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Georgian Christmastide at Castle Ward

This festive season, we invite you to step inside Castle Ward and experience the Mansion dressed in tableau for a traditional 18th century Christmas.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Entering the house, your senses will awaken, and you will view the rooms just as the Georgians did in the dark and cosy Winter evenings. Atmospheric lighting will accentuate the period plasterwork and panelling, and the moving shadows will add to the intrigue of the old rooms. The halls will be wreathed in colourful historical garlands; the dining table decorated with festive foods and rich wines; the air will be filled with the scents of Christmas; and if you listen carefully, you will hear the sounds of jollity from centuries past. After journeying through the grand and elegant rooms of the house, you will descend the Servants Stairs to the basements of Castle Ward where you will find the preparations for Christmas well under way – a Housekeeper’s room; a bustling kitchen filled with the delicious scents of festive food; and a cellar filled with fine wines. The Stable yard will be dressed in Georgian style with Christmas lights, accompanied by our costumed Georgian time-travellers (first weekend only) telling you the stories of those who called Castle Ward home during the 18th century. On our late-night opening enjoy a night-time experience of Castle Ward lit up by the twinkling lights.

1 December, 12PM - 7PM 2-3 December, 12PM - 4PM 8,9,10 & 16-17 December, 11AM- 4PM



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics


All ages

Meeting point

Mansion House


Limited wheelchair accessibility (downstairs)

Upcoming events


Castle Ward Christmas Village 

Get ready to experience the magic of our Christmas village at Castle Ward!

Event summary

9 Dec to 17 Dec 2023
12:00 to 15:00
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