From Patron Saints to Screen

Castle Ward is the fascinating home of the Ward family since the 16th century, a unique property with its impressive Gothic façade and stunning location overlooking Strangford Lough.

Explore the beautiful walled estate and impressive gardens with paths that wind their way through woodland and open onto the quiet shores of the Lough. Castle Ward’s historic farmyard is now famed for being the location of Winterfell, from the popular TV series Game of Thrones and the ‘Whispering Wood’ can also be found at this location.

The medieval town of Downpatrick reputed to be the final resting place of St. Patrick is home to the St. Patrick’s Centre, an interactive exhibition dedicated to Ireland’s Patron Saint. St. Patrick’s Grave, Down Cathedral, Down County Museum and Gaol are within close proximity and well worth a visit.

From cathedrals and abbeys, churches and stately homes, all steeped in centuries of history, some in Roman Towns others in quintessential English ‘picture postcard’ villages, every choir and musical ensemble should spend a tour exploring the United Kingdom and Ireland. Whatever part of the country you to choose to visit, by working with a knowledgeable team of people who know the regions inside out from both a tourism and musical perspective, you will be guaranteed the richest of touring experiences
Tim KnightBritish composer and Choral Director
As a Chorister, and eventually Head Chorister in our local church choir for eleven years, Jo was talented, dedicated and could always be relied on to work to the utmost of her undoubted abilities. I would expect that she would apply the same attributes to her professional life
P BuckmasterChoral Director
Jo and her team came up with a fantastic itinerary for our choir and planned everything to the last detail. We always felt we were in safe hands and that they were on the end of a phone to help us with anything we needed. We couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
Rosie SayersChairperson for Sing It Loud Community Choir