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Address: Castleward House Castleward Estate | Strangford, Downpatrick BT30 7LS, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 (0)28 4488 1204

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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Great day at Winterfell, etc.

My son is a massive G of T fan and we came here to see the set for Winterfell, but it was much more. The grounds and trail to see the G of T sites was lovely, with the lough... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Burlington, Canada

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Meet at the entrance by or of the rudest young ladies I have ever met when obtaining our entrance fee she asked if we were national trust members, when we said no brutality she said "why not rude woman, in a nut shell castle ward ground is beautiful the game of thrones influences has spoiled the experience, certainly not worth... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My son is a massive G of T fan and we came here to see the set for Winterfell, but it was much more. The grounds and trail to see the G of T sites was lovely, with the lough (seawater lake) and the beautiful scenery and farm animals making your acquaintance. We also paid 90£ for the three of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time spending much of the day at Castle Ward. We loved our tour of the castle, with its gothic and neoclassical sides. Our tour guide was fantastic -- I wish I remembered her name to give her credit. Walking the trails around the estate was lovely (no need for bikes), and we enjoyed a snack at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful countryside but a tad expensive entrance fee if you are only going for a walk round the lough. But good value if you are spending the day there doing house tour etc. Location of Winterfell, Game of Thrones, interesting if you are a fan, the trails for walking are well signposted and for leisurely doddles or serious trekkers. All... More 

Thank Joan M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my fiancée went here yesterday and went kayaking and hired the mountain bikes.. out in the lake we had a seal bobbing along nearby which was nice to see. The staff were really friendly and fun. We got the bikes then and cycled into strandford village/town.. such a quiet quant little place, we had our dinner in a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wonderful place to visit for all ages, the grounds are a treasure of discovery and the house is a definite must see. On the shores of Strangford lough another delight of its own......

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds to stroll around. Gravel paths, concrete paths, earth paths through the woods and grassy paths through the grounds. Comfortable footwear recommended. Walk along by the water or through the grounds. Absolutely beautiful everywhere you turn. The house itself has two remarkably different facades with the North facade being gothic and the south neo classical. There are other old... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb views and walks. Something for everyone here. There are wonderful views across Strangford Lough.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was included in a Game of Thrones tour (reviewed separately). The castle and surrounding land have been used for several key scenes in the show. Even if you have no interest in the show, there are themed activities, such as archery, or you can enjoy the surrounding woodlands. It was good to see the original inspiration for Winterfell and... More 

Thank Philip Q
County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for the GoT Minifest. What a beautiful place. Lovely walks and plenty to do and see. Would be worth a trip at anytime! Very nice at present with changing colour of leaves One complaint... the people working in the cafe at the lough shore were slow and unhelpful!

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