See the gothic and classical collide at Castle Ward, an eccentric 18th-century mansion resting on a rolling hillside and looking out over the tranquil waters of Strangford Lough in County Down.
Walk or cycle along the Lough trail or through the sheltered woodlands and spot butterflies, rabbits, ducks and swans.
Step into a fantasy world of castles and dragons as you explore the Georgian farmyard and the Lough shore, film locations for the smash hit television series Game of Thrones.
Castle View has approximately 15 dedicated parking spaces at the venue, the cost of which is covered in the admissions price. There are steps into the venue, but it is accessible by a ramp at the entrance.
The doors are wide enough to allow access for all sizes of wheelchairs, but none of them are automatic. Unfortunately once inside the building, the reception area does not have a lower section for people who use wheelchairs or are low in stature. Also, there are no elevators to allow access to the other floors.
There are two disabled toilets available at the venue, but they are not Changing Places facilities.
The front staff have disability training within the last three years, but none in British or Irish Sign Language.