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Address: Castle Ward Estate, Strangford BT30 7LT, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 4372 3933
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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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Great adventure day set at Winterfell

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
jiggy08
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belfast
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belfast
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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6 attraction reviews
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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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Lisburn
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We took a boat trip on Strangford Lough. The guide was very helpful and informative and good fun too. We didn't know about this company before but would highly recommend them for a good value and good fun day out.

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Jamberoo, New South Wales, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A highlight of our trip to Northern Ireland was our time at Winterfell. We had great fun trying to shoot arrows as surrogate members of the Stark clan. Unfortunately we never did fell that deer, but we did manage to shoot a few wildlings and hit the targets. Our informative guide William had worked with the actors on GOT and... More 

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Ballygawley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

What a beautiful area! Staff at clear sky are very friendly and helpful. I bought a gift voucher for my husband and was disappointed that what I booked, they no longer offer, so had to take another activity , turned out was pretty good fun.

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Warren, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We had booked a personal Game of Thrones archery session at Castle Ward this past August while my family was visiting Ireland. It was beyond anything we could have imagined! William was a fantastic host and we had a wonderful time. We were so thankful he was able to take the time to point out the other shooting locations from... More 

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