Castle Ward

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


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Upcoming events

Castle Ward in Bloom

Sun 31 Mar 2019
Treat your mum or someone special to a day out at Castle Ward this Mother's Day. Visit the Windsor Garden in it's spring glory, take a tour of the eccentric mansion house and make your own posie to send a secret message with the Victorian...

Easter at Castle Ward

Mon 15 Apr 2019
Explore the Secret Shore Trail or get creative with the spring themed activities. Why not make a day of it and bring along a picnic, visit the farmyard animals and relax by the shores of Strangford Lough.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 19 Apr 2019
Help us solve the clues on Bunny's Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt and claim your prize! Every time you take part in a Easter Egg Hunt, you help us fund vital conservation work to protect our special places.

Summer Music Series

Sun 07 Jul 2019
The summer is here and that can only mean one thing - the annual Sunday Music season starts.

Pirates' Picnic

Fri 12 Jul 2019
Ahoy me hearty's! We are back from sailing the seven seas for a fun filled two days at Castle Ward. Captain Ward is looking for fresh swashbucklers to join him. Join or prepare to 'Walk the plank'! Come dressed in your pirate finest and...

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.
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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