Castle Ward

Important notice -

Please note the main showrooms of Castle Ward are closed for vital conservation work. Tickets for the Life Below Stairs tour may be collected in Visitor Reception.

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

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Upcoming events

Midsummer Music

Fri 21 Jun 2019
Enjoy an evening of Swing music at Castle Ward on the longest day of the year.

Castle Ward at Night - Bat Walk

Fri 28 Jun 2019
Led by our Rangers, find out more about the secret lives of bats on a guided walk around Castle Ward.

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...

Summer Music Sundays

Sun 14 Jul 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.
See Fiona and the team at Castle Ward on July 25 2019

Antiques Roadshow at Castle Ward 

Could you have a fortune in your attic? Antiques Roadshow is coming to Castle Ward on Thursday 25 July 2019

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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