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Portrush Countryside Centre

Address: 8 Bath Road, Portrush BT56 8AP, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-7082-3600
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Ranked #9 of 18 Attractions in Portrush
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks

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English first
Coleraine, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

I was disappointed the last time I visited this place as it has totally changed. I remember there used to be a dark room in years gone by that had tanks with blue lobsters and conger eels. There was also a tank with lots of sea horses. The only thing that remains from before is the "rock pool". It's a... More 

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Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A trip to the country side centre doesnt take very long but its good to pop in to if the weathers bad or if you have an interest in portrush history and sea life.

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hampshire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Fantastic place & FREE. Video of the sea floor inhabitants & plants. Cool fish tanks & rock pool. Old historic photographs of portrush & local area. Area for kids to color in or read books, nice displays & very helpful staff. Definately worth a visit, we had 3 family generations who thought it was very interesting.

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Northern Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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