After an extensive programme of works, the newly refurbished Window on Wildlife (WOW) is reopening very soon and visitors will be able to enjoy improved views of Belfast Lough and the birds and wildlife which call the reserve home.

As well two new hides, which are constructed from recycled shipping containers to tie in with their industrial surroundings, the reserve now boasts a new sand martin bank and a swift tower.

With lots more indoor space, including a community room and refreshment area, the visitor centre is also now full of interactive interpretation for all the family, including information on the rich history of the harbour and the formation of the reserve back in 1998.

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