Castle Ward

Important notice -

Parts of the trails are closed, diversion are in place. The childrens playground is also closed while essential works happen. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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

Castle Ward

Things to see and do

Temple at Temple Water

Temple Water Project - Restoring a Hidden Gem 

We have embarked on an ambitious conservation project at Castle Ward, Strangford, Co. Down which will see a refurbishment of the Temple and the restoration of historic paths and vista points.

Upcoming events

Free Open Day & Volunteering Day

Sat 11 Mar 2017
Enjoy free admission at a number of National Trust places today. Come and meet our staff and volunteers, and learn more about the amazing places we look after.

Saint Patrick's Day Walk

Fri 17 Mar 2017
Join us on our annual walk through Saint Patrick's country.

Saint Patrick's Day Weekend

Fri 17 Mar 2017
Castle Ward and it's grounds wake up from a long winters sleep.

Get Crafty with Mum

Sun 26 Mar 2017
Celebrate Mother's Day with Crafts at Castle Ward

Easter at Castle Ward

Fri 14 Apr 2017
Easter Week has plenty happening at Castle Ward.

Easter Fair

Sun 16 Apr 2017
Our Easter fun continues with the annual Easter Fair with plenty for everyone to enjoy.
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Places to stay

Family sitting in front of one of the camping pods

Places to Stay  

We have a number of different way to extend your stay at Castle Ward. From our award winning Camping Pod's to a cottage used in HBO's Game of Thrones

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View of the

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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Bride and Groom in the Lime Tree Walk 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

Volunteers Castle Ward Image

Get Involved 

At Castle Ward Volunteering can be flexible around you, we have several different teams throughout the estate where you could get involved.