Castle Ward

Important notice -

Please note that there are diversions in place for a number of the trails. The path surrounding Temple Water is currently closed due to restoration of the historic path which we hope to re-open soon.

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

Autumn at Castle Ward


Help us restore Temple Water back to its former glory.

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Upcoming events

Castle Ward Supper Club - Irish raw milk cheese and wine

Sat 19 Oct 2019
Join us for an informal night of the finest local Irish raw milk cheese and wine, hosted by Indie Füde, Comber.

Scarecrow Festival

Sat 26 Oct 2019
Take part in our Scarecrow Festival.


Sat 26 Oct 2019
Our autumn festival with a difference is back.

Death Comes to Castle Ward

Fri 13 Dec 2019
Can you work out 'whodunit' at our Christmas Murder Mystery?

Storytelling with Santa

Wed 18 Dec 2019
Take your little ones on a trail through our gardens to meet Santa in the mansion house.
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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