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Heritage and Nature Tour: Sustainable Showcase

Castle Espie, 78 Ballydrain Road, Comber, County Down, BT23 6EA
Castle Espie Thatched lookout


Join la ocal expert tour guide from Sustainable Journeys Ireland on a dander around Castle Espie and learn about the fascinating history and heritage of this site on the shores of Strangford Lough. Listen to the beautiful birdsong and enjoy the opportunity to get close to Ireland’s largest collection of native and exotic birds, ducks and geese. Enjoy amazing stories of life on and around the lough through the centuries as you drink in the beauty all around you.

For only £7.50 you get a one hour guided tour, access to all areas of Castle Espie including an environmental art exhibition where you might like to purchase work by a local artist. There is also a café and gift shop.

Tour commences at 1.30pm. Please arrive by 1.15pm. Wear comfortable walking shoes and wear/bring warm clothing. Suitable for people of all fitness levels and none.

Support an environmental charity today -the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.

Ticket only costs £7.50 Normal entry fee for an adult is £9.70

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16+ | Children must be accompanied by an adult | Individual wireless audio units and disposable earphones will be provided | Current Covid restrictions will apply.

You will be joining AND Sustainable Giants – Green Tourism Network member – Castle Espie. The AND Sustainable Giants is a passionate group of tourism providers committed to sustainable and green tourism practices. These local people care deeply about this place, and constantly strive to operate in ways that reduce negative impact on the environment. This green tourism network members build sustainability into their everyday business practices helping to preserve and protect the planet now and for future generations to enjoy.

All reduced rates in the Sustainable Showcase are facilitated through funding from the Live Here Love Here’s Climate Challenge Fund, where schools, local councils, community and youth groups and businesses across Northern Ireland benefitted from grants to help put their climate knowledge into action. 

Funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund, the scheme made £200,000 available for projects that introduced climate action into local communities.

For further information on the Climate Challenge Fund, visit 

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Ticket£7.50 per ticket

All reduced rates in the Sustainable Showcase are facilitated through funding from the Live Here Love Here’s Climate Challenge Fund

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