Come visit Winterfell - Home of the Stark Family


How To Get To Us

Approximately 8 miles from Downpatrick, on the A25, turn left onto Park Road, at a sign posting (brown colour) for “Castle Ward” National Trust Grounds. Post code 'BT30 7BA'

From Belfast

The best way to get to Winterfell is by rental car but if this is not an option then you will need to use public transport. Please telephone Translink on 0044 2890 666 630 for up-to-date bus timetable options from Belfast to Downpatrick. We offer a complimentary shuttle service from Downpatrick bus station (9.30am Pick up Mon – Sat & 11am Sunday and drop off 4.30/5pm) - advanced booking of shuttle must be made by 4pm (monday-friday) latest the day before your visit via our bookings department (email them using form on the right of this web page) - You will receive an email from them confirming if they have been able to reserve seats for you or not - if they have managed to reserve you seats you will receive a 'confirmation email' - this email must be shown to shuttle driver. NOTE that there are only limited seats available and so you should request your seats as early as possible.  

From Dublin 

The best way to get to Winterfell is by rental car but if this is not an option then you will need to use public transport. You can get the train or bus to Newry (Telephone Irish Rail on 00353 1 836 6222 for up-to-date train timetable) and then get a connecting bus to Downpatrick (Telephone Translink on 0044 2890 666 630 for up-to-date bus timetable). We offer a complimentary shuttle service from Downpatrick bus station (9.30am Pick up Mon – Sat & 11am Sunday and drop off 4.30/5pm) - advanced booking of shuttle must be made by 4pm (monday-friday) latest the day before your visit via our bookings department (email them using form on the right of this web page) - You will receive an email from them confirming if they have been able to reserve seats for you or not - if they have managed to reserve you seats you will receive a 'confirmation email' - this email must be shown to shuttle driver. NOTE that there are only limited seats available and so you should request your seats as early as possible.

When you arrive at entry into Castle Ward Demesne:

  1. Follow narrow road through gates and along estate driveway, passing the Castle Ward mansion house on your right and wardens hut on your left.
  2. Continue along the driveway, following signs for the main car park. When you see the main car park (up on your left) do not go in here but instead continue 'straight on' down the hill towards the lough shore, following signs for the Trails Parking/Shore Car Park.
  3. At the bottom of the hill you will come to a sign saying 'no vehicle access beyond this point', here turn right and park in the Shore Car Park in front of you. On foot from car park walk along the narrow path following 'Winterfell Tours' signs (2 mins) - be wary of White Walkers on this section! 

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Just 40 mins from Belfast
& 2 hours from Dublin  

(All roads lead to Winterfell....)
When planning your trip to Winterfell Castle & Demesne we recommend at least 3 hours onsite so you have enough time to explore & fully immerse yourself in the mood of the North and this stunning location
Winterfell Tours Bus