WWT Castle Espie
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Great fun for all ages. My grandchildren love feeding the wildfowl - exotic and rare breeds. Good cafe and indoor play area.
You can pay to walk around the duck ponds and wetlands, or just grab a coffee with a great view of the wetlands. I also used to park here and go on some great road runs
Set on the shores of the stunning Strangford Lough where almost the entire world’s population of Brent Geese resides during the winter months. Three times award winning Castle Espie is a tranquil and friendly centre for all the family.
Collection of wildfowl from around the world including breeding NeNe fromm Hawaii; bird hides overlooking Strangford Lough where thousands of wild Brent Geese can be viewed in winter; excellent cafe; great kids play area.
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“Rowallane Garden is a special place for you to enjoy a great day out. It is one of the most beautiful gardens to visit in Northern Ireland and is often described as a hidden gem. A mix of formal and informal garden spaces are waiting to be explored. Journey through the garden and discover the secret worlds within the world apart. Whatever the season there's always something new to see Spring: Magnificent display of Rhododendrons, Azaleas, bulbs and herbaceous plants. Summer: Stunning colour in walled garden (Hypericum, Viburnum, shrub roses); Primulas, Meconopsis and ferns in Rock Garden Wood; wild flower meadows rich with orchids. Autumn: Scarlet and gold tree foliage, many with berries attractive to wild birds Winter: As other plants start to hibernate, a range of scented winter shrubs come to life. • Garden retains natural landscape of surrounding area • Dazzling variety of rare trees and shrubs from many parts of the world • Spectacular azaleas and rhododendrons • Notable natural Rock Garden Wood with Primulas, Meconopsis and shade loving plants • Several areas managed as wildflower meadows”
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“Murlough National Nature Reserve is a fragile 6000 year old sand dune system owned by the National Trust and managed as Ireland’s first Nature Reserve since 1967. It is an excellent area for walking and bird watching due to its spectacular location at the edge of Dundrum Bay and the Mourne Mountains. It offers the best and most extensive example of dune heath within Ireland, a network of paths and boardwalks through the dunes, woodland and heath with an array of butterflies and wild flowers. One of 22 butterfly species, the Marsh Fritillary, is of European importance. The reserve is internationally important for wintering wildfowl and waders as well as a haul-out site for Common and Grey seals. There is evidence of human habitation from Neolithic times, through the Bronze Age to the present day and access to one of the finest beaches in County Down, complete with stunning panoramic views of the Mountains of Mourne sweeping down to the sea. There is a self-guided nature walk and additional guided walks and volunteer events throughout the year. The Trust maintains coastal and mountain paths for hikers to Slieve Donard, Northern Ireland’s much loved highest mountain, and neighbouring Slieve Commedagh. The walks offer spectacular scenery and access up to the Mourne Wall and into the Inner Mournes. The Mourne Coastal Footpath stretches for a mile and a half south of the historic site of Bloody Bridge. From Bloody Bridge you can follow the intriguingly named Brandy Pad, an ancient smuggler’s route from the shore into the heart of the mountains. There are 1300 acres of upland, comprised principally of dry and wet heath and acid grasslands, home to rare montane lichen communities. Visitor facilities include – Nature reserve, coast, country walk, access for visitors with disabilities, suitable for picnics, learning opportunities. Dogs welcome on leads. ”
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“Delamont is just a short run from the Quoile Cottage (5 minute drive) and is a great spot for families in particular! The park features a huge adventure playground, walking trails, a fresh air gym, boat trips, a cafe, bbq area, train ride and toilet facilities. (please note there will be Covid-19 restrictions in place) We love taking the kids to Delamont and when they're little there are still walks they can do without too many complaints about tired legs! Admission is paid per vehicle.”
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“Gorgeous Deli with great food & local produce served with a warm hello & a smile. Closed on Mondays.”
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