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Ellins Tower Visitor Centre

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Address: Holyhead LL65 1YH, Wales
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00441407762100
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Ellins Tower is part of the RSPB Reserve. In the spring and early summer it...

Ellins Tower is part of the RSPB Reserve. In the spring and early summer it is a great place to watch the nesting seabirds on the cliffs. Binoculars and telescopes are available to use free of charge. The Tower is manned by staff and volunteers. Reserve open all year round, Ellins Tower Easter - end September.

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Fabulous attraction

Really super geography. A pity there aren't more funds invested in the fabric of the building(could only see the outside as it's still closed for the Winter). The outside was in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 January 2017
Caroline S
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Really super geography. A pity there aren't more funds invested in the fabric of the building(could only see the outside as it's still closed for the Winter). The outside was in need of care and attention, but the view overtakes the down side to the building. Just amazing . Well worth the effort

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Anglesey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with my young family who absolutely loved it. The views from the tower are stunning and the wild life on show is excellent. Inside the tower there's good supply of binoculars and spotting scopes for visitors to use , and also a member of staff who helps identify the Wildlife on show. And its absolutely free, well worth visiting... More 

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South S, Project Officer at Ellins Tower Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hi Steve Thanks so much for such a positive review, its always good to hear and be able to share with the team. More 

Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Run by the rspb this should be taken in on any trip to South Stack. Lots of information on local and migrating birds and one of the best vantage points to observe them

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Thank Andrew S
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Ellin's Tower is a great look out tower to watch the birds and it is run by the RSPB. You can watch the Puffins, guillemots and the seals out to sea. There is a guide present to answer questions about the wildlife which is very interesting and helpful. However it is not suitable for disabled persons as there are steps... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We visited the Tower as South Stacks Lighthouse was closed for the season. Well worth a visit. Very friendly and informative RSPB staff man the Tower.

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Thank Cath T
wales uk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Not a lot to actually do inside here but a decent respite from the wind and the lady from the RSPB was very informative.

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South S, Project Officer at Ellins Tower Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I hope you will be able to visit again between April and June when the nesting seabirds are on the cliffs. You will get to see fantastic images on our screens relayed from our live cameras of nesting chough, razorbills, guillemots and you might even see puffins going in and out of the rocky ledges. More 

Whalley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We came to the Ellins Tower Visitor Centre midday on a Saturday and for some reason the centre was closed, there was no signage or warning which was slightly disappointing. Despite this, the visitor centre does provide a brilliant vantage point for the South Stack Lighthouse, providing great picture opportunities and views across the sea and down the island. The... More 

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South S, Project Officer at Ellins Tower Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hi Daniel Thank you for your review of Ellins Tower, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and am sorry for your disappointment at the Tower being closed. Ellin's Tower is open from Easter until the end of September. I hope that you will be able to visit again sometime soon. Kind regards RSPB South Stack Cliffs More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is where you'll be able to use binoculars to see all the surrounding area and hopefully some interesting things. I was lucky enough that porpoise were around when I was there. The RSPB staff are lovely and helpful and patient too.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Nice piece of history though it looks like a nasty modern day mini castle. Didn't get chance to go inside as it wasn't wheelchair accessible - fantastically blusterful day and sighting of birds were at a premium - but as an aged building left for the benefit of others - nice intention and some lovely views.

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Thank Steve T
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Inside Ellins Tower there are binoculars and a telescope for your use. Unfortunately it was a quiet 'bird' and 'sea life' day, but the views were stunning. Also a RSPB staff member was happy to answer any questions.

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