WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre
Castle Espie Wetland Centre is situated 12 miles south east of Belfast on the shores of Strangford Lough.
Castle Espie Wetland Centre is packed with attractions including a mix of restored lagoons, woodland walks, grassland, salt marshes and reed beds already populated with Ireland's largest collection of water-birds.
Outdoors, a series of walks lead to The Sustainable Garden, the wildfowl collection area, The Crannog and Brent bird hides and the restored Limekiln Observatory, while a natural play area in the woods is great for the kids.
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Arrive by car:
The centre is located 2.5 miles from Comber on the Ballydrain Road, off the A22 Comber/Killyleagh Road.From Belfast follow the A22 towards Comber until you reach the roundabout. Turn right on to the A22 Comber/Killyleagh/Downpatrick road then turn first left at the Ballydrain Road. Free car parking is available at the centre.
• AA route planner to plan your route.
SatNav postcode is: BT23 6EA
Arrive By bus
The no 11 bus leaves Laganside Bus Centre in Belfast approximately every hour for the 25 minute journey to Comber. It is then a pleasant one hour walk or 10 minute taxi journey to the centre. (Please note that on Sundays buses run less frequently and depart from the Europa Bus Centre). More details and timetables here.