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Portrush Countryside Centre

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8 Bath Road, Portrush BT56 8AP, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7082 3600
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Pretty streamside park, interesting interpretive center

We stopped for a picnic at the Quoile Countryside Centre along the River Quoile at the south end of... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Sandy S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Tanks, a lot of them

The costal zone is a good side attraction for Portrush.You can't really spend the whole day there... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2016
Belfast, United Kingdom
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18 Jun 2017
“Pretty streamside park, interesting interpretive center”
27 Sep 2016
“Tanks, a lot of them”
8 Bath Road, Portrush BT56 8AP, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

We stopped for a picnic at the Quoile Countryside Centre along the River Quoile at the south end of the lough. This pretty county park included a stone cottage containing exhibits on local flora, fauna and history, vegetables and herbs in raised beds, and a...More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The costal zone is a good side attraction for Portrush.You can't really spend the whole day there however it is a good 1-2 hours of fun. Quite informative and well suited to children.

Thank FriedCalamars
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Children loved watching the live sea creatures,the man talking was excellnt+knew everything he was asked,there was enough to entertain the family for 1-2hours.

Thank Gail H
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Attended a wedding here and was very impressed. The view and location are unrivaled and staff are very helpful and professional. Once danced here many many years before so was very interesting to return, very different now!! Small coffee shop on ground floor and tables...More

1  Thank Peterhkirk
Reviewed 29 February 2016

This is a nice place to visit on a rainy day to entertain children and educate them about life in the marine environment. There are lots of displays and live tanks, and for those of a certain vintage who can remember Portrush from many decades...More

2  Thank John A
Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

This place is interesting, full of Aquarians , a large rock pool all full of local fish etc. You can also take in the local views

1  Thank Gary150769
Reviewed 27 August 2015

We were at the airshow,it started raining and i guess we more a less went in here for a bit of shelter...but the kids really loved it and so did we.There was piles of old photos of portush long ago which were interesting to see.These...More

1  Thank mccarthy-2k7
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Quite small but informative. Our 20 month old tot liked the pool, fish tanks and trying on the diving masks. The staff know there stuff so ask them questions. This place is free quite a rare thing these days;

1  Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We visited the Coastal Zone in Portrush. My favourite thing was a ray, a beautiful creature, absolutely fascinating. I'd never seen a fish like it. It was not from some exotic ocean, it was a local species. You watch it, and it turns around and...More

2  Thank Hanni_LR43
Reviewed 20 July 2015

This building is only a shadow of it former glory, known to tens of thousands, in the 50/60s as part of the famous Arcadia Ballroom, and it played host to most of the, Most famous Show bands in Ireland, Sadly a large part of the...More

1  Thank jarlath m m
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