Castle Ward

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

Our restoration projects


Help us restore Temple Water back to its former glory.

Upcoming events

Pirates' Picnic

Thu 12 Jul 2018
Ahoy me hearty's! Shiver me timbers - Captain Ward's Pirate ship has been spotted once again in Strangford Lough and that can only mean one thing, he is heading to Castle Ward to find some new pirate recruits to join his crew! - Pirate...

Summer Music Series

Sun 22 Jul 2018
The summer is here and that can only mean one thing - the annual Sunday Music season starts.


Sat 11 Aug 2018
CRAFTFEST is an annual celebration of craft, applied art and design at Castle Ward. Organised in partnership with Craft NI, this is a must-see event for those who love craft with opportunities to take part in workshops, watch demonstrations and...

European Heritage Open Day

Sat 08 Sep 2018
Visit Castle Ward for free today as part of European Heritage Open Day and discover the eccentric sights of the mansion house, the views of Strangford Lough and 34km of trails to explore.
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Places to stay

Family sitting in front of one of the camping pods

Places to Stay  

Extend your visit into a holiday! There's plenty of options from our award winning camping pods to a cottage used in HBO's Game of Thrones

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Eating and shopping

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Wedding couple at Castle Ward

Get married in style 

Choose from a diverse range of indoor and outdoor settings to provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding day. Find out more about how many guests you can invite and how to hire this venue.

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Get involved

Get Involved

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A family walks past the mansion house at Castle Ward on an autumn day

Bring the castle to life 

Book a guided tour of the mansion or gardens for your group. We can also offer special interest tours to really bring Castle Ward to life. All tours can be taken during the day or after hours, just get in touch to find out more.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Castle Ward on the National Trust Collections website