The Limekiln Observatory is a modern take on an old building which used to house the kiln when the site was a brick and lime works at the end of the Victorian era.

The Limestone Pavilion has an interactive learning zone indoors and is built complete with a climbing wall on one of the exterior walls. The structure was erected using hempcrete which allows the wall to breathe.

The Brent Discovery Hide offers the best vantage point for viewing wildlife on Strangford Lough. This hide boasts three different vistas from which to make the most of the stunning views and abundance of wildlife.

Up to 95% of the world’s population of light-bellied brent geese over-winter on the lough just in front of the site and other migrating and native species can be seen at most times of the day.

Strangford Lough is an area of international importance and great beauty, with eelgrass beds and a wide variety of wildfowl and waders including shelduck, shoveler, redshank, godwit and plover.