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Escape to the shores of Strangford Lough and uncover 60 adventure-filled acres of wetland wildlife waiting to be explored. Spring is a magical time at Castle Espie with tiny insects emerging from their hibernation, ducklings on their way and wildflowers starting to bloom.

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

Large numbers of black-headed gulls bed down for nesting season

Breath-taking vistas

Enjoy spectacular birds-eye views across Strangford Lough

Seek out some special places

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

Wetland wellbeing

Water has the power to calm and inspire us. Relax and take time to connect with nature.

A photographer’s dream

Take crisp close ups of birds and other wetland creatures against stunning wetland backdrops

Discover our wildlife

A world of wetland nature awaits you at Castle Espie Wetland Centre. With our mosaic of habitats, there’s always a star species on show.


WWT is the charity that protects wetlands and wildlife

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

Thank you.