Castle Ward

Important notice -

Our main avenue is open again, but repair works are not quite finished. If you are visiting us please drive carefully due to the uneven surface.

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

Our restoration projects


Help us restore Temple Water back to its former glory.

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Easter at Castle Ward 

We're celebrating all things Nature this Easter from 26 March - 8 April and having our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts over Easter weekend.

Upcoming events

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...

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Hop to it! Bunny needs your help to find all the answers on our fun family trail down to the Farmyard. If you succeed on this year's Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, you'll be rewarded with a delicious Cadbury Easter treat. There is a charge of £1.50...

Corn Mill bursts into life

Sun 13 May 2018
The Corn Mill at Castle Ward was once the heart of this historic estate.

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...
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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