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Belfast's Window on Wildlife

#119 of 226 things to do in Belfast Features Animals
191-195 Airport Road West, Belfast BT3 9ED, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9046 1458
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Nothing not to like

We were greeted by the warden and a volunteer called Steve who made us most welcome. There is a... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
Mike B
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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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... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2016
NoelleHBelfast
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Belfast
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At Belfast's Window on Wildlife you'll be amazed at the diversity of wildlife thriving just 10 minutes from the city centre. Come along to the visitor centre to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and see a huge variety of wildlife up close. Over 200 different species of bird have been recorded here, along with lots of butterflies, mammals, fish and plants. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions and help you use the binoculars and telescopes. Then why nit visit one of our outdoor hides to get a different perspective on this special place? We manage the lagoon to create ideal conditions for wildlife: look out for wading birds ad ducks in autumn and winter, and for breeding terns in summer. During your visit you may also catch a glimpse of our konik ponies, which graze the land, helping to create the right conditions for wading birds, such as lapwings to breed.
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8 Jun 2017
“Nothing not to like”
12 Jul 2016
“Staycation July2016”
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191-195 Airport Road West, Belfast BT3 9ED, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We were greeted by the warden and a volunteer called Steve who made us most welcome. There is a lovely atmosphere in the centre where everone is so friendly. Many species of birds were evident within a very short time which made the visit extra...More

1  Thank Mike B
Reviewed 12 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,...More

Thank NoelleHBelfast
Reviewed 21 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...More

3  Thank Tim G
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...More

1  Thank Chris C
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
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...More

1  Thank Naturemad
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...More

Thank Lisa S
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...More

Thank porte2uk
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.

1  Thank BelfastFoodTravelMan
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank Simon J
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