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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
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“national trust” (42 reviews)
“house tour” (31 reviews)
“game of thrones” (103 reviews)
Castleward House Castleward Estate | Strangford, Downpatrick BT30 7LS, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4488 1204

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to Castle Ward for over 30 years both as a child and a parent.It's a great place for a picnic and has excellent views.Pleny of exercise for the kids.The Christmas and Halloween events are great days outcrop.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a short visit to the estate recently and had a walk to Winter fell. The walks are beautiful and well signposted. The coffee shop is quite expensive and does get busy. We will returning to do the full estate very soon

Thank FrequentTraveller066
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The house was amazing, The theme was Grimms Fairytales. The story was about the Grimms fairytale book had been left open and some of the stories had escaped. Each room had a different fairy tale and you had to guess the story. Well done to...More

Thank Aileen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would highly recommend a visit here, although note you must take a guided tour of the house- currently at 12pm, 1pm and 3pm, lasting approx 45 min to one hour so ensure you allocate enough time to see the house and grounds

Thank louise111111189
Reviewed 15 October 2017

My partner and I have been here numerous times, and it never fails to impress us. The views across Strangford are brilliant and for Game of thrones fans there is a lot to see. The tour of the house is a must. Especially if you...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Repeat visitor to this place, sadly we were too late for the now annual GOT themed festival - maybe next year Property itself has been well maintained over the years which is always nice to see. Recommend this place to any visitor without question.

Thank LiveAtc
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We went to see GoT location. All they give you is an inaccurate map and it's very confusing. There are no signs so you don't know what you're looking for or at. Apparently the house tour is included but we were told we'd have to...More

1  Thank Valerie W
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Beautiful House which has a story to it with the front being classical and the back being Gothic. The sunken garden is very pretty and also the lake. Also on the estate is where they filmed the game of thrones winterfell. This is a lovely...More

1  Thank JaneGoddard
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is the place where Game of Thrones scenes in Winterfell are filmed. You can reimagine the scenes... Of course with a little bit Visual Effects :)

Thank Atilla C
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We did the whole Game of Thrones Experience, which was INCREDIBLE, but even without that, Castle Ward is a stunning place to spend a day walking or biking thru the trails. It is beautiful beyond words!

Thank OtherMother16
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6 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
5 March 2017|
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Response from WKGuy1 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - absolutely no idea - we were driving on our trip. Good luck.