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Portrush Countryside Centre

8 Bath Road, Portrush BT56 8AP, Northern Ireland
44-28-7082-3600
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Ranked #11 of 17 attractions in Portrush
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Most recent review
- Jul 5, 2014
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English first
Northern Ireland
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Worth a visit on a wet or cold day in Portrush. Kids loved the rock pool and the fish tanks. Activity table for kids to colour in, explore or read a book. Most importantly its free.

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Portrush, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

we take our grandkids at least one a month . its free which is always a bonus. the staff take time to explain what is in the pool any displays that are on. they run fossil hunts in the rock pools just outside always something new. there is a children's area rosemarie

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Senior Contributor
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23 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

not a lot to see but what there is to see is quite good,love the pond with all the fish and the room with the documentaries,staff very knowledgeable and it is free which is always a plus.

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Portstewart, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The Best place to go before you go and explore the sea shore if you've never been before. The Staff are extremely knowledgable and very friendly and allow you to handle some of their sea creatures e.g sea cucumber,clams and starfish all on different days I may add. A small area for young children to colour in free pictures of... More

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Senior Contributor
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16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

I was in portrush on 5th august the weather was great. this wildlife centre has been there for years. it has stuffed birds and fishes in tanks. Its intresting. yes its small but sure its free in.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

not a lot to see but what was there was interesting. The facts about the rubbish that is thrown on the beach and sea was interesting and should have been bigger to make people more aware. Toilet not great.

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co.tyrone
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18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Went here after we were blew away at Ramore Head. Lovely rock pool and fish tanks to view. Books for kids to read and info panels to read. Staff chatted away to each other about eco matters but did tell us some interesting facts about sea life. Not alot else to do but good way to pass an hr plus... More

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Killyleagh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

What else is their to say. Oh! They call it "The Portrush Coastal Zone" now. If you like stuffed birds, whale bones and simple minded, moralistic environmentalism then this is the place for you. As we all know, Portrush is a wet place, this is a good, free place to take the children when it's wet. Not exciting but remember... More

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Hong Kong, China
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27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012 via mobile

Just a quick visit with information provided on the plants animals and fish around the port. I used to visit this place as a kid, sure brought back some memories, great place. Worth a vist and surrounding areas have been nicely developed.

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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

Great centre for families, Educational with very informative staff if you want to be shown around, my kids love the rock pool & the big tank of rays. Great way to spend a few hours in portrush & it's free

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