Castle Ward

Visit Castleward a beautiful area with lovely walking paths alongside Strangford Lough.

Castle Ward situated in a stunning location overlooking Strangford Lough, this fascinating house features both Gothic and Classical styles of architectural treatment, internally and externally. Inside the 820 acre walled demesne 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. A National Trust property Castle Ward offers six trails for walkers, cyclists and horse riders each with their own difficulty of distance.

Castle Ward’s historic farmyard is the location of Winterfell, the backdrop for the series pilot and much of season one. It’s also where you will find the Whispering Wood and key scenes including Robb Stark’s Camp, the Baelor battle and when Brienne confronts the Stark men, making it a popular visitor attraction for fans of the hit TV show.