The Kingfisher kitchen café is currently closed. We will be offering complimentary tea and coffee to our visitors during this time. We hope to reopen soon, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Due to government requirements, there won’t be hand-feeding birds for a while. Thank you for understanding.

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Welcome to

Castle Espie Wetland Centre

Discover 60 acres of wetland nature on the shores of Strangford Lough. Get set for an autumn adventure and see wildlife on the move as winter migration begins.

Book your visit

For peace of mind, reserve your tickets and pay in advance online.

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Explore the wetlands and get closer to nature

Things to see and do

There's plenty to see and do at Castle Espie Wetland Centre, here are a few of our favourites...

Wetland superstars

Meet Northern Ireland's largest collection of native and exotic ducks and geese from around the world

Dramatic displays

Countless numbers of wildfowl, including thousands of brent geese, pattern the Strangford Lough skies and waters

Seek out some special places

Discover our sparkling lakes, ponds and the wildlife that call them home

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WWT is the charity that protects wetlands and wildlife

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

Thank you.