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Belfast Lough Nature Reserve

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Address: Belfast Harbour Estate, Belfast BT3 9ED, Northern Ireland
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Staycation July2016

Our family of 4, staycation began at the Titanic and Nomadic, then moved a couple of miles down the Lough to Belfast's WOW, as members of the RSPB, entrance was free, the staff... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2016
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Our family of 4, staycation began at the Titanic and Nomadic, then moved a couple of miles down the Lough to Belfast's WOW, as members of the RSPB, entrance was free, the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable, we enjoyed observing families of birds,ducks, rabbits,swans, ponies and butterflies, truly magic. We visited at high tide, and were not disappointed!!

Thank NoelleHBelfast
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Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

I always start from a position of wanting to give Belfast attractions a positive review. I grew up here and delight in sharing how far we have come and what we have to offer. Sadly, I resent giving this attraction even 1 star. Perhaps it has something to offer dedicated bird watchers but I don't know what. There is a... More 

2 Thank Tim G
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

My partner sadly was working over Christmas being free thought I would visit , having passed the lodge many time. Spending good couple of hours Belfast window on the lough. Exactly what it said on the sign !! WOW !! Window on wildlife . Nestling in the heart of the Belfast Harbour Estate, on the Airport side. Purfect home for... More 

1 Thank Chris C
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

beautiful area, lovely walks and great for a nice long winters day walk. If you time it right then you can see some gorgeous sunsets. I loved my walks along the shores of the Lough, just remember your midge cream in the height of summer.

Thank cwodavids
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 July 2015

Surrounded by the urban thrawl and industry, Belfast Harbour Lough is a great palce to view wildlife. Newly renevated, the centre is fantastic Window on Wildlife. The outer hides though could have been designed better. They are open to the air, windows dont open and can be hard to see through with optics. Other than that its a great place.

1 Thank Naturemad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Amazing to see what goes on in the heart of the city that most people don't know about! After their recent refurb, the Nature reserve (now named Belfast Window on Wildlife) is an amazing resource, for both avid bird watchers and the general public. I highly recommend a visit!

Thank Lisa S
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 May 2015

What a fantastic new wildlife centre in the city! I loved that there were scopes and binoculars on hand to use and the very friendly volunteers to tell me what I was looking at (like the title of this review!). Parking was easy. A great place to spend an hour or so.

Thank porte2uk
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2015 via mobile

I took my two girls for a walk this afternoon. It was blustery but surprisingly this did not blow the birds away!! It's a great place for exercise and to see some different birds,kids loved it.

Thank BelfastFoodTravelMan
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

We arrived in Belfast an hour too early to even check in for our flight, and since we were RSPB members, decided to pop along. It's a real pity you can't check in from there, since it would out do any airline lounge by a country mile! We were only there 45 mintes, but saw loads of birds from behind... More 

Thank Simon J
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

All you need is sunshine and a place for a rest stop and you're good to go. very soothing and great walk

Thank Frances-Anne G

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