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Castle Espie Wetland Centre

The leaves are turning and our wetlands are bustling with the arrival of migratory birds. Join us and immerse yourself in the beauty of autumn, come rain or shine!

Welcome

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.

Your wetland centre

Get closer to nature than ever at Castle Espie

This season's highlights

With wide-open spaces and wetlands full of the sights and sounds of nature, there's plenty to see and do.

Adventure awaits

Explore our outdoor Wildwood adventure play area!

Wildlife specials

Keep an eye out for exciting sightings. We recently had our first ever visit from a cattle egret.

Breath-taking vistas

Enjoy spectacular birds-eye views across Strangford Lough

"Castle Espie is really a sanctuary for all… the team have created a space which allows for all our needs to be met. A safe and inviting space that enables all of us to stop, listen and reconnect with the things that really matter in life. That is the true beauty of the Castle Espie"

- Castle Espie visitor, via JustGiving -

WWT is the charity that protects wetlands and wildlife

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

Thank you.