Castle Ward Bunkhouse, Bunkhouse, National Trust Castle Ward, Strangford, Down, BT30 7LS

Call Castle Ward at National Trust Holidays on 03448 002070


The old Bunkhouse is situated in the 820 acres of woodland of Castle Ward demesne. It's an ideal venue for large families and groups of up to 14, plus can accommodate up to 12 small tents on the front garden. The no frills, simple style facilities provide for all needs, team building breaks, outdoor pursuits or family and friend retreats. The bunkhouse is just 10 minutes' walk from the shores of Strangford Lough. Enjoy our extensive walking and cycling trails that criss-cross the estate, visit the mansion house and barn indoor play area or check out the exotic Victorian sunken garden. There's an award winning tea-room and gift shop offering fabulous home cooked local produce in the stable yard. The Bunkhouse is quality rated and certified by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board. The bunkhouse is perfect for families, youth groups, walkers, bikers and Game of Thrones fans. Photos: ©National Trust/John Millar, ©National Trust/Peter Muhly, ©National Trust/Chris Lacey


  • Beds & Rooms:

    14: 2x6, 1x2
  • Open:

    All year
  • Price per night:

    2 nights from £320
  • Booking:

    Book via Minimum booking 2 nights. Flexible arrival day
  • Directions:

    From Downpatrick take A25 Strangford Road. Castle Ward is signposted using National Trust brown signs. The Bunkhouse is signposted as a left turn just after the main National Trust admissions hut.
  • Public Transport:

    215 bus from Belfast to Strangford, via Downpatrick, check

This accommodation is by the sea, is available to individuals and gives a Best Price Guarantee. It is on the page of accommodation near Castles, the Hostels with Camping map, the National Trust Bunkhouses map and the Northern Ireland map.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
kSelf catering facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
\A National Trust Property
9Best Price Guarantee


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News & Offers from Castle Ward Bunkhouse

Due to government advice in response to the coronavirus outbreak, The National Trust has canceled holiday operations from Saturday 21 March to Tuesday 30 June 2020.

March 26th 2020

We are still accepting bookings from Tuesday 30 June 2020 but will be monitoring the situation and reviewing on a regular basis.


Want to spend Easter in Westeros?

January 14th 2020

Castle Ward, a National Trust managed bunkhouse in Down County has Easter availability with a story to tell.

Stay in the grounds where hit TV series Game of Thrones was set, in this well-equipped bunkhouse. All around you’ll find hints of the TV series, from the replica of the Winterfell Archery Range to the castle-like buildings. It also sits within 820 acres of woodland, close to waters of the Strangford Lough, so there’s lots of exploring to be done. Also Our annual Easter egg hunt is a hugely popular event here at Castle Ward. For an exciting break this Easter come to Castle Ward Bunkhouse.

Castle Ward manor house

Enjoy our extensive walking and cycling trails that criss cross the estate.

February 5th 2019

Perfect for groups and families.

With  the bunkhouse just a 10 minutes walk from the shores of Strangford Lough, there’s plenty of natural attractions surrounding you to keep the kiddies cool and happy.


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