Get front row seats to awe-inspiring nature with a range of bird hides and viewpoints across the reserve.

Limekiln Observatory

A modern take on an old building, the Limekiln Observatory housed the kiln when the site was a brick-and-lime works at the end of the Victorian era. Plus, with breath-taking views across Strangford Lough, the Limekiln Observatory is an ideal spot for history and wildlife lovers alike.

Brent Discovery Hide

This hide offers views of three different habitats so you can make the most of the spectacular wildlife around the reserve. It has a brilliant vantage point for viewing wildlife on Strangford Lough – including 90% of the world’s population of light-bellied Brent geese that venture here in the autumn. With bird ID guides and illustrations covering the walls, this is a perfect spot for families and beginner birders.