Thank Gavin M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't able to do the house tour as it wasn't mentioned to me at the paying station. Threw away £9 for a walk in a park. Audley's Castle can be seen driving up without paying, Winterfell is within the grounds and could have been done...More

Thank William C
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7 August 2017|
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Response from Marc M | Reviewed this property |
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.