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Clearsky Adventure Centre

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Address: Castle Ward Estate, Strangford BT30 7LT, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 4372 3933
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Based on the shores of Strangford Lough; just 45 minutes from Belfast...
Based on the shores of Strangford Lough; just 45 minutes from Belfast. Come to Clearsky Adventure Centre for a wide range of activities on offer to everyone a€" from the young to the young at heart. The centre was also used extensively for the filming of Game of Thrones. As you drive down through the estate you soon realise why the HBO film location scouts chose here; the centres medieval walls and castle clock tower, the beautiful surrounding landscapes and far-reaching views across the water; it was the perfect place to create the fantasy 'Winterfell' - home of the Stark family Adventure days and courses for individuals to large groups. Canoeing, Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting, Kayaking, Sea Kayaking, Abseiling, Rock Climbing, Coasteering, Raft Build and Racing, Archery, Crate Stacking and more. Experience Clearsky &€" inspiration, fun and enjoyment for everyone.
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Best weekend!

Booked one of the camping pods for my boyfriends birthday, and I'm absolutely delighted with how it went! The pod is cosy and surprisingly warm. Due to the weather we didn't get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Sarah M
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Booked one of the camping pods for my boyfriends birthday, and I'm absolutely delighted with how it went! The pod is cosy and surprisingly warm. Due to the weather we didn't get to do our first choice of activity, the kayaking, however we still got to do archery which was brilliant! We got bike hire on the first day and... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The experience was great we really enjoyed ourselves especially our son who is mad for Game of Thrones so he really enjoyed the archery it was great. The staff were really informative and made the experience interesting.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

if you are looking for game of thrones action in northern ireland you will not go wrong choosing the archery experience at Castle Ward. Everyone taking part is given official outfits and swords to look the part and then the archery begins. With this being the same area used by the cast to train the instructor was full of stories... More 

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Oldenburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It was really awsome there :D The People there were very nice and explained us everything...how the show was made,what are real props and we also got told some insiders from the Tv Stars of GoT. I tried the achery and it made so much fun and we learned it very fast with our nice teacher ^^. If you love... More 

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4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Visited on Thursday for a work day out and even in the snow and cold conditions still had a great day! All of the staff made the experience really enjoyable and the day flew in! Pretty cool to see the CGI work on Winterfell as well! Would highly recommend!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

So I phoned to hire bikes, arranged a time to collect- no staff to be seen anywhere. Phoned the number, left a message- still waiting... Wasn't a complete wasted journey from Belfast, despite the grounds being closed we were able to walk round the estate. Bad form.

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ClearskyAdventure, Manager at Clearsky Adventure Centre, responded to this review

Hello, can you please give us a call on 028 4372 3933 as we do not have your contact details. It is unclear what has happened here as we where open that day and our staff where in the centre and courtyard with other customers. Castle Ward is a large estate and we are thinking you may have been in... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We stopped at Castle Ward as part of a Game of Thrones tour. I'd have to say it was the highlight of our tour. While the rest of our group went on a tour of Castle Ward we opted to stay and do archery with the amazing William. He was funny, kind and informative, and our experience was one of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Title is misleading - coffee and a scone isn't my idea of brunch! More positive things. Guide/helmsman was friendly, careful about safety issues and informative about features around the lough. Could have had more input about the wildlife of the lough, especially concerning its importance in migration and breeding for birds. Overall we enjoyed the trip including the bouncy bits!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is a brilliant experience and I would recommend it to anyone. The guide was very informative, we were amazed by the scenery and the sheer enjoyment of being on a boat on the open water of Strangford Lough. We felt safe at all times, enjoyed a lovely homemade scone and cup of tea on Augus Rock and had lots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I absolutely loved our brunch on a boat experience. I'd booked it for my husband as a gift and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. Such a different, fun & interesting way to spend a morning!

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