Castle Ward

Important notice -

Due to filming onsite between 4-22 June, the Shore Car Park will be closed and diversions in place on the Hoof & Secret Shore Trail. The Tea-room, Shop & trails will remain open. The House is open Friday-Sunday. On 17 June Castle Ward will be closed.

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

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The boat house at Castle Ward on the shore of Strangford Lough

Filming at Castle Ward

Due to a change in the production schedule, Castle Ward will be closed to the public on Thursday 17 June for filming. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause. The estate will reopen on Friday 18 June with some minor diversions in place until 22 June. The location fee for this project will go towards vital conservation projects and help us secure the future of this historic estate for generations to come. We’d like to thank our members and visitors for your continued support.

Please book ahead before visiting

Our Shop and Secondhand Bookshop are now open daily and the Tea-room is open for takeaway and outdoor seating. Our outdoor spaces will remain open for walkers to enjoy. We recommend booking in advance for visiting Castle Ward.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Castle Ward (14 June - 20 June)

Sat 19 Jun 2021
Book your timed entry to visit Castle Ward.

Timed entry to Castle Ward (21 June - 27 June)

Mon 21 Jun 2021
Book your timed entry to visit Castle Ward.
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Things to see and do

Visitors exploring the garden in spring at Castle Ward, County Down

Your visit 

Visiting Castle Ward: What's open and where are the best places to explore?

Explore Spring at Castle Ward

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Eating and shopping

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Get involved

Castle Ward volunteers

Get Involved 

Volunteers help in all aspects of our places - we're have a suitable spot for your skills so find out if you're our missing piece!

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Places to stay

Staying at Castle Ward

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eighteenth-century wooden wall panel, carved in the shape of the goddess Demeter, the goddess of Agriculture and Harvests

Harvest and the delights of dining at Castle Ward  

A plentiful harvest played a key role in the successful running of the Castle Ward estate and its importance is represented through symbolism in the dining room of the house.

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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