Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre

Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre

Castle Espie's tranquil setting offers the best views of Strangford Lough, County Down and is home to Ireland's largest collection of native and exotic water-birds. The centre has the most significant habitat improvement of its kind in Ireland, including restored lagoons, grasslands, salt marshes and reed beds

Description

The centre is truly a magical place for all ages offering wild woodland walks, soft play areas, events and workshops, art exhibitions and retail therapy, and after your visit you can relax in the Loughshore Cafe over coffee or lunch. In Autumn visitors can witness almost the entire population of migratory Brent Geese.


Opening Hours

Open 7 days a week, except 24 and 25 December.

November to January - Monday to Friday: 10.00am to 4.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 10.00am to 4.30pm

February - Monday to Friday: 10.00am to 4.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5.00pm

March to June - Monday to Sunday: 10.00am to 5.00pm, July and August - Monday to Sunday: 10.00am to 5.30pm

September and October: Monday to Sunday: 10.00am to 5.00pm. The centre will remain open until 5.30pm on Bank and Public Holidays during the spring and summer months.

Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre

78 Ballydrain Road
BT23 6EA

Telephone

028 9187 4146

Email

info.castleespie@wwt.o...

Website

www.wwt.org.uk/castlee...

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Price

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Directions to Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre

The centre is located 2.5 miles from Comber on the Ballydrain Road, off the A22 Comber/Killyleagh Road.From Belfast follow the A22 towards Comber until you reach the roundabout. Turn right on to the A22 Comber/Killyleagh/Downpatrick road then turn first left at the Ballydrain Road.Free car parking is available at the centre.

Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre

78 Ballydrain Road
BT23 6EA

Telephone

028 9187 4146

Email

info.castleespie@wwt.o...

Website

www.wwt.org.uk/castlee...

Social Networking
Price

MIDRANGE

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Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre

78 Ballydrain Road
BT23 6EA

Telephone

028 9187 4146

Email

info.castleespie@wwt.o...

Website

www.wwt.org.uk/castlee...

Social Networking
Price

MIDRANGE

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Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre

78 Ballydrain Road
BT23 6EA

Telephone

028 9187 4146

Email

info.castleespie@wwt.o...

Website

www.wwt.org.uk/castlee...

Social Networking
Price

MIDRANGE

Events

Here Comes Santa

20 Dec 2014 ‐ 22 Dec 2014

Gudie in the Hide

21 Dec 2014

Boxing Day Walk

26 Dec 2014

Loose Thread Quilters Exhibition

3 Jan 2015 ‐ 1 Feb 2015

Nature Through Art

7 Feb 2015 ‐ 22 Mar 2015

Birdbox Building Workshop

14 Feb 2015 ‐ 15 Feb 2015

Wakey Wakey!

16 Feb 2015 ‐ 22 Feb 2015