is a wetland
reserve managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
(WWT) at Castle Espie
on the banks of Strangford Lough
, Northern Ireland
. It is part of the Strangford Lough Ramsar Site
. It provides an overwintering site for almost the entire population of Pale-bellied Brent Geese
.The "Castle" which gave the reserve its name no longer exists.
In addition to the reserve the site contains a Coffee shop, gift and book shop, an exhibition area, hides
, woodland walks, guided walks for groups (by prior arrangement), events and activities, free parking, and a picnic area. However dogs are not allowed in WWT Centres except guide dogs.
WWT Castle Espie is located on Strangford Lough, three miles south of Comber and thirteen miles south-east of Belfast. Signposted from the A22 Comber-Killyleagh-Downpatrick road.