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RSPB Belfast's Window on Wildlife

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191-195 Airport Road West, Belfast BT3 9ED, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9046 1458
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Window on Wildlife Indeed

Right in the middle of the busy Belfast Harbour area is a small but very important nature reserve... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nicholas D
Great little nature reserve a short ride from central Belfast

Very friendly and helpful staff and volunteers at this small RSPB reserve just 15 min. by bus... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Edo Z
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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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191-195 Airport Road West, Belfast BT3 9ED, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right in the middle of the busy Belfast Harbour area is a small but very important nature reserve known as the "Window On Wildlife". During the summertime the small lagoon is host to thousands of seabirds which include species such as common tern, artic tern,...More

1  Thank Nicholas D
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Very friendly and helpful staff and volunteers at this small RSPB reserve just 15 min. by bus from/to Titanic quarter (mind you there are no buses on weekends, so the same distance will take 50 minutes on foot mostly through a very drab industrial area)....More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Visited area New Years Day 2018 during and after rainy squall...loch choppy, framed side to side by v vibrant double rainbows and a rare sight at this time of the year, some 40 oyster catchers, very hungry and feeding on worms on grassy patch by...More

Thank sheila b
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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at RSPB Belfast's Window on Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thanks for this lovely review and vibrant description of your visit to WOW - what a great start to your year!

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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

2  Thank Mike B
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Reviewed 13 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

1  Thank NoelleHBelfast
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Reviewed 22 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

4  Thank Tim G
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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

2  Thank Chris C
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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.

1  Thank cwodavids
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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

2  Thank Naturemad
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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
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Doreen17b
23 January 2018|
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Response from Kathryn C | Property representative |
Hi Doreen, Thanks for your question. At the visitor centre there are no steps but slight incline between car park and visitor centre. There are accessible spaces in the car park.Doors manually open inward and there is tiled... More
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Doreen17b
23 January 2018|
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Response from Kathryn C | Property representative |
Hi Doreen, We are unable to add website links here in answer to questions but if you go to the RSPB website and search for Belfast's Window on Wildlife you will see there is a pdf under Accessibility with all of the... More
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