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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: Hiking, Biking
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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Game of Thrones Fans

We went to this estate/park specifically for the purpose of seeing where they filmed the Winterfell scenes from Game of Thrones. I wish we would have budgeted more time to go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We went to this estate/park specifically for the purpose of seeing where they filmed the Winterfell scenes from Game of Thrones. I wish we would have budgeted more time to go explore more of the area. This whole park/castle has amazing views and it is so great to be able to just go walk and explore. You can buy a... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We wandered the grounds on bike trails, so didn't visit the house or the gardens, but the bike tour gives a wonderful sense of the lands. I have to give 12 thumbs up to the Stable Yard Tea Room which provides all the basics for a hungry family (the small cafe actually at Castle Ward only offers some drinks and... More 

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County Antrim, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We have visited many times and always had a full fun day that my children enjoyed when young in the victorian play room to now in their twenties using the adventure facilities in tbe grounds.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We visited castle ward with a family ranging from 12 to 73 and had a fabulous time. The house tour was great fun and really enjoyable . The views are stunning and the trails and walks give something for everyone. We also loved the Clearsky activity centre which does kayaks and canoes , bikes and archery and enjoyed the added... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you're into Game of Thrones then it's well worth visiting. You can see some of parts of Winterfell as well as some other locations from where Game of Thrones was shot. We didn't stump up for the official tour, but my brother did it and I think he enjoyed himself. We took one of the medium tracks, which was... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We got to see the grounds and castle ward which was great to see, lovely views and trails to follow.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This review is limited to the Stableyard Tea Room at Castle Ward. We visited after a long cycle ride around the estate requiring refreshment and were delighted with the whole experience in the tea room. First, many restaurants or cafés in various attractions seem to base their furniture and general ambience on a works canteen: nasty chrome chairs in light... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

As we are members of the National Trust we go occasionally to the caravan park in Castleward ,in the motorhome Good site( but if you are not in the trust it is expensive per night ) arrived on Friday forget milk short walk into the village of Strangford , bought chips & sat at the harbour & eat them love... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

just the most perfect house. You step through a door and pass from classical to over the top gothic, the only house that tries to cover both. The setting, by Strangford Lough is breathtaking and the gardens are beautiful. Don't miss the opportunity to visit Audleys Castle at the edge of the estate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Booked in for the tour and the guides arrived they took us and the other family's with children round on our own. The guides were fabulous. They engaged with the children from the start and the tour flew in. Well done national Trust well done castle ward. After the tour was the cafe. Afternoon snack for 6 for £14. Can't... More 

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