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Campsite information for Castle Ward, Strangford, Downpatrick, County Down, Northern Ireland.
The Park is situated on an 840 acre National Trust Estate which includes Mansion House, Tea Room, Shop, Barn Playroom, Victorian Education Centre and Adventure Playground. The Estate also provides an Outdoor Pursuits Centre managed by Clearskys. The full visitor experience on offer includes a unique position located within one of Northern Ireland’s premier attractions incorporating a range of events, facilities, House and beautiful grounds. Continued attention to detail regarding cleanliness, customer focus and a 24 hour on site presence provides essential security. Your fee entitles you to free entry to the Estate for the period of your stay.
Things to do nearby:
- Diamond's Lane Equestrian
- Portaferry Tourist Information and Visitor Centre
- Strangford Lough and Wildlife Centre
- Exploris Aquarium
There are 28 camping and motorhomes pitches.
Open all year.
DirectionsSituated ½ mile from Strangford village, 7 miles from Downpatrick on the road to Strangford. Entrance signposted from Downpatrick.
We have camped here on a number of occasions and all we hear from the kids now is "when are we going back to Castleward?" Due to the inclement weather of summer 2012 some of the grass area was not available for tents but this was lifted once the season was over and has had new drainage put in and been relaid. The main grass area in the middle has room for 10/11 tents with caravan spaces around the outside, there are also camping pods available to rent. There is a good adventure playground for children at the main house and there are usually some animals in the farmyard but most of the children on the site are happy to play in the surrounding woodland. The campsite is tucked into a quiet corner of the Castleward estate just off the main road from Downpatrick to Strangford. There are basic shower and toilet facilities on site and there is a large washer and tumble drier. A small shop is also open with some sweets, toys and most importantly for the children ice lollies! Campsite prices are cheaper if you are a National Trust member.
Review of National Trust - Castleward, Strangford submitted by Kathryn Graham on 11th April 2013.
Great wee site to explore all that Castleward has to offer from the stately home to beautiful walks and bike tracks etc. It's a small site catering for caravans and tents and also their new pods and has all usual amenities and a small shop. Kids can explore the nearby forest. We found it quiet and peaceful and well run. Discount for National Trust members. Do bear in mind that it is a little down the road from the main Castleward so you would need to drive to the playground etc for young kids.
Review submitted for Castleward by Z McClements on 6th February 2013
Spent a nite in the camping pods at the end of June. There were 2 families of us in 2 pods. Was our 1st time to both the pods & Castle Ward. Fantastic! Pods are equipped with electric & are fully insulated. The warden David couldn't have done enough for us, made us novices feel very welcome. The pods are situated just at the side of the campsite in a wooded area, perfect setting. There are loads of great walks around & 2 parks at Castle Ward & as residents to the campsite ur access to Castle Ward is free. Clear Sky Adventures are an outdoor co based at Castle Ward they hire bikes, canoeing, organise boat trips, bouldering etc (PS. You can use your Tesco vouchers at Clear Sky!) The site is small & flat, so perfect for kids on bikes/scooters. Only criticism would be that the park for the kids is not in the site & quite a walk away at the Estate. Will definately be going back either to the pods or with a tent, thoroughly enjoyed this trip.
Review submitted by K McGivern on 1st August 2012
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