Castle Ward, Downpatrick

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  • The house wasn’t open but the grounds were as was the bookshop and tearoom. The exterior of the house with its differing styles is amazing and the walks around it gorgeous. We found the ladies in the ...  more »
  • We came here on Saturday 3rd March for a game of thrones orientation tour. It was excellent learning where everything was filmed and enjoying the tour with ale tasting and toasting marsh mallows. Jami...  more »
  • I have been visiting Castle Ward for years and recently returned on an organised children's trip. Even though the visit was during the heart of winter, the views surrounding the house are beautiful. T...  more »
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  • My girlfriend and I visited Castle Ward because I am an obsessive Game of Thrones (GOT) fan and it is was the original set location for Winterfell Castle - big deal for us fans. While it was an amazing experience, it is important for show fans to know this is a national park, and as such they do not market it as a GOT attraction. So, don't expect to get a thematic tour or buy any show themed attire. If you are expecting Disneyland or Harry Potter World this isn't for you. That being said, the way that they have preserved the castles integrity and avoided heavy commercialization was pretty awesome in its own right. Lastly, an added bonus for us was the timing of our arrival. The famous "Battle of the Basterds" episode literally aired the night before we arrived. So,we were able to celebrate Jon Snow's victory (he took back the castle) at the same place it was shot - pretty cool!
  • Great day out Explore the mansion and gardens at Castle Ward.
  • Game Of Thrones-it all starts here in this yard, where in the first episode has the arrival of the Royal family to Winterfell. Note in series that are two towers, but only one is real other is computer graphics. Once again we return to the first season, where shows very well the North, with the whole family reunited and happy. There is a scene quite cute Bran's trying to hit a target under guidance of Jon, but here comes the Arya and hit first. Much of the North is computer graphics, but it perfectly to identify the location. Another remarkable scene in the North with the Bran happens in the last episode of the first season, where just up the tower he spotted the brothers Lennisters fornicating, and James cowardly play upstairs.
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