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Castle Ward

Castleward House Castleward Estate | Strangford, Downpatrick BT30 7LS, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4488 1204
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“national trust” (45 reviews)
“house tour” (31 reviews)
“game of thrones” (107 reviews)
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Castleward House Castleward Estate | Strangford, Downpatrick BT30 7LS, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 4488 1204
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"tea room"
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"caravan park"
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"interesting house"
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"the barn"
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"mount stewart"
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"the main house"
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"book shop"
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"walking trails"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Day out mushroom gathering. Best haul will always be Rowallane but enjoy the walks her more. One of our favourite go to places, view to Strangford clever disappoints.

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CastleWard_VETeam, Visitor Experience Officer at Castle Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello conacottage, Thanks for your lovely review - we do have a lot of fascinating fungi around the estate! We think our trails and views are pretty spectacular too. We hope you're back to visit again soon. Kind regards, Sarah

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a wet day over Easter 4 adults and 4 children (0,3,7,12) had a good few hours here. We did the Easter egg hunt which all children enjoyed - a bird themed search. Lovely walk. We spent some time in the cafe due to heavier...More

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CastleWard_VETeam, Visitor Experience Officer at Castle Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello savsum, We're so glad you enjoyed your day out with us over Easter, and braved the rain! Thank you for your lovely review. Unfortunately with the very wet weather, some of our food vendors decided to close up shop, but we're happy to hear...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, human excrement /faeces/ poo NOT dog fouling ! Fancy a pleasant walk in the woods with the sights and smells of nature ? Well, my advice would be go elsewhere!! Your nose will definitely be greeted by smell and you will find things in...More

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CastleWard_VETeam, Visitor Experience Officer at Castle Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Gregory, we're really concerned to hear about your experience at Castle Ward. We know our facilities in the farmyard are not currently up to scratch, and it is in our plans to redevelop the area in the future. More signage is coming this year...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house wasn’t open but the grounds were as was the bookshop and tearoom. The exterior of the house with its differing styles is amazing and the walks around it gorgeous. We found the ladies in the bookshop delightful and we enjoyed two very large...More

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CastleWard_VETeam, Visitor Experience Officer at Castle Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello susanwalsh, Thank-you for coming along to enjoy all that Castle Ward has to offer, as well as sharing your experience with us - we love hearing from our visitors. Our Farmyard area, home to Winterfell, is accessible daily to all our visitors and from...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We came here on Saturday 3rd March for a game of thrones orientation tour. It was excellent learning where everything was filmed and enjoying the tour with ale tasting and toasting marsh mallows. Jamie and Conner were brilliant really friendly with my group and told...More

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CastleWard_VETeam, Visitor Experience Officer at Castle Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Lisa K, Thank-you for a great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your Game of Thrones experience with Clearsky Adventures here at Castle Ward! We look forward to welcoming you back to experience all that our beautiful place has to offer. All the...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

I have been visiting Castle Ward for years and recently returned on an organised children's trip. Even though the visit was during the heart of winter, the views surrounding the house are beautiful. The historical based visit was well organised and informative and fun for...More

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CastleWard_VETeam, Visitor Experience Officer at Castle Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hello Margareti399, Thank-you so much for your lovely review about our stunning Castle Ward, we certainly agree- the estate is beautiful all year round. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back in the Summer months. Best...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

I wanted to pass on our thanks & appreciation to Santa, Mrs Claus & all the elves @ Castleward. We returned to Castleward for our family visit to see Santa. We have 4 children and we have been visiting Santa @ Castleward for the last...More

1  Thank dpkchiro
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

lovely setting Amazing walks You could get lost here for hours House and sunken gardens closed at the moment but most people come for the Game of Thrones set where parts are filmed only down point is £9 per head adult entry fee (a bit...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Visited National Trust Castleward; preparations for Georgian CHRISTMAS open 2-17 Dec. 12 -4. Servants in costumes took us on a tour of kitchen preparation as for Georgian Christmas. Opportunity to assist in preparations, made white icing decorative mice and clove studded oranges. Watched maids on...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

I've been going to Castle Ward for over 30 years both as a child and a parent.It's a great place for a picnic and has excellent views.Pleny of exercise for the kids.The Christmas and Halloween events are great days outcrop.

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nick a
16 April 2018|
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Response from irenajm | Reviewed this property |
If you have exact postcode can do a signal check on line .
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Albert P
4 April 2018|
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Response from JaneGoddard | Reviewed this property |
No you can walk around some of it but I guess the tour would show you more. We didn’t do the tour but still saw quite a bit of it.
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scarlett70
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