Castle Ward Bunkhouse

Downpatrick, County Down
The exterior of Castle Ward Bunkhouse, Strangford, Northern Ireland
The kitchen at Castle Ward Bunkhouse, Strangford, Northern Ireland
The dining room at Castle Ward Bunkhouse, Strangford, Northern Ireland
The dormitory at Castle Ward Bunkhouse, Strangford, Northern Ireland
The exterior of Castle Ward Bunkhouse, Strangford, Northern Ireland The kitchen at Castle Ward Bunkhouse, Strangford, Northern Ireland The dining room at Castle Ward Bunkhouse, Strangford, Northern Ireland The dormitory at Castle Ward Bunkhouse, Strangford, Northern Ireland

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 14
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Flexible
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0

About Castle Ward

Stay on a film-set location for Game of Thrones in this 14-sleeper bunkhouse.

Stay in the grounds where hit TV series Game of Thrones was set, in this well-equipped bunkhouse. All around you’ll find hints of the TV series, from the replica of the Winterfell Archery Range to the castle-like buildings. It also sits within 820 acres of woodland, close to waters of the Strangford Lough, so there’s lots of exploring to be done.  

It can accommodate up to 14 people as well as 12 small tents. So whether you’re looking to go behind the scenes, taking up voluntary work or just want to see this part of Northern Ireland, Castle Ward Bunkhouse is the ideal base to start from. The Bunk House is quality rated and certified by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.

Enquire and book

Call 0344 335 1296

Opening times

Monday - Friday: 9am - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 7pm
Sunday: 9am - 1pm

When emailing the team please reference the name of the bunkhouse you are enquiring about.


Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine not available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television not available
  • DVD not available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


  • Ground floor

    The ground floor consists of the dining room, kitchen, living room, a disabled access shower room and a toilet. The dining room has a large table with 14 chairs. The living room has two sofas and six occasional chairs.

  • First floor

    Three bedrooms 2x dormitories sleeping 6 (bunkbeds) and 1x twin (bunkbed). 

  • Other floor(s)

    Utility block: Two communal shower rooms one with 2x showers and 3x toilets and the other with 2x showers and 2x toilets. 


Notes for guests

Heating: Air source heating and eco electric radiators.  Open fire in the sitting room, starter fuel kit is provided. 

Bedding/linen: Pillow protector and pillow.

Parking: There are six free parking spaces adjacent to the bunkhouse. Guests can load/unload near the bunkhouse, approximately 6 feet away. The area is well lit, however the route to the bunkhouse is uphill and uneven.

Garden: The main garden is located to the front of the house and is not fully enclosed. There is a BBQ area (but BBQ not provided).

The area is a large space which can accommodate 12 small tents (2 man) these can only be used in conjunction with a bunkhouse booking and must be pre-booked. 

 There are play areas and childrens trails on the estate.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 Acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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