Nearby Attractions Print

We are fortunate to be surrounded by a large number of Natural Trust properties and nature reserves.

1. WWT – Castle Espie (3 miles)
Castle Espie Wetland Centre is set on the shores of the stunning Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland where almost the entire population of Light-bellied Brent Geese reside during the winter months.

2. National Trust – Rowallane Garden (8 miles)
A true plantsman's garden in an informal style – with trees, shrubs and plants from around the world.

3. Ulster Wildlife Trust – Ballydyan (8 miles)
With two different parts, half of the reserve is mature ash and some scrub and the other half is a grassland with some wetland areas. It is an incredible place for birds and in spring there are many interesting butterflies.

4. National Trust – Mount Stewart House and Garden (12 miles)
One of Northern Ireland's most popular National Trust properties with a celebrated landscaped park voted European Garden of Inspiration 2003, and dramatic views across Strangford Lough from the Temple of the Winds.

5. National Trust – Castle Ward (22 miles)
A dramatic setting overlooking Strangford Lough with woodland, lakeside and parkland walks offering stunning viewpoints.

6. Tollymore Forest Park (29 miles)
For the student of garden follies, Tollymore is a rare treat: a barn dressed up to look like a church, stone cones atop gate piers and gothic-style gate arches all show the influence of that highly individualistic designer, Thomas Wright of Durham (1711-1786).