WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre
Discover the beauty of wild birds in Dumfries & Galloway.

Disney•Pixar’s Brave showcases Scotland’s natural beauty and wildlife. Come and experience more of the country’s wonderful wildlife at the WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre.


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On the banks of the Solway Firth, in the south west of Scotland, lies the mesmerising WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre.

A mute swan joins in a feed ©Brian MorrellJust like the spirited Merida on the big screen, who enjoys nothing more than exploring the magic of the great outdoors, you too can immerse yourself in this stunning countryside with a visit to the nature reserve where the wild world still has the power to touch, thrill and inspire.

Take a journey of discovery on the river walks and trails through the beautiful summer wildflower meadows and wetlands. In autumn and winter, marvel at the wildfowl spectacular of thousands of geese, ducks and swans under the big Solway skies.

Get your binoculars at the ready to spot a fascinating range of birds at one of the many hides across the reserve. With three observation towers, three large hides and 18 small hides overlooking the wetlands, you’re guaranteed many sightings. There is even a special heated swan observatory, and you can follow the progress of the osprey and barn owl nests in the summer months, with a live CCTV feed.

A badger © WWT images

Caerlaverock is also home to the informative Old Granary Visitor Centre, complete with a fair-trade coffee shop, theatre and gift shop.

Barnacle geese at Caer Castle, Criffel  in Dumfries & Galloway © Brian Morrell

Come and explore the magical wildlife in Dumfries & Galloway, and find more information at WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre.

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