Special booking group tours at Castle Ward

Meet the ghosts at Castle Ward Mansion in our Night at the Museum © Peter Muhly

Meet the ghosts at Castle Ward Mansion in our Night at the Museum

For an interesting twist to your group visit to Castle Ward why not book your group into a special interest tour.

These tours are ideal for groups who want to find out more as our guides bring to life the occupants of Castle Ward.

There are two special interest tours to choose from and they are a perfect way to gain a better insight into the key people of Castle Ward.

Anne, Bernard and Castle Ward – their story
An interesting tour that takes a close look at the life of the woman behind the Gothic architectural treatment of captivating Castle Ward and her husband Bernard. As well as getting the inside story of their life, you’ll gain a better insight into the curious nature of this quirky mid-Georgian mansion, built inside and out in two distinctly different styles.
•    Tour cost: £6.50 (out of hours: £7.50)
•    Group size: Min 15
•    Duration: 50 minutes

Meet Mary Ward
An astonishing insight into the impressive achievements of the remarkable Mary Ward, a thoroughly modern woman in every respect. Explore the accomplishments, life and times of this extraordinary amateur painter, naturalist, astronomer and pioneer of this microscope, as you tour the house viewing her painting and scientific discoveries. Questions will be answered in the tea-room, following the tour.
•    Tour cost: £6.50 (out of hours: £7.50)
•    Group size: Min 15
•    Duration: 50 minutes

Night at the Museum
Dare to visit a tightly shuttered Castle Ward House on an evening after dark? The silent footmen will take you behind the creaking doors to meet some of the historic characters. Try not to disturb the ramblings of the ghostly ladies: Ann the 1st Lady Bangor, her daughter-in-law Arabella, Harriet the 3rd Lady Bangor and poor Mary King Ward, the scientist and first wife of Henry the 5th Lord Bangor. Beware, down in the basement and lower down the social scale you may bump into Martin the Misplaced.
•    Tour cost: £6.50 (out of hours: £7.50)
•    Group size: Min 15
•    Duration: 50 minutes

Our special interest tours are led by our expert house guides and are guaranteed to be knowledgeable and informative. Special interest tours must be booked in advance of your visit.

If you are interested in booking a special interest tour contact the reception on 028 4488 1204