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Address: Castleward House Castleward 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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Not as grand as the show but still nice

If u expect to see winterfell as in the show, you will be a tad disappointed but it still makes a nice tour for a GOT fan. Go for the official tour and they will tell you how... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If u expect to see winterfell as in the show, you will be a tad disappointed but it still makes a nice tour for a GOT fan. Go for the official tour and they will tell you how various things were shown and modified for the show.

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Greyabbey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great activity Park for young and older children. Good cycle routes. Lovely walks for all abilities. A bit more expensive than it used to be but still good value for a full day.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My partner and I visited Castle Ward during a day out around Strangford. The house itself is very interesting and the grounds / gardens are beautiful. Our tour guide was very welcoming, humourous and informative. I would definitely recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a visit here during our holidays. Its such a lovely place staff were really friendly. We arrived with a picnic and plenty of places to sit and eat scenery beautiful

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip to Castle Ward. The tour of the castle via a timed ticket was very informative. The gardens were also beautiful and so well maintained. A lovely cafe and shop in the courtyard plus clean bathroom facilities.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great setting and had we not chosen such a busy day it might have been better. Short staffed and the last guided tour was booked as we turned up so we went on the open tour at 2pm. It turned out that the guided tour was just exiting downstairs as we arrived. We enjoyed the house but were not given... More 

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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent tour of a very interesting house. Our tour guide was very entertaining and very informed. You could tell that she had a lot more to share had she more time. She was passionate about the property and its history. The house well maintained and some very well preserved furniture and furnishings. I would love if they were able to... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Castle Ward for the first time today. Lovely walk through the grounds to the farm yard and the Game of Thrones area. Plenty of people around but still lovely and clean/tidy. Will return. Nice craft fair here today too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family wedding reception started in the sunken garden and moved on to the barn, beautifully decorated. Would have loved to have seen the house but didn't have time but the setting was beautiful.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited the house about 40 years ago, I was keen for my family to see it. Checked the web site and it said there were timed tickets to the house. It opened at 12. We got there at 2pm and paid at the gate after which we were told that we couldn't go round the house as all the... More 

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