Group visits to Castle Ward

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There's always something new to see, so whether you're visiting for the day or just a couple of hours this is the perfect place for a group visit.

We aim to make your group visit the very best experience by working with you to meet your needs wherever possible. We look forward to welcoming you. 

Group information

  • Average length of visit: two hours
  • Maximum of two groups per day during opening hours
  • Coach parking in main car park
  • Drop-off point, 100 yards from entrance
  • Introductory talk and out-of-hours tours available (additional charge)
  • Take a tour

A guided tour of the mansion offers an insight into the Ward family life, highlighting both architectural styles. Garden tours take in the exotic Sunken Garden containing many historical garden features and an abundance of blooms. Special interest tours take a closer look at the untold life and stories behind Castle Ward's exterior.


How to book

Groups are required to book in advance for a visit to Castle Ward. Please let us know it you have special requirements, we will be happy to help. To book contact 028 4488 1204 or email


Other activities

Take time to browse in our gift shop to pick up a souvenir. Located in the stable yard you'll find many items made by extremely talented local craftspeople that have been carefully selected for you to purchase. 
Our secondhand bookshop is run by a group of knowledgeable volunteers and their expertise and the range of subjects on offer guarantees a memorable experience during your visit. 
Relax in the quaint surroundings of the tea-room where you can tuck in to in a menu of light refreshments - scones, soup and sandwiches. There are up to 70 covers although out-of-hours catering is available.