Northern Ireland

Truly breathtaking, from the legendary basalt columns of the Giant's Causeway to the haunting Fermanagh lakeland

Places to visit

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Murlough NNR beach

Beautiful beaches in Northern Ireland 

With fantastic beaches close to home pack a picnic and towel, or wellies and a rain coat, and go play on our golden sands.

Spring into summer

Where will you explore today?

Time for outdoor adventures


Looking after nature in Northern Ireland

With your support we are looking after land in ways that give nature space to regenerate, allowing wildlife to return. Here’s a little of what we are doing…

News and conservation

Upcoming events

Giant's Causeway

North Coast Summer Scheme

Fri 28 Jul 2017
Join us for a '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4' inspired week of activities. Site visits to special places like the Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, Downhill and Rathlin Island - as well as lots of fun and games! Bring a packed...
Castle Ward

Summer at the Barn - July

Fri 28 Jul 2017
Join us daily from the 3 July for fun at the Barn for children of all ages. Sessions run 12 - 1.30pm & 2.30 - 4pm. 3 - 6 July - Stories and Songs 10 - 13 - Shore Patrol 17 - 20 - Mini Beast Adventure 24 - 27 - Geocaching Every Friday -...
Castle Ward

Outdoor Walks & Talks

Fri 28 Jul 2017
Discover the hidden history at Castle Ward as our rangers share their knowledge and passion with you during a series of themed walks. 16 July - Industrial Heritage & Farmyard 30 July- Go & Explore 13 Aug - Flora & Fauna at Robins Pond 27...
Strangford Lough

Have a go at: Bushcraft- fire starting

Sat 29 Jul 2017
This event is perfect for families looking for a bespoke experience. You will learn how to safely build and start your camp fire without matches. Bring a picnic lunch.
Mount Stewart

Jazz in the Gardens

Sun 30 Jul 2017
Bring your picnic and settle down on the lawn with your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of jazz in the beautiful gardens at Mount Stewart.
Castle Ward

Summer Music Series

Sun 30 Jul 2017
The summer is here and that can only mean one thing - the annual Sunday Music season starts.

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