We remain open and are following the latest government advice. We ask that our supporters adhere to local guidelines to help keep everyone safe. Our café is offering take away service at the moment. Find out more and book online before visiting.

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Castle Espie 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 extraordinary wetland paradise, whatever the weather!

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!

Magical memories

Enjoy handfeeding our friendly ducks and geese

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.