Greylag geese on the shores of Strangford Lough

Birds, biodiversity and heritage at Castle Espie conservation centre


2 hours

Tour Type

Walking tour

Tour Size

Maximum of 18

Castle Espie is located in an idyllic setting on the western shore of Strangford Lough, away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. A tranquil haven where you can immerse yourself in nature and dander along the many metres of easy walking tracks keeping an eye out for exotic birds while listening to the call of seabirds such as the famous Brent Geese. On this tour you will have the opportunity to reconnect with nature and learn about how this once industrial site has been transformed into a centre of excellence for sustainability practice.

Greylag geese on the shores of Strangford Lough

Very interesting tour, in particular the folklore aspect of the trees and plants. The centre would be ideal for bringing school groups to give them an environmental education experience. Great location on the shores of Strangford Lough.

Anne & John, Louth

Highlights on this walking tour include:

  • Get up close to Ireland’s largest collection of native and exotic birds
  • Listen to the call of the seabirds while dandering along on easy walking tracks
  • Learn about the legends and folklore associated with the wild plants and trees on site.
  • Lakes, hides, observatory and orchard at this spacious outdoor nature haven
  • Café, nature -themed shop and art gallery
  • Managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Charity


Tours for groups by arrangement

By Appointment

Departure point:

Visitor Centre, Castle Espie, 78, Ballydrain Road, Comber, Newtownards, County Down

Group Bookings:
Discount rate available for groups of 10 or more people.  Please contact us for more information.

When booking, PLEASE SPECIFY THE DATE you wish to go on the tour in the checkout “order notes.”
The list of available dates for this tour can be found in our Tour Schedule.

Birds, biodiversity and heritage at Castle Espie conservation centre


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