Historic Environment

Strangford Castle

(near) Quay Road
BT30 7LZ


028 9082 3207

Additional information

Open to the public:

Yes, entry is free (Sometimes public access is restricted due to works for example. Check before you visit)

Grid reference:
SM number:
DOW 032:001

About Strangford Castle

This small tower-house dates from the late 16th century in its present form, but a blocked door of 15th-century type at first floor level suggests the remodelling of an earlier tower. A report in 1540 refers to a castle at Strangford as ruinous and broken down.

The present entrance is a reconstruction, positioned by the surviving corbelled machicolation above and a socket for a draw-bar to secure the original door. A simple square in plan, the castle has three floors with no stone vault and no sign of a stone stair. The wooden floors are recent. The first floor fireplace has an oven and dry ‘keeping place’, and there are window-seats on the first and second floors. Pistol-loops are provided at ground floor level and in the crenellations at roof level.

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