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Address: Castle Ward Estate | Strangford, Downpatrick BT30 7LS, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 (0)28 4488 1204
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Activities: Biking, Hiking
Description: Castle Ward will take you on a journey of discovery. The 18th-century...
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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Great day away

Although a very busy easter Monday, a super sunny day but whats great is you can get away from the crowds and its so peaceful and stunning views to fill your soul. Take the dog(s... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Mervyn64
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Carrickfergus , Northern Ireland
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Carrickfergus , Northern Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Although a very busy easter Monday, a super sunny day but whats great is you can get away from the crowds and its so peaceful and stunning views to fill your soul. Take the dog(s) there very welcome and nice little shops to eat , but a book etc....

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Castle Ward is charming and as with any NT property exquisitely managed. Thoroughly enjoyed our time there.

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warwick
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8 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Love Games of Thrones, so was looking fwd to the visit and wasnt disappointed. There was a guide there who was great, and showed us some of the props they used in the show. It was strange that the National Trust seemed to shy away from promoting that the show was filmed there, which is bizarre, as it could be... More 

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belfast-UK
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Gorgeous Sunday walk around Castle Ward haven't been in years - Game of Thrones was filmed here. Great coffee shop. All part of the National Trust

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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Castleward is a beautiful place no matter what the season. i'm there every weekend and there is so much to do and see for all ages. The scenery is beautful - it feeds your soul. Pack a picnic or a barbecue, go for a walk, bring the bikes, feed the ducks, visit the goldfish in the sunken garden, go to... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Castleward is an amazing day out for kids of all ages. Pack a picnic, load the bikes and head of for a full day. There is a bike trail for all levels, amazing walks beautiful sunken garden and the house is out of this world. Even on a cold day there is plenty to see and do here. Its probably... More 

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County Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

In February Castle Ward is all about the snowdrops! They are everywhere! We stayed in the caravan park for 3 nights & walked & walked & walked around the grounds, enjoying every bit of the beautiful scenery on the edge of Strangford. The caravan park is faultless - facilities are very clean & there is an endless supply of hot... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I know it's national trust but come on!! Nearly £20 for my husband and I with our 2 children to get in!! Nice walks but park very inadequate for the money we paid!! A few things in the stable yard to do but not much for our 12 yr old!! Anything he would be interested in cost more money!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just back from an overnight in the Glamping Pods @ Castle Ward. Really excellent time had by adults and kids. Very clean, great facilities and plenty of walks/cycle paths to explore. Quite a chilly night but with the heater in the pod we were pretty cosy. Don't expect to stay clean though our kids were, very happily, muck to the... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We picked what turned out to be a great sunny day for our 15k walk around the boundary of the estate. The path is very well marked (apart from some confusion near a viewpoint 2/3rds of the way round). The scenery was excellent, the paths are well maintained, varied and not very muddy at all considering we'd had a couple... More 

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