Castle Ward

Important notice -

Due to cattle being present in the fields, sections of the Hoof and Boundary Trail are closed and diversion signage is in place.

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

Summer at Castle Ward


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Upcoming events

50 Things Trail

Sun 25 Aug 2019
Get ticking off your list this summer at Castle Ward!

Summer Music Sundays

Sun 25 Aug 2019
The summer is here and that can only mean one thing - the annual Sunday Music season starts.

European Heritage Open Day

Sat 14 Sep 2019
Visit Castle Ward for free as part of European Heritage Open Day and discover the eccentric sights of the mansion house, the views of Strangford Lough and explore 34km of trails.

Autumn Colours Walk

Sun 15 Sep 2019
The estate is a riot of colour in Autumn. Discover the best hues of the season on a walk with our Ranger.

Castle Ward Supper Club - Love Seafood

Thu 19 Sep 2019
In honour of Love Seafood month, enjoy a variety of local artisan produce in partnership with Indie Füde.

Scarecrow Festival

Sat 26 Oct 2019
Take part in our Scarecrow Festival.
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Places to stay

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Eating and shopping

Game of Thrones merchandise in the Slaughterhouse Shop at Castle Ward

Slaughterhouse Shop 

We've opened a new retail experience especially for our Game of Thrones fans. Introducing the Slaughterhouse Shop!

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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