Due to coronavirus restrictions, Castle Espie is closed until Friday 11 December. Find out more.

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Plan your visit

Everything you need to know for a great day out. From directions and opening times to where to eat and drink or pick up a gift or souvenir to take home. Start planning your visit here.


We’re carefully managing the total number of people who visit on any one day to help keep everyone safe. Everyone must book online in advance (including WWT members and under 4s), so we can give you the best possible day out.

Eat, drink, shop

We've tasty treats and refreshing drinks to fuel your wetland adventures. The gift shop stocks a wide range of wildlife and “green” books, bird feeders/boxes, children’s gifts, cards and stationery, jewellery and a selection of unusual and interesting gift items, including a range of Fair trade goods and work by local crafts people and artists.

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We hope you have a great day with us

Our Wetland Centres are designed to give you an unforgettable experience getting close to nature. Your safety is paramount, as is the safety of the wildlife at our Wetland Centres. To ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable day, we have terms and conditions of entry that everyone needs to observe. Read our terms.