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Castle Espie Wetland Centre, County Down

Zoos, Animal Parks and Nature Reserves

Get up close to our wonderful wildlife, marine life and bird life at top attractions around Northern Ireland, or simply enjoy a a stroll and relax at one of our many nature reserves. 

Spend a day at Belfast Zoo, which provides a safe haven to over 1,000 animals and 150 species, or feed the ducks, geese and swans at Castle Espie Wetland Centre on the shores of Strangford Lough.  You can also pet the cuddly animals at one of our many open farms or learn about our incredible fish life at Riverwatch Aquarium in Derry~Londonderry.

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WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, Comber, Newtownards

Ireland's largest collection of ducks, geese and swans. Viewing from hides, waterfowl gardens, woodland walks. Extended gardens and woodlands with a gift shop, home made food, art gallery and coffee shop.

Crom Estate, Newtownbutler, Enniskillen

Set on the shores of Upper Lough Erne in County Fermanagh, Crom is one of Ireland's most important nature conservation areas.

Phils Farm, Tassagh, Armagh

Phil’s Farm is the biggest and most diverse animal farm in Northern Ireland. We are pleased to announce that, due to overwhelming demand, we are now open for group visits. We are open seven days a week from 09:00 to 18:00.

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.

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, 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.

Castle Ward House and Demesne, Strangford, Downpatrick

This 18th century house has two distinctly different facades, Classical and Gothic. The beautiful 820 acre walled demesne overlooks Strangford Lough. A fascinating mix of family history, leisure pursuits, events and industrial heritage.

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