Things to see or do
- Directions from Town: Situated beside Portaferry Tourist Information Centre.
- Mobile narrative: Portaferry Castle is a 16th Century tower-house, built by the Savage family.
- Opening times: For Tourist Information Centre Easter - 31 August 10am - 5pm
- Prices: Free
Portaferry CastlePortaferry Down - Northern Ireland
Portaferry Castle is a 16th-century tower-house, built by the Savage family and prominently located on the slope overlooking Portaferry harbour within sight of Strangford and Audley's Castles across the water. Simpler than the earlier 'gatehouse' tower house, it is square in plan with one projecting tower to the south where a turret rises an extra storey and contains the entrance and stair from ground floor to first floor.
There are three storeys and an attic, and like early tower-houses it has spiral stairs. However, like some later tower houses it lacks a stone vault as all floors were originally made of wood.
The adjoining stable block is a Tourist Information Centre and is used for displays, sometimes featuring monuments from the area.
ContactTelephone+44 (0)28 4272 9882
Address: Portaferry Castle, Castle Street, Portaferry, Down, BT22 1NZ