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Notice: Please be aware that from 28/09/15 to the 12/10/15, gates to the estate will close at 5pm. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Unique 18th-century mansion, famed for its mixture of architectural styles

See the gothic and classical collide at Castle Ward, an eccentric 18th-century mansion resting on a rolling hillside and looking out over the tranquil waters of Strangford Lough in County Down.

Walk or cycle along the Lough trail or through the sheltered woodlands and spot butterflies, rabbits, ducks and swans.

Step into a fantasy world of castles and dragons as you explore the Georgian farmyard and the Lough shore, film locations for the smash hit television series Game of Thrones.

Stroll through the sunken garden and see vivid reds, yellows, greens and pinks from flowers and subtropical plants in this four tier Victorian garden.

Watch our resident crafters create hand-made pottery and jewellery before your eyes, while children draw and drive toy tractors in the barn.

You can also head out on the Lough in a canoe, climb and abseil the cliffs, and build a raft with Clearsky Adventure.

Round the day off with a treat in our tearoom or browse the gift shop and pick up a bargain at the second-hand bookshop.

Things to do

Taking an autumnal ramble on Castle Ward Estate

There's plenty of things to do this autumn at Castle Ward. Whether it’s trails, wildlife, events or the dog needs a walk then Castle Ward can cater for you. Find out more here.

Upcoming events

Autumn Pumpkinfest returns 24

Pumpkinfest returns October 24 & 25 which is a great day out for all the family. Click here for more on Pumpkinfest and our other events this autumn.


Staying with us

Our camping pods are very popular with visitors

Stay in some of Castle Ward's award winning accomodation. There's plenty of different of options available to make the most of your stay. Find out more here.

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