Places to See | Co. Down, Northern Ireland.
Redburn Country Park is set on an escarpment above Belfast Lough. There are over 7km of pathways round the 100 hectare site, and energetic visitors climbing to the top of the escarpment will be rewarded with spectacular views of Belfast and the south Antrim hills. The area is one of the hidden gems of the many parks and gardens in Northern Ireland.
The dense canopy of beech wood provides good shelter for many common birds such as tits and finches, while in summer, willow warbler and blackcaps may be found in the scrub and gorse at the top of the hill. Mammals too are plentiful with rabbits grazing in the open glades; and you may be lucky to catch a fleeting glimpse of the Park’s shyest resident, the Red Squirrel. Away from the feathered birds, the park is also a plane-spotters paradise as the big metal birds make their way in and out of the nearby Belfast City Airport.
The park’s wide open spaces, with plenty of room for kids to run around and enjoy picnics, makes it a fabulous, free, family attraction in Co Down
Address: Redburn Country Park, Old Holywood Road, Belfast, County Down BT4 2HL