Castle Espie Wetland Centre

United Kingdom

Castle Espie, situated on the shores of Strangford Lough near Comber, County Down, is the newest WWT visitor centre and the Trust’s first in Ireland where it is being hailed as an international exemplar of best practice in habitat restoration, sustainable

The recent restoration of Castle Espie Wetland Centre was the most significant habitat improvement of its kind in Ireland and extended to saline lagoons, limestone grassland, salt marshes, reed beds and grassland for herbivorous wildfowl.

Species improvements include kingfisher banks, tern islands, otter dens, bat boxes, dragonfly and damselfly pools, wader scrapes and wader roosts.

The area has now become tidal meaning that water levels rise and fall with the lough and attract even more wildlife.

You can choose from a number of walks, from shore-side to woodland, and breathe in the tranquillity.

Castle Espie Wetland Centre's Content

Tuesday / 24 September 2013 1:44pm

Bird Ringing Event (28 & 29 September). Birds are queued for bling at Castle Espie !

Castle Espie Wetland Centre

WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre is offering a unique opportunity to witness some of the wonderful work the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) do;

Monday / 26 August 2013 2:35pm

Flying Solo Art Exhibition at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre

Castle Espie Wetland Centre

On Saturday 31 August at 2pm Castle Espie Art Gallery, will be opening the doors to a textile sculpture exhibition “Flying Solo”.

Thursday / 15 August 2013 12:09pm

August antics at Castle Espie from mini-beast hunting, den building to pond dipping and storytelling...

Castle Espie Wetland Centre

Join us for some August antics! Everyday we have a different experience on offer from pond dipping to storytelling, mini-beast hunting to den building, talks, walks plus show and tell activities.

Wednesday / 31 July 2013 9:10am

National Friendship Day - Bring a friend for free to Castle Espie Wetland Centre

Castle Espie Wetland Centre

Did you know that Sunday is National Friendship Day? To celebrate this social day, WWT is giving you the chance to bring a friend to Castle Espie Wetland Centre for free – it's a great place to come with friends.

Wednesday / 24 July 2013 4:32pm

Medieval Mayhem at Castle Espie (Sat 3 & Sun 4 August)

Castle Espie Wetland Centre

Join the world's most famous outlaw - Robin Hood and come dressed up as one of his merry mob for a weekend of medieval merriment at WWT Castle Espie Wetland centre. The event takes place on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August between 11am and 4pm each day.

Wednesday / 24 July 2013 4:26pm

Medieval Mayhem at Castle Espie (Sat 3 & Sun 4 August)

Castle Espie Wetland Centre

Join the world's most famous outlaw - Robin Hood and come dressed up as one of his merry mob for a weekend of medieval merriment at WWT Castle Espie Wetland centre. The event takes place on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August between 11am and 4pm each day.

Tuesday / 19 March 2013 1:46pm

Have a Cracking Easter at Castle Espie

Castle Espie Wetland Centre

Easter isn’t all about chocolate eggs wrapped in colourful foil, it’s also the time when Castle Espie Wetland Centre, on the shores of Strangford Lough comes alive.

Friday / 01 February 2013 1:11pm

Wetland Wildlife Weekend

Castle Espie Wetland Centre

want to have a bit of family fun but learn something crucial about the world around you at the same time? Then join us this weekend as we are hosting two days of fun talks. Come and meet a collection of reptiles, amphibians and creepy crawlies.

Saturday / 14 July 2012 4:13pm

Summer Fun at Castle Espie Wetland Centre

Castle Espie Wetland Centre

Summer is an exciting time at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, with so much to see and do. Why not bring the family along to enjoy a host of fantastic activities this July and August.

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VCSE

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  • Castle Espie