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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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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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One of the most varied and interesting NT sites. It has it all an impressive Mansion House, a farm, a castle, a lake, sunken gardens, play parks, walking trails, cycling... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the most varied and interesting NT sites. It has it all an impressive Mansion House, a farm, a castle, a lake, sunken gardens, play parks, walking trails, cycling, canoeing. Also has some interesting events during the year such as the bread festival and blues night

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic outing with the tour group. Robert showed clips of filming locations at Castle Ward ( Winterfell ) & the "Twins" locations are also on the grounds as well as the location filmed when Brianne of Tarth & The King Slayer encounter Stark men & have to fight clear

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Being a huge Game of Thrones fan, I decided to stop by and see where "Winterfell" was originally filmed, albeit briefly. There are a handful of other places of importance from GoT filming also, but what astonished me was the ineffable beauty this area provides. Walked along a few trials, for several hours and every step of the way was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We stayed here in the caravan. The caravan park is great and there are lovely sights to see and trails to walk on. There are also two playgrounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is a National Trust property so the first thing we did was to join the National Trust. This is great value as you then get free entry into every National Trust property throughout the UK. We booked onto a tour of the house. What a glorious, ornate place. The Lord Bangor who built the place liked Classical style while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to visit with stunning views and well kept gardens to walk through highly recommened.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Interesting architectural duality of neoclassicism on one side, Gothick on the other. A great day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is such a beautiful place. You can visit the house, playrooms, barn, cafe, playgrounds and the wonderful book shop but most important there are so many walks - its absolutely fabulous. Even in cold weather the views are glorious and well worth wrapping up warmly and going out.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Firstly lets be honest there is nowere nicer than hear with the countryside the lake and the yard, but in recent time this has been hijacked by adults walking about in fur "rugs" over thee shoulders and carrying fake swords. This is due to the game of thrones craze. To me this is unsightly. Should this not be limited to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Decided to take kids for a wee walk to Castle Ward, primarily to see Winterfell Castle in reality :) It's a decent estate with lots of trails to walk, cafe, kids playroom, book shop. Only thing we were there on a rainy Sunday so it was really quite, with some of the buildings closed. I guess will have to revisit... More 

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