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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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Having known the Castleward estate since my childhood I have become very attached it. My grandparents had a "grace and favour" house on the estate in the '60s. I know it pretty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Dromore, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Having known the Castleward estate since my childhood I have become very attached it. My grandparents had a "grace and favour" house on the estate in the '60s. I know it pretty well! The grounds are fantastic with many walking trails and lots going on every weekend. Having known the "big house" since my childhood I now find it very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A lovely setting for this National Trust House. Has very well stocked shop and Café. Interesting House to visit. Has plenty of car parking and disabled parking near the house.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We visited Castle Ward in the morning on a weekday. It wasn't crowded at all. We were mainly interested in seeing some of the filming sights from Game of Thrones, but the grounds themselves would be wonderful for anyone who loves a nice hike with pretty scenery. They don't like to advertise the GoT things very much, but if that... More 

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

You can only see the house by a guided tour but this was done really well when we visited The gardens are not that interesting and lost in Victorian formality (especially the rockery) but the house is worth the effort to see. Lots of woodland walks - but it was too wet for us!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We took advantage of our newly acquired National Trust membership and visited on a lively sunny day. we chose not to visit the mansion itself as the weather was too good. We walks 10.5 miles around the boundary trail and stopped for picnic at look point which was stunning. Lots of Game of Thrones sites to visit and Audley's Castle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

As a huge GoT fan, I tried to get every last location crammed into my NI visit, castle ward being one of them. At first I was a little put off by the price of admission - why do we have to pay gift aid by default? - but because it was Winterfell, I went ahead and paid anyway. What... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Throughly enjoyed the trip here. We did a tour of the house with Barbara, who was extremely informative, she was also very good with the children on the tour (none of which belonged to me I add). The house is beautiful one of the nicest I have seen so far in National Trust houses. The grounds were stunning and we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Cool to see where some of the scenes from the 1st season were shot. Didn't do the archery tour or the paid tour because it seemed like it was too much money.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Had a great day out here well laid out grounds bicycle &canoe hire great coffee & gift shop , the scenery at Strangford Lough terrific all in all a great day out

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We went to Castle Ward because we have some Game of Thrones fans in the family. It ended up raining, which put a bit of a damper on our visit, but we still hiked around quite a bit. We were disappointed that the G of T sites were not well marked and difficult to find. The highlight of our visit... More 

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Address: Castle Ward Estate | Strangford, Downpatrick BT30 7LS, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 (0)28 4488 1204
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Downpatrick

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