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Nestled within the idyllic landscapes of County Down, Castle Ward stands as a testament to architectural duality and captivating history.

This remarkable 18th-century mansion, owned by the National Trust, is a true masterpiece of contrasting styles—half classical Palladian elegance and half neo-Gothic splendour.

Set amidst sprawling parkland and overlooking the tranquil waters of Strangford Lough, Castle Ward invites visitors to step back in time and immerse themselves in a world of aristocratic grandeur. As you explore the stunning interiors and meticulously maintained gardens, you'll discover the intriguing story of the Ward family and their remarkable vision.

The house and clock tower have also featured in a number of television productions, including the Antiques Roadshow, and as Winterfell in HBO's Game of Thrones.

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Open hours today: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Monday

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Thursday

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Friday

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Saturday

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Sunday

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • April 23, 2024 9:00 pm local time

    The information on Monty's Guide website is advisory and some places have restricted access during temporary closures or special event days. Please be sure to check the website of the place you intend to visit before travelling

Additional visitor information

For full details of our opening times, and access to the mansion, please visit our website before making a trip.

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