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Castle Espie

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Address: 78 Ballydrain Rd, Comber BT23 6EA, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 0289 1874146
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Oh Duck it - let's go for a walk

OK - apologies for the terrible title. Although we've been hee a number of times - I've never bothered with a review. We love going for a walk here, and our daughter loves... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Gordon M
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Saintfield, United Kingdom
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Saintfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

OK - apologies for the terrible title. Although we've been hee a number of times - I've never bothered with a review. We love going for a walk here, and our daughter loves feeding the ducks. We normally use the PERKS card (buy one entry get one free) which makes it even better, and under 4's are free! On arrival... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I've bee to Castle Espie many times. It's easy to fin as the brown signs are well positioned. At the site there is a good quality cafe but you are also allowed to take a picnik too. There is a soft play area and lots of opportunity to learn while having fun. There are good walks with plenty of interesting... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Staff very helpful and polite. Great buzz around the duck ponds with some ducklings on parade ! Nice walks and good play area for children .. My only comment for improvement would be the coffee.

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Moira, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Wife and I went for Halloween festival with 14 month old daughter. Really nice setting, closer than you think coming from Craigavon direction. Great for kids and adults, can feed the ducks with seed bought at reception (75p), wee one loved it! Everytng really accessible, ramps etc. Storytime with the Cat in the Hat was brilliant!! Think i enjoyed it... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

had a great day lots to do maybe had to queue for things like face painting and crafts but it was all part of the fun , kids had a ball and the weather stayed mild don't think it would have been to much fun if it was raining , it was a bit much asking for more money for... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Visited over half term with kids as advertised as 'Spellbound Festival'. Extremely disappointed-beast trail rather uninspiring for kids. 1 owl on display, craft activities= make a pipe cleaner spider at £1 pound each! Also as there were zero birds on display on the lough you would have thought the organisers could have at least decorated the hides or tried to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Went here last sunday for a walk with my girlfriend. The weather was good and the walk was really nice. We also got seeds to feed the ducks! All in all a lovely day! Will definitely return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Called down for lunch and a walk with camera. Just a great day and weather was class warm dry and sunny. A fun day out!!! And great views 😎

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A great place for people of all ages. A lot of ducks and geese of different varieties crowding round to be fed. There is a woodland play area for children, as well as a round house and area about neolithic and mesolithic people who lived here. There is information about the limekilns, brickworks and pottery that functioned here in the... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

One of my favourite haunts after having a stressful day, so I am making the most out of my membership. Being able to feed the pampered and expectant birds is an enjoyable part of the visit, a lot of them are confident enough to eat seed from the palm of your hand. There's always an updated board of information in... More 

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