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Farmyard buildings in the autumn at Castle Ward, County Down
Farmyard buildings at Castle Ward, County Down | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey
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Castle Ward Farm Trail

Discover one of the filming locations for Game of Thrones on this trail passing the historic farmyard at Castle Ward. On the route look out for Audley's Castle and enjoy views over Strangford Lough, where you can spot plenty of wildlife.

Total steps: 4

Total steps: 4

Start point

Shore car park, OSNI grid ref: NW677031

Step 1

Start in the shore car park.

Step 2

Follow the line of the Shore trail that leads you around Audley's Castle.

Step 3

On reaching the Audleystown Road, cross the road and head through mature woodlands. This is a slow zone area. It then leads out into farmland known as West Park, passing the back of the old walled garden.

Step 4

The trail then leads along an old farm track, connecting with the last section which winds through thick laurel before returning to the shore car park.

End point

Shore car park, OSNI grid ref: NW677031

Trail map

Castle Ward farm trail map for walking and cycling in County Down, Northern Ireland
Castle Ward farm trail map, County Down | © Crown Copyright (2013) Land and Property Services permit no. 100153

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DistanceMiles: 2.5 (km: 4)

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Strangford, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 7BA

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