Castle Ward

Castle Ward

Castle Ward is a unique 18th century mansion, famed for its mixture of architectural styles.

Description

See the gothic and classical collide at Castle Ward, an eccentric 18th century mansion resting on a rolling hillside and looking out over the tranquil waters of Strangford Lough in County Down. Walk or cycle along the Lough trail or through the sheltered woodlands and spot butterflies, rabbits, ducks and swans. Stroll through the sunken garden and see vivid reds, yellows, greens and pinks from flowers and subtropical plants in the Victorian Sunken Garden.

You can also head out on the Lough in a canoe, climb and abseil the cliffs, and build a raft with Clearsky Adventure.

Round the day off with a treat in the tearoom or browse the gift shop and pick up a bargain at the second-hand bookshop.

Don’t Miss

  • The farmyard complete with ducks, chickens and pygmy goats
  • The 36km of trails that loop throughout the estate – rent bikes from the Clearsky Adventure Centre and get exploring
  • Visit the Barn for children’s crafts, play-room and lots of ride-on tractors
  • Visit the artist’s studios and see the resident makers at work
  • Check out the ‘Secret Nature Shore Trail’ for a mile-long stretch of activities and nature to discover.

HBO's Game of Thrones at Castle Ward

Step into a fantasy world of castles and dragons as you explore the Georgian farmyard and the Lough shore, film locations for the smash hit television series Game of Thrones. Castle Ward’s historic farmyard was featured as the location of Winterfell for much of season one.

It’s where you'll find the Whispering Wood and key scenes including Robb Stark’s Camp, the Baelor battle and when Brienne confronts the Stark men.  Visit to discover Winterfell for yourself, and join in with Winterfell Tours to get the full Westeros experience. Visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/castle-ward/features/game-of-thrones-at-castle-ward for all the information.

Castle Ward

Castle Ward
Strangford
BT30 7BA

Telephone

028 4488 1204

Email

castleward@nationaltru...

Website

www.nationaltrust.org....

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Castle Ward

Castle Ward
Strangford
BT30 7BA

Telephone

028 4488 1204

Email

castleward@nationaltru...

Website

www.nationaltrust.org....

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Castle Ward

Castle Ward
Strangford
BT30 7BA

Telephone

028 4488 1204

Email

castleward@nationaltru...

Website

www.nationaltrust.org....

Social Networking
Price

MIDRANGE

Events

Winterfell Festival

24 Sep 2017

The National Trust invites you to step into the world of the Stark family at Castle Ward on Sunday 24 September 2017 for Northern Ireland's very own Winterfell Festival. This...

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