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Castle Ward dog walk, NI

Some pub opening times and dog rules are still changing. Please check your chosen pub is able to welcome you before making plans.


A choice of walks in the grounds of an 18th century mansion house which was featured in Game of Thrones.


GPS coords for car park: 54.3696, -5.5826  WC+disabled, tea room (dogs on leads), picnic tables, info boards, NT shop, second hand bookshop. The Lobster Pot in the Strangford allows dogs on leads in the bar and outside tables.

Pub or Cafe Address

9-11 The Square, Strangford, BT30 7ND


Open 7 days. Lunch served daily from 12 noon. For seasonal opening hours and food service times please check their FB page.

Menu Style

For full menu information, allergens, specials, prices and reservations please check their FB page.

Dog Rules

Dogs on leads welcome in the bar and outside tables.



There are five well-signed trails of varying lengths to follow, but these are shared with cyclists and horse riders. We particularly enjoyed the walk by Strangford Lough, a beautiful spot with good views of the castle. The grounds are open to those with mobility issues although there are a few steps to negotiate here and there.

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Edited: 13th March 2024. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.