Children and teachers both love the castle and come back again and again. Find out some of the top reasons why schools choose to come to us for a short break in great surroundings.

  1. Location – Castlewellan Castle is situated within the grounds of Castlewellan Forest Park overlooking Castlewellan lake and the magnificent Mourne Mountains.
  2. Evening Activities – We appreciate the sacrifice your teachers make in staying for 2 or 3 nights away from home. We offer evening entertainment helping to ease the burden.
  3. Programme – We offer a vast array of outdoor, team building activities and environmental programmes.
  4. Secure Environment – It’s one of the reasons many of our schools choose us. External coded doors. Castle staff on site day and night.
  5. Cost – Schools find us very competitively priced across both the education and private providers.
  6. Facilities – Audio visual equipment. Games room. En-suites recently installed in most of the teachers’ bedrooms. Castle cellar’s gift shop – Maud’s ice cream!! (FREE to teachers).
  7. Schools and Activities coordinator – Our dedicated Schools’ worker is here to help you choose the best options for your children and facilitate you during your stay.
  8. A Castle! – Amazing surroundings to simulate the imagination. Your children will love staying here, even the teachers!
  9. Capacity – we have 180 bed spaces with availability for school groups of 20 plus.
  10. Retention – High percentage of return school bookings.