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Caerlaverock Wetland Centre

Discover a safe haven of wide open spaces bursting with wetland nature. Fill your lungs with fresh air, stretch your legs and get ready to explore our remote, wild wetland, whatever the weather.

Welcome

Get set for an adventure and enjoy 1400 acres of wetland paradise. See wildlife on the move as winter migration begins.

Please check the current Scottish Government advice before booking

We take safety seriously and have gone to great lengths to make WWT Caerlaverock a safe environment for our visitors, staff and volunteers. Please check the latest Scottish Government advice before travelling to visit us and help keep everyone safe.

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Your wetland centre

Get closer to nature than ever at Caerlaverock

This season's highlights

With wide-open spaces and wetlands full of the sights and sounds of thousands of waterbirds, there’s plenty to see.

Wild webcam

Watch our swancam during the day and badgercam at night. Watch online.

Stay with us

Our cosy farmhouse offers spectacular views and unforgettable wildlife experiences. Find out more.

Welcoming whoopers back

Winter migrants return, including wonderful whooper swans.

"Wildfowl Heaven! This reserve is a little gem! If you are going to south-west Scotland it is worth diverting from the main roads to find this haven for Barnacle Geese and Whooper Swans. The habitats include pasture, mudflats and saltmarsh and support a variety of waterfowl. The paths to the hides are flat and the going is easy. The staff were friendly and helpful."

- Caerlaverock visitor, Tripadvisor -

WWT is the charity that protects wetlands and wildlife

Your support, through visiting, membership or donation, is what makes this happen.

Thank you.