Photograph Nick Meers/National Trust


Sawmill and corn mill at Castle Ward, Strangford, County Down

Grid reference: J 572 494
Postcode: BT30 7LS
Seven miles NE of Downpatrick, 1.5 miles W of Strangford village on A25.

Two mills:

  1. A 2-storey working corn mill, originally a tide mill, built in the early 1700s, and last worked commercially around 1920. Restored to working order 1991-2. The complex houses a kiln, thresher, winnower and two pairs of millstones. The mill operates on Sunday afternoons.
  2. A 19th century sawmill, preserved but not working. Open to view in stable yard.

Both mills are within the grounds of Castle Ward, owned by the National Trust.
Also a mid-Georgian mansion with Victorian laundry & playroom. Landscape garden. Tea room. Shop. Wildlife centre.

Opening times 2018
House & Mill 12.00 - 17.00 from 17th  March to 28th October, daily. Farm & Stable yard from 10.00 daily.  Grounds open daily all year, 10.00-17.00 (to 20.00, April to September). Corn mill operates on Sundays, 1st April to 23rd September, 14.00 - 17.00. If closed at other times the key can be picked up at the reception in the Stableyard.  See also web site for more details.

National Mills Weekend opening times 2018
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May, 10.00 -17.00. 

Sarah Sharp, Assistant Visitor Services Manager, tel. 028 4488 1204.


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