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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...more
Castleward House Castleward Estate | Strangford, Downpatrick BT30 7LS, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4488 1204
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A beautifully furnished grand house. The house also holds an intriguing story of the Ward family. The Guide was very informative and knowledgable. We also enjoyed a nice pot of tea in the coffee shop. We really enjoyed our visit.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took my daughter to the Winterfell Festival for £25 each. Mark Addy was great but they had a stall where you could sign up for archery and we did but then realised it was £10 each on top of the £25, which was not mentioned...More

Thank bartmanjen
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My daughters and I enjoyed a fun day at the Winterfell Festival at Castle Ward. This is where the first series of Game of Thrones was set and filmed. We got to see and experience medieval activities such as archery and horsemanship, taste wonderful food,...More

Thank BelfastFoodTravelMan
Reviewed 5 days ago

It’s been a while since I’ve been inside but it’s looking good. The house is set in extensive grounds which really warrant a separate visit. You could easily spend a morning and an afternoon here.

Thank Carnalbanagh
Reviewed 5 days ago

The website will state that the house is open until 17.00hrs on Sunday, then when you buy tickets at 15.55 hrs they tell you,"Oh by the way the house closes at 16.00hrs today, so if you are quick you might see the door open" as...More

Thank trumpettrousers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful setting with great walks around the grounds. A guided tour of the house is highly recommended. Our tour guide Claire was excellent giving us so many facts about the history of the family, the house and the origins of so many...More

1  Thank JenniferJC2020
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We lost one day. We were in Letterkenny going to Dublin and decided to take the extra 400 km to visit this famous castle of Winterfeld. There is nothing that can really remind the series. The farmyard is does not look really like the castle,...More

1  Thank Alphaghana
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Mount Stewart on Monday and didn’t have a great experience on the house tour. Thankfully, Frank the tour guide was much more informative and interacted more with the group which made the experience a lot better than the previous one! Castleward is a...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 15 August 2018

I visited with my husband and 2 year old twins and we had the perfect family day out. The grounds were beautiful and the staff were helpful and friendly. We enjoyed the Game of Thrones part of our day too but did not find it...More

1  Thank cmchoxford
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Even though this is the area where "Winterfell" from Game of Thrones was filmed. This should not be your only incentive to visit this beautiful old castle with stunning vista's. You will be blessed by the beauty of this area. This is well worth a...More

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13 August 2018|
Response from dpcbeech | Reviewed this property |
It is entirely possible, to do,just a short tour of The GoT attractions without eating into a whole chunk of your visit. They are all fairly close to each other.
Samantha B
4 July 2018|
Response from Kenneth M | Reviewed this property |
You can purchase tickets on the day. It is owned by the National Trust so you get in free if you are a member. Yes you could go with a toddler but there aren't many activities specifically for someone that age. Some of the... More