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WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre

#1 of 6 things to do in Comber Features Animals
78 Ballydrain Road, Comber BT23 6EA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9187 4146
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Wonderful day out.

Went here as I'd heard it was really good and I love photography as dies my friend. There was so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kinglyshygirl
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An amazing , educational place for young and old

We were very impressed with the staff- offering information on the birds, recent sightings and... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
frankst
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Dromana, Australia
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78 Ballydrain Road, Comber BT23 6EA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here as I'd heard it was really good and I love photography as dies my friend. There was so much to see and something for the whole family. I will definitely be back.

Thank Kinglyshygirl
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We were very impressed with the staff- offering information on the birds, recent sightings and information on the wetland area. It was lovely to see many young children interacting with the birds and learning about nature. Well done . It was a joy to walk...More

Thank frankst
MMM3103, Marketing and Communications Manager at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi frankst, Thank you so much for this lovely review - I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the staff as I know they will be delighted to hear that they were part of the reason why you enjoyed your visit....More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

We have visited the centre 5 or 6 times over the years. In recent years the facilities at have been improved and its not just a place for birding/bird spotting, but it is a place where 'nature' is the main attraction. Normally June is a...More

Thank GHBoxer
MMM3103, Marketing and Communications Manager at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Hi GHBoxer Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to Castle Espie - feedback is very important to us and we really appreciate you taking the time to write such a thorough review. Firstly, please allow me to apologise that...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Had a great day and my two young boys had so much fun and found loads to do ,well maintained and very clean,had coffee in courtyard and boys had fun playing with the toys, overall well worth a visit.More

Thank hussar_11
MMM3103, Marketing and Communications Manager at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Hi hussar_11 Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Castle Espie - feedback is very important to us and we always love hearing about people's days out here. I am delighted that you all enjoyed your visit and that the kids...More

Reviewed 26 May 2017

visited here this morning, last time I was there they were only starting to expand. Can definitely recommend castle espie for a visit. Very informative for all ages and lovely stop of places to just sit and enjoy the scenery. Very large place and plenty...More

Thank joanneswindle
MMM3103, Marketing and Communications Manager at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hi joanneswindle Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Castle Espie, I am delighted to see that you enjoyed your visit. We always love to hear from people who haven't been in a while and the changes you have noticed on...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017

Unless you're a birdwatching enthusiast this may have limited appeal. Beyond the initial entrance ponds there was little to see when we went. It possibly didn't help that the duck hatchery was closed. Its definately worth a visit if questionably worth the entrance fee. Sensory...More

Thank Murph976
MMM3103, Marketing and Communications Manager at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Hi Murph976 Thank you for taking the time to review you visit to Castle Espie - feedback is very important to us. Our duckery is currently under construction, which is why it is unfortunately closed to the public at the moment. I am sorry if...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Visited recently with my family including 5-year old twins - we had a great time - entrance fee a little pricey but we had an amazing day. Lots to see and plenty of picnic places throughout the site - lovely wishing tree and play forest....More

Thank coffeetime93
MMM3103, Marketing and Communications Manager at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Hi coffeetime93 Thanks for taking the time to write us this lovely review - feedback is very important to us and we love hearing about people's days out at the centre. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

Called on May Day. Place was very busy as it was such a beautiful day. Went into cafe and had the worst cup of coffee and muffin ever. The tables weren't cleared, plates of half eaten food which should have been removed. Such a shame...More

Thank shashajor
MMM3103, Marketing and Communications Manager at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Hi shashajor Thank you for taking the time to write this review - feedback is extremely important to us, so we really appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your experience. I would like to pass on my sincerest apologies that you did...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Visited with granddaughter, although have been many times before with daughters and couldn't wait to return with them and their children. Always something of interest going on and the number of different birds on show is amazing and they are quite tame and are easy...More

Thank Robert C
MMM3103, Marketing and Communications Manager at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Hi Robert C Thank you for taking the time to write this review - feedback is very important to us and we love to hear about people's days out! It is fantastic to hear that you and your family have had many happy memories here,...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Spent Sunday morning here with my family. Good food for breakfast and decent value. Entry seemed steep but once in there's so muck to do and look at that I'd recommend a visit to anyone.More

Thank Davidwilliamss1
MMM3103, Marketing and Communications Manager at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Hi Davidwilliamss1 Thanks so much for taking the time to review us - I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. As we are a charity, entry prices can be a little higher than the norm, but this goes towards the essential conservation...More

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Pr4da
31 October 2016|
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Response from MMM3103 | Property representative |
Hi Pr4da - admission costs vary depending on age etc. - here is a list of all costs. The more expensive of each option is admission with gift aid, but that is not essential; Adult: £8.20 or £7.45 Concession (65... More
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