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Nature Reserves

Northern Ireland is blessed with natural assets- and we want everyone to appreciate them.  Natures Reserves across Northern Ireland provide a haven for wildlife and habitats with breathtaking scenery and sounds. 

From Kebble Nature Reserve at Rathlin Island, just off the coast of County Antrim to Castle Archdale in County Fermanagh visitors are enticed by the natural beauty and outstanding array of wildlife.

Experience a sighting of Guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes as they raise their young on the bare ledges of the cliffs at Kebble Nature reserve during May to July.  Iconic Puffins can also be found here nesting deep within the cliff grassland. 

The Nature Reserves also attract a wide range of other animals such as ducks, snipe, grebes, coots and common seals can also be spotted in various locations throughout the province.  

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Fort Evergreen Children's Play Fort & Animal Farm, Warrenpoint, Newry

Fort Evergreen is the only play fort of its kind in Ireland, exciting slides, tunnels, climbing wall and rope bridges structured within a safe but exhilarating wooden fort.

Tollymore Forest Park, Newcastle

Oak wood from Tollymore Forest Park was used for the interiors of the White Star liners which included the Titanic. A walk along the Shimna River is marked by many curiosities, natural and artificial - rocky outcrops, bridges, grottos and caves.

Prehen Wood, Londonderry/Derry

A wood for all seasons providing year round enjoyment for thousands of visitors. Spring brings an amazing array of woodland flowers, only matched by autumn's stunning colour. Visitors may even catch a glimpse of some special wild inhabitants.

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Antrim, Northern Ireland, Ballintoy, Ballycastle

Carrick-a-Rede boasts unrivalled coastal scenery and an exhilarating rope bridge experience accessed by a short coastal footpath. On the way, there are wonderful vantage points to stop and take in the natural beauty.

The Torpedo Platform, Antrim

The Torpedo Platform in Antrim Bay can be viewed from Antrim Lough Shore Park. It was constructed during the early years of the Second World War.

Mullenakill & Annagariff Wood Nature Reserves, Dungannon

Mullenakill and Annagariff Wood Nature Reserves are located at Peatlands Park and are home to a wide variety of plant and animal life.

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