Castle Ward

Important notice -

In line with NI Executive guidance, the shop and secondhand bookshop are closed. The Tea-room is takeaway only. The area around Temple Water and is closed for two weeks to allow for improvement works. The Holiday park remains closed until 30 April.

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

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Please book ahead before visiting

In line with NI Executive guidance, our houses, shops and visitor centres will be closed for six weeks from 26 December to restrict the spread of coronavirus. Our outdoor spaces will remain open for local walkers to enjoy and cafes will offer a limited take-away service. We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment. The safety of our staff, volunteers, visitors and local communities remains our priority. We urge people to follow government guidance and stay local.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Castle Ward (19 Apr - 25 Apr)

Tue 20 Apr 2021
Book your timed entry to visit Castle Ward.
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Things to see and do

Visitors exploring the garden in spring at Castle Ward, County Down

Your visit 

Visiting Castle Ward: What's open and where are the best places to explore?

Explore Spring at Castle Ward

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Eating and shopping

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eighteenth-century wooden wall panel, carved in the shape of the goddess Demeter, the goddess of Agriculture and Harvests

Harvest and the delights of dining at Castle Ward  

A plentiful harvest played a key role in the successful running of the Castle Ward estate and its importance is represented through symbolism in the dining room of the house.

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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