Castle Espie Wetlands Centre






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Enjoy a visit to a nature reserve where abundant species thrive in spectacular habitats.
  • Get closer to nature and learn about some of the world’s most threatened wildfowl species

  • See Ireland’s only environmental art-space sculptors, craftspeople and photographers’ works

  • Explore the woodlands and coastal walks with a panoramic view of Belfast City on the way

Wildlife and green architecture

Visit a 60-acre nature reserve, home to Ireland’s largest population of native and exotic water birds, migrant birds and otters. Explore the habitats and shore-view walks and scan for wildlife. Look out for the Light-bellied Brent Geese and the colourful Kingfisher. The Visitor Centre boasts Ireland’s only environmental art gallery and hosts a diverse exhibition of art. The buildings in Castle Espie are made of sustainable materials.

Practical information

  • Language: English.

  • Remarks/requirements: We recommend that guests wear warm, layered, waterproof clothing and comfortable non-slip walking shoes. 

  • Walking information: At guest’s discretion. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.