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Address: Castle Park, Bangor BT20 4BN, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9127 0371

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A photo opportunity when in Bangor along with the nearby North Down Museum and Walled Garden.

More of a large country house than a castle. Used now as Council Offices and for weddings. It was completed in 1852 for the Hon Robert Edward Ward - in the Elizabethan-jacobean... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 September 2016
Robert W
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Lisburn
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

There are aspects of this building that have redeeming qualities. There is a bit of a museum and a dining facility,that is actually quite good. It is a big venue for non-church weddings and the photo facility is quite good. Really good views of the train station and the Police station. It is home to some of the Bangor Council... More 

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Lisburn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

More of a large country house than a castle. Used now as Council Offices and for weddings. It was completed in 1852 for the Hon Robert Edward Ward - in the Elizabethan-jacobean revival style and had no fewer than 35 bedrooms with a huge salon for musical recitals (now used as the Council Chamber). The inside can only be seen... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The castle itself is now the Town Hall so you can't go inside. The building is more of a huge country house than a castle but it does have crenellations and small towers. You can walk round the formal gardens at the front and visit the museum at the back. There is also a very nice cafe. Don't miss the... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This is quite a good place to go with good facilities and really good information about Bangor Castle. There is plenty of things to do inside and a patch of grass at the back and nice coffee shop.

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Thank axdxex
Bangor, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

This is not a castle you would visit for a family day out as it is the Council Office for the district! If you need to register a birth or death, complain about bin collection etc. then great but a tour of the council offices is not on the cards. You can ask to see the council chamber and indeed... More 

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Thank Alan1Bangor
Magherafelt, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

Attended a family wedding ceremony here - beautiful venue and views when the weather plays game! The grounds are in impeccable condition and are always well maintained, the castle itself also feels very regal when inside and gives off a very historic and prestigious feeling when inside.

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Thank Daniel K
belfast
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Bangor castle and the walled garden is a good place to take beautiful photographs and to take a quiet walk. From the building itself there is a great view of the sea. I have also attended a wedding at the Castle some years ago and it makes a great wedding venue.

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Thank garfieldBelfast
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

The castle is a good place to capture photographs. The building itself is not the only attraction but the view of the sea from the castle gives a magnificent look. A must see place for tourists.

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Thank Ferheen A
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

Came across this place while we were out for a drive the castle was great we then went to the cafe of coffee when we were at counter the staff was all over the place was ask twice what we want then ask from someone else while this going other customer was ask were their coffee was got a prawn... More 

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

The castle is beautiful. Attended a wedding here and it felt more like a stately home. The gardens surrounding the castle are so well kept and the walk very relaxing.

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