Gideons Green offers some great bird watching opportunities over the Whitehouse Lagoon. Some of the more notable species are Great Crested Grebes, Redshanks, Oystercatchers, Dunlins, Curlews and Black-tailed Godwits which feed on the mudflats and roost on favoured parts of the shoreline during high tide.
You can walk or cycle from Gideons Green in to Belfast on the National Cycle Way. The route passes along the waterside of Belfast Lough right up to the Lagan Towpath.
Historical Fact – The monument placed in the centre of the Green commemorates Gideon Boonivert. Bonnivert was a Huguenot soldier whose diary recorded the landing near this site of the European army that accompanied William III to Ireland in 1690.
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Car park at Whitehouse Park, under the railway bridge from Shore Road near Abbeycentre. Car Park located from Whitehouse Park (off Shore Road).
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