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Belfast Lough RSPB Antrim

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An oasis of calm, a pocket-sized slice of countryside, a wildlife haven – all within 10 minutes of the centre of Belfast! On the harbour estate, a lagoon to create ideal conditions for birds. From the observation room you can see a wide variety of birds incredibly close to you – waders and ducks in autumn and winter, terns in summer. Special feeders attract a host of small birds year round.

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The reserve is located within Belfast Harbour Estate. Two main entrances lead into the harbour estate; both are signposted along the A2 (Belfast to Holywood dual carriageway). From the Dee Street entrance the reserve car park is a further two miles; from the Tillysburn entrance it is one mile.

Opening Times

Two outdoor hides are always open. Observation room is open Tuesday to Sunday 9 am-5 pm.


Information centre, Car park, Toilets, Disabled toilets, Group bookings accepted, Guided walks available, Remote location, Pushchair friendly

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