Castle Ward

Important notice -

The Hoof Trail currently has diversions in place due to a fallen tree and will be re-opened as soon as debris has been cleared.

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

Volunteer Open Day

Sat 10 Mar 2018
Volunteers are integral to our places - from bookshops to herbaceous borders, guided tours to gorse-cutting, there is always something to get involved in! Meet a few of our volunteers and find out how you can be a part of our team.

Free Open Day

Sat 10 Mar 2018
Enjoy free admission today. Meet our staff and volunteers and learn more about how we look after Castle Ward.

Mother's Day at Castle Ward

Sun 11 Mar 2018
Treat your mum or someone special to a day out at Castle Ward this Mother's Day. Take a tour of our eccentric mansion house and make your own posie to send a secret message with the Victorian language of flowers. Indulge in a cream tea in the...

Saint Patrick's Day Walk

Sat 17 Mar 2018
Join us on our annual walk through St Patrick's country.

Saint Patrick's Day Weekend

Sat 17 Mar 2018
Spring is in the air and life is returning to the estate. Join us for a weekend of traditional music in the Stableyard and celebrate the arrival of Spring and St Patrick's Day.

Easter at Castle Ward

Mon 26 Mar 2018
Easter is jam-packed with fun at Castle Ward. Look for eggs in the house, take a trail around the grounds and enjoy activities in our Discovery Zone - inspired by Mary Ward who was a naturalist, microscopist and illustrator. Make a day of it and...
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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