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“Excellent weekend with Clear sky Castleward!”

Clearsky Adventure Centre
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Owner description: 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.
Northern Ireland
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent weekend with Clear sky Castleward!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2011

Just spent weekend with Clearsky activities at Castleward. Saturday morning Coasteering. YOU HAVE TO DO THIS!! Weather was great and very calm. Eddie and Rory were our instructors and looked after us all, very professional but fun time. Went with my 15 yr old son for a bit of bonding time. Rock climbing and jumping off high cliffs into sea. You have to go into the hidden cave!! Second day 2.5 hours around Castleward Park mountain biking on excellent bikes hired from Clearsky. Could easily have spend 5 hours on tracks. Very enjoyable and a must do . Tracks are really well set out with lots of different terrain and suitable for all ages. Went out on Sea Safari in afternoon on Strangford Lough. Another must do!! Saw the lovely wildlife, seals and falcons, up and close to whirlpools which Andy the boatman explained and handled the very fast currents with ease, 300 hp engines on boat!! great craic. Castleward is a National Trust property and has a very good cafe and courtyard and lots of activities for all ages. If you camp or caravan, you have to book the caravan site. Very well run and the introduction of Pods for 2 - 4 persons. These are Scandanavian wooden huts, lovely! Check it out. Will be back soon.

Visited August 2011
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2011

we had a great trip this afternoon - well organised & informative, beautiful scenery, fun and would do it again. Thnak-you Clear Sky!

Visited August 2011
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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Brilliant day out with kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2011

Just a short note to say that myself, my partner and
two children (aged 7 and 4yrs) had a great time on the
Sea Safari. Our guide made the day really enjoyable
and good fun.

Staff at Clearsky are lovely to deal with and I intend
to contact them again in the near future to book
another day out.

Visited July 2011
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The Sea Safari was excellent, eye opening and exhilerating!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2011

I'm originally from Northern Ireland but had spent very little time around Strangford Lough, so yesterday's Sea Safari was not only great fun but really informative. We were in good hands with our skipper, Andy, and his knowledge of the area was excellent.

I'd definitely recommend the clearsky Sea Safari and both my husband and I wish we were still around for the minke whale spotting trip, but maybe next time.

Visited July 2011
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ClearskyAdventure, Front Office Manager at Clearsky Adventure Centre, responded to this review, October 10, 2011
Wow Shivvy, sounds like you had an excellent time - we love to hear that customers have enjoyed themselves so much! Keep an eye on our events calendar (on the website) for next year's new trips - picnics on the Strangford Lough Islands as well as a trip to the Isle of Man! Look forward to seeing you again.
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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Excellent day, enjoyed by all”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2011

My husband and I took our 2 young children on a Sea Safari and had a fantastic time. Our guide and skipper Andy was excellent. I would certainly recommend Clearsky Adventure to anyone. We learned so much about the lough and the wildlife that live there.

Visited July 2011
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ClearskyAdventure, Front Office Manager at Clearsky Adventure Centre, responded to this review, October 5, 2011
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your day and learnt lots of interesting facts about the Lough - there's more out there than people realise! Thanks for the positive review, we look forward to seeing you here again next season!
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