Castle Espie Wetland Centre (WWT)

Castle Espie Wetland Centre (WWT) 2-for-1 entry

Get one free entry with one full-paying adult, with your Gardeners’ World Magazine 2-for-1 entry card. Valid at 416 gardens.

With spectacular views across Strangford Lough, this 60-acre wetland reserve offers extensive walks through a range of natural habitats, including woodlands, reed beds and meadows, set around a series of ponds and tidal lagoons. Keep your eyes peeled for the huge diversity of birds and other native wildlife. You can also explore the heritage apple orchard. It’s a great place to spot waders, as well as teals, wigeons and shelducks. The site also offers a diverse range of wildlife habitats, including otter dens and kingfisher banks. Look out over the estuary for the aptly named lapwing, with its distinctive flight and familiar ‘peewit’ call. Kids can also get closer to nature by exploring the Wildwood, attempting the climbing wall and venturing into the secret swamp.

Check before you travel

Before setting off, always check the garden’s website or call direct for up-to-date opening times and other ticket price options, and any one-off restrictions which may apply.

Always take your 2-for-1 Gardens card with you. If you’ve pre-booked your tickets under the 2-for-1 Gardens offer, show your card on the day to validate the booking.

Please don’t make multiple pre-bookings or share your 2-for-1 Gardens card – card misuse will invalidate your discount claim at the garden.

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Using your 2-for-1 card at Castle Espie Wetland Centre (WWT)

  • One free entry with one full-paying adult
  • 2-for-1 Saving: £9.70

Opening details:

Open all year

Entry prices:

OFFER: Whole property: 2-for-1 £9.70


Parking spaces
Access for disabled (partial)
Plants / produce for sale
Light refreshment
Hot food
Picnic area
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78 Ballydrain Road, Co Down, BT23 6EA – Directions