Castle Ward

Sarah Burch
National Trust Castle Ward
Co. Down
United Kingdom
BT30 7LS
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Pet Friendly
Family Friendly
Open All Year
Rural Location
See the Gothic and Classical collide at Castle Ward, an eccentric 18th-century mansion looking out over the tranquil waters of Strangford Lough in County Down. Walk or cycle along 34km of trails through sheltered woodland and by the Lough shore, or find adventure in one of our play parks.
Step into a fantasy world of castles and dragons as you explore the Georgian farmyard and the Lough shore, film locations for the smash hit television series Game of Thrones.
You can also head out on the Lough in a canoe, climb and abseil the cliffs, and build a raft with Clearsky Adventure.
Round the day off with a treat in our tearoom or browse the gift shop and pick up a bargain at the second-hand bookshop.