The Old Schoolhouse
Inn provides the ideal base to explore the numerous parks
and gardens in County Down.
There are 3 beautiful
National Trust properties within 30 minutes drive.
Castle Ward, Mount Stewart and Rowallane Gardens.
offers six enjoyable trails for walkers, cyclists and riders,
with a choice of difficulty and distance. There's something
for everyone, with amazing scenery to enjoy.
Explore the mansion and gardens at Castle Ward
The mansion boasts
two distinct architectural styles: classical and Gothic -
one of the strangest architectural compromises created between
two people. Explore the inside with a guided tour and then
take in the history of the gardens.
Visit the Game
of Thrones set at Castle Ward. The Game of Thrones was filmed
at Castle Ward.
historic farmyard is the location of Winterfell, the backdrop
for the series pilot and much of season one. Its also
where you will find the Whispering Wood and key scenes including
Robb Starks Camp, the Baelor battle and when Brienne
confronts the Stark men.
Game of Thrones
spent eight weeks at Castle Ward building the set of Winterfell
ahead of the pilot episode and hundreds of actors and crew
worked on the filming here.