Strangford Castle

Strangford, United Kingdom

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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Patricia Maginnis (6 months ago)
Brilliant place for the kids. My two (8 and 5) had an absolute ball. There was so much for them to do, lots of different activities that they really enjoyed from the play barn to the straw maze with games and archery, to the park area, and the craft activites. They loved seeing inside the house too. Great facilities, lovely coffee. Absolutely worthwhile family trip
Amy Cronin (7 months ago)
Great spot to stretch the legs, get some fresh air and exercise as well as Take in some history and have a laugh. Play area for the kids, the den building was fun. I would assume there are days with events or activities on but its a grand day out to burn off some energy. Enjoy.
James Cummings (8 months ago)
Great place in a beautiful setting. Need Google maps to get you there. Some great views of Strangford Loch and walks as well. There is a house there and tours are included in your ticket price. Guides very knowledgeable and the house itself has two distinct eras inside. Good car parking and a cafe and National Trust shop. If you are not a member it is about £12 per adult. Well worth a visit.
Chaudhry_Family Chaudhry_Family (8 months ago)
Just beautiful place to spend time. Easy to walk with pram. Views are stunning, people are friendly. Sure will be back again, so much to see yet!
A Jain (9 months ago)
Great spot for a family day out. Green landscapes, a peaceful trail and a scenic lake view. The main castle is well maintained. Approachable by public transport from Belfast.
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