For all of the fantasy lovers out there who would like to immerse themselves in the world of Game of Thrones, visitors of Castle Ward can step onto the set of Winterfell and explore the famous keep! The Castle, farm yard and surrounding landscape acted as the set for the famous Winterfell Castle as well as the whispering wood, Robb Stark’s Camp, and more! Castle Ward is now a museum that is open to the public, but before it was an internationally known movie set and museum, it used to be a family home for over several hundred years! Come and discover how it went from a family house to the bustling tourist attraction it is today!

What can I do at Castle Ward in County Down?

At Castle Ward in County Down, visitors can choose from a number of different events and features that the Castle hosts and offers. With beautiful scenery and lots to explore, the Castle won't disappoint any visitors who have come to discover everything it holds within its walls!

The castle is famous for having a “split personality”, as the castle’s aesthetic changes from gothic on one side to classical on the other. It is believed that this was the result of a marital disagreement, but maybe there is more waiting to be uncovered about the secrets of these curious design choices. To find out more about your favourite show’s setting, the Castle’s website has a map that allows guests to locate their favourite scene!

  • Open between 11 am-4 pm (check their website for more info)
  • Prices start from £10 per adult, £5 per child
  • Family ticket options are available from £15
  • Shop available on the grounds
  • Toilets available
  • Partly wheelchair accessible (some steps)

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