Belfast & Northern Ireland

WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre

  78 Ballydrain Rd, Comber, Co. Down      (+44) (0)28 9187 4146     more than a year ago
Set on the tranquil shores of Strangford Lough, Ireland's only Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust centre is a picturesque panorama of estuary views, tidal lagoons and woodland walks. Begin your adventure at the visitor centre, with its Loughshore Cafe, gift shop and ever-changing art gallery. Plenty of eco-friendly features reflect its green tourism mantra and exhibits pave the way for your outdoor odyssey.

A duckery, reconstructed crannog dwelling, bird hide, fantastic new observatory and indoor and outdoor children's play areas make it a fun-filled, family-friendly day out. And October's annual Arctic migration of virtually the world's entire population of Brent Geese guarantees a particularly amazing spectacle. Seasonal events such as Bat Nights, Pond Dipping and Birdwatches keep wildlife fans flocking back for more.


Guarded parking


May-Aug Mon-Fri 10:00 - 17:00, Sat & Sun 17:30, March-April and Sept & Oct daily 10:00 - 17:00, Nov-Feb daily 10:00 - 16:30. Also open until 17:30 Spring & Summer Bank and Public Holidays.

Price/Additional Info

Adult £7.75, Conc. £5.95, 4-16 £3.80, 2+2 £20.90, U4 free. Price incl. Gift Aid voluntary donation. Group rates available.


Connect via social media
google sign in button
Leave a comment using your email This e-mail address is not valid
Please enter your name*

Please share your location

Enter your message*
Put our app in your pocket
This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here. AGREE