Strangford Castle appears to be a small tower house from the late 16th century, but a blocked door of 15th century type at first floor level, seems to indicate the remodelling of an earlier tower. The current entrance, in the north-east wall, is a reconstruction, positioned by the surviving corbelled machicolation above and a socket from a draw-bar to secure the original door. The original entrance may have been on the first floor. It is a small, rectangular, three-storey tower house with no vault or stone stairway. The first floor fireplace has an oven. The ground floor chamber is lit only by small gun-loops. The roof has very fine crenellations, again with pistol-loops. The original floors, like their modern replacements, were made of wood.



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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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Sónia Esteves (14 months ago)
Great experience, several people and reviews mentioned about this place that becomes known due to the footage of some scenes of Game of Thrones. Natural beauty with several trails to explore, please note that the main house only can be visited via tour and in specific hours.
Rashmi Mathur (14 months ago)
Great place for Game Of thrones fans This is where the story started .. nice place overall for clicking picture. Weather was great when we went so we enjoyed .. it was a good experience over all. Recommend one time visit to go and have good views pictures and walk around
Laura Clark (15 months ago)
Great day out spent the full day here. We went during a Easter egg hunt day which was filled with activities but I'm sure you would spend most of the day here even without the activities. It was beautiful all around and the kids had a great day
Rodney Ferguson (15 months ago)
Lovely day in Castle Ward. Lots of great activities for kids and adults alike. Nice guided tour of the downstairs area of the big house. Only issue was poor selection and poor looking food with high prices in the cafe but great outside catering in several areas of the Park.
Jennifer Carbery (15 months ago)
Great place for a walk or stroll around the lake, house or castle.. I brought a group here and we opted into the Game of Thrones experience. Group really enjoyed the visit. Grounds are beautiful and can be enjoyed for walks, picnics, cycles and great for all the family.
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