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 and will be re-opened soon.

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

Winter at Castle Ward


Help us restore Temple Water back to its former glory.

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Upcoming events

Snowdrop Trail

Tue 25 Feb 2020
Snowdrops are in abundance at Castle Ward.

World Book Day

Thu 05 Mar 2020
Bring your world book day tokens to Castle Ward and pick up one of the 8 exclusive World Book Day titles.

Book Fair

Sat 07 Mar 2020
We're having a mini book fair to celebrate World Book Day. Visit to pick up a few gems.

An Object I Love - Mary Ward

Sat 14 Mar 2020
Help us celebrate the life of Mary Ward, accomplished author, artist and astronomer.

Castle Ward in Bloom

Sun 22 Mar 2020
Surround someone you love with flowers this Mother's Day at Castle Ward.

Easter at Castle Ward

Mon 06 Apr 2020
Enjoy Easter holiday fun at Castle Ward.
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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