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Clearsky Adventure Centre

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Address: Castle Ward Estate, Strangford BT30 7LT, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 4372 3933
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

Based on the shores of Strangford Lough; just 45 minutes from Belfast. Come...

Based on the shores of Strangford Lough; just 45 minutes from Belfast. Come to Clearsky Adventure Centre for a wide range of activities on offer to everyone a€" from the young to the young at heart.

The centre was also used extensively for the filming of Game of Thrones. As you drive down through the estate you soon realise why the HBO film location scouts chose here; the centres medieval walls and castle clock tower, the beautiful surrounding landscapes and far-reaching views across the water; it was the perfect place to create the fantasy 'Winterfell' - home of the Stark family

Adventure days and courses for individuals to large groups. Canoeing, Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting, Kayaking, Sea Kayaking, Abseiling, Rock Climbing, Coasteering, Raft Build and Racing, Archery, Crate Stacking and more. Experience Clearsky &€" inspiration, fun and enjoyment for everyone.

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Private archery

We done the private archery with Jamie and it was brilliant. He had so much information about game of thrones and the area. He was also very friendly and easy to get along with... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
Gary H
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We done the private archery with Jamie and it was brilliant. He had so much information about game of thrones and the area. He was also very friendly and easy to get along with. Despite not havin done archery for many years I had the hang of it in no time thanks to him. Also must mention Fred who we... More 

Thank Gary H
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4 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Booked the private archery experience and had a fantastic time. Our instructor, Jamie, was brilliant - really enthusiastic and helpful. Genuine fan of the show and this came across in how much fun he made our experience.

Thank Jenny H
1 review
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I can't say enough about the wonderful experience we had doing the Private Archery Experience with Will as our tour guide. We came just before the New Year and got lucky with a warm day. I geeked out over just being at Winterfell, but then Archery part was more than we could have asked for. Will gave a great lesson... More 

Thank AJ R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great time this afternoon with the private archery package, as our youngest is too young for the standard archery package. The instructor was really good, very patient with our children who were happy to do the archery but didn't want to dress up like Mum & Dad! Time flew by, much like the arrows. I hadn't particularly considered... More 

Thank Duncan H
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend, we both went kayaking and mountain biking then stayed the night in the Glamping pods. We had a great time..

Thank Patrick B
Croydon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We took the rib ride experience with Andrew and can all say that we have had the most thrilling and entertaining experience. Andrew was welcoming, interesting, clearly very capable and keen for us to have a really great trip. We were lucky with the weather but even if we had not it would have been a brilliant trip. seals, gannets... More 

Thank Graham W
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 September 2016

I entrusted the arrangements of my wedding to Andrew, James and the fantastic staff of Clearsky and they didn't let me down. I have to say they were accommodating to my requirements (of which there were few) and we were impressed with the quality of the food. I asked for a medieval banquet, archery and an Irish band - all... More 

Thank JaneTillett
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

My Mother-in-Law and new Father-in-Law had their wedding at Castle Ward. The ceremony was facilitated by the National Trust and the wedding reception was facilitated by Clearsky Adventure Centre. We wanted a 'Game of Thrones' medieval style wedding and Clearsky were on hand to deliver a fantastic memorable occasion! The banquet was staged in a tipi and looked amazing. The... More 

Thank Sebastian N
Winter Park, Florida
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6 reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2016

The luck o' the Irish gave us a beautiful afternoon to get out in Strangford Lough with our guide Andy, who helped us don waterproof jackets and pants and climb in a rubber boat for a rip-roarin' (though entirely safe) ride across the lough out to the mouth of the Irish sea. We saw giant seals, whirlpools, a shipwreck and... More 

Thank B502FLpamb
Orlando, FL
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

This was something new for me. A group of us donning rain jackets and pants to ride in a very fast rubber boat around this beautiful area! Our guide, Andy, was such a fun, energetic guy with lots of great info during our "ride". And yes, we got wet, but that was part of the fun! The scenery was breathtaking!... More 

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