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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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Great scenery and walks

Visited on a lovely sunny day so really appreciated the lovely scenery and walks. The gardens were lovely but did not get to visit house as got a bit lost going off the trail and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Doris T
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Newtownards
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Donaghadee, County Down, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely day out, we walked for miles! But.....Sign posts about the place are confusing and map not very helpful either. We were under the impression there was a farmyard with animals to pet but bar 4 chickens, a goose and 2 goats all basically in the same enclosure we didn't see any other animals. With 5 children in our party... More 

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Newtownards
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited on a lovely sunny day so really appreciated the lovely scenery and walks. The gardens were lovely but did not get to visit house as got a bit lost going off the trail and did not have time. Signage could be better as there are so many different tracks and no clear signs for exit. Overall still had a... More 

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is where many Belfast and Dublin bus tours take you for Game of Thrones filming sights. Drive there yourself and pay 7 pound ($10 USA) per adult. This is a great place and opportunity to take marvelous holiday photos; and won't take up too much of your day, unless you want to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great scenery and walks and you can also visit the house where very informative guides give lots of information and are very helpful. The gardens are beautiful and you can walk down to the old castle where parts of Game of Thrones is filmed. We took a picnic and ate it on the tables outside the castle on Strangford Lough.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice day out on the vast estate. Interesting House tour and a must for Game of Thrones fans interested in seeing the filming location for Winterfell. Also check out Audleys Castle at the rear of Castle Ward. Enjoyed our day here and found the history on the tour very interesting

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Thank Happycamperz1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day out, lovely grounds. PERSONALISED GROUP TOURS which so far in our visits to National Trust in England, they dont seem to have any. Just people in rooms giving small bits of information as people pass by.

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Thank Tarbet B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our Grandchildren on a showery day and they really enjoyed it. We took them around the main house, and although I had my reservations as to whether the kids would enjoy it they all were very happy and also enjoyed the written treasure hunt. Very special was the Barn, where there was several interesting games to ply and... More 

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Thank howardeawilliams
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No need to fork out money on a tour, just get a map and take a nice relaxing dander round the sites yourself! We had a great day at Castle Ward, the grounds are amazing and there are some beautiful views of Portaferry and the man-made pond within the grounds.

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Thank Pastey08
Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to get teenagers out in the fresh air if they are in to their Game of Thrones....lots of walking.

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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to visit at anytime, as National Trust members its great to stop of at for a walk in the forest or bring the bikes to as well, there are various lengths of cycle route, so you can tailor distance to how energetic you're feeling. Cafe food is good, but staff can be forgetful, but are always pleasant.

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