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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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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.

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.

Peatlands Park, Dungannon

We invite you to come and explore Peatlands Park . This extensive park has a wilderness appeal. It is situated near the shores of Lough Neagh just off the MI at exit 13 south of Dungannon.

Crawfordsburn Country Park, Helen's Bay,

With two excellent beaches, spectacular scenery and views across Belfast Lough, tranquil walks through peaceful meadows and wooded glens and a stunning waterfall, Crawfordsburn Country Park provides a relaxing natural retreat.

The Ark Rare Breeds Open Farm, Newtownards

Set in forty acres of unspoiled countryside it is home to approximately 200 animals of all kinds - cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, goats, donkeys, alpacas, ponies and many more. All are so tame and friendly.

Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, Legnabrocky, Enniskillen

Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark is host to one of the finest show caves in Europe. Visitors are guided through a fascinating natural underworld while stunningly beautiful cave formations glisten all around. Prepare to be awe inspired.

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