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Attraction Currently Closed

Castle Ward

  • Strangford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Stately Homes and Gardens, Parks and Playgrounds, Children's Farms

Attraction Currently Closed

More than 130 National Trust gardens and parks in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are now open - tickets must be booked in advance. From Monday 13 July, several houses will begin to re-open, as well. Please check the National Trust website for more details.

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Attraction Information

Castle Ward is a unique 18th century house with a Gothic tone set in a stunning location overlooking Strangford Lough. Within the 820 acre walled lands you will find an exotic sunken garden and paths that wind their way through woodland and suddenly open onto the quiet shores of the Lough.

The kids can dress up in the garb of the day and play with period toys in the Victorian Past Times centre, plus see how a Victorian laundry, cornmill and sawmill would have worked (with most of the horrors of the workhouse left out!). Really educational and of course because it's so immersive, the information sticks, too!

They'll also be able to visit the horses, pigs and hens in the farmyard or play in the Woodland play area, which features sturdy outdoor natural style equipment for kids 2 to 10 years. There's also the Adventure play area and that features more modern style of physical fun and great for slightly older kids to join in with!

It should be noted for older types that this was one of the film locations for Game of Thrones, the courtyard here being used to represent Winterfell. Ooooh!

Nearby you can also canoe, climb and abseil the cliffs, and build a raft with Clearsky Adventure!

Opening hours

House, Tea-room and shop

Wednesday to Sunday 12:00 – 16:00


Monday to Sunday 10:00 – 20:00


Adult: £7.27

Child: £3.45

Family: £18.00

Travel & Contact Information


Downpatrick Road, Strangford, County Down, BT30 7LS, Northern Ireland

Phone number

028 4488 1204



Click here to visit Castle Ward's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Castle Ward has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, snacks are available.

No, Castle Ward is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Castle Ward have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Castle Ward has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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