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Ellin's Tower Visitor Centre

Holyhead LL65 1YH, Wales
+44 1407 762100
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Fantastic views

Visited on a overcast day just as it closed, you can use their binoculars and CCTV to see the birds... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
rob_gsd
via mobile
Well set up.

A very well set up centre to view the birds on the cliffs and any wildlife out to sea. Spotting... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Jon D
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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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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Holyhead LL65 1YH, Wales
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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Visited on a overcast day just as it closed, you can use their binoculars and CCTV to see the birds nesting on the nearby clifftops. Possibility of seeing seals in the cove below. Lots of local walks, fantastic scenery, well worth a day for looking...More

Thank rob_gsd
Reviewed 27 April 2017

A very well set up centre to view the birds on the cliffs and any wildlife out to sea. Spotting scopes, binoculars being provided and knowledgeable staff all make the experience better. A great part of the visit to South Stack reserve.

Thank Jon D
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...More

Thank Caroline S
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...More

Thank Steve W
South S, Project Officer at Ellin's Tower Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

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

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

Thank Andrew S
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...More

Thank Sue M
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.

Thank Cath T
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.More

Thank welshies2009
South S, Project Officer at Ellin's Tower Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

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,...More

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...More

Thank DanielFendall
South S, Project Officer at Ellin's Tower Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

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...More

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.

Thank Cheryl J
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Kathy H
25 September 2015|
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Response from AlisonOco | Reviewed this property |
I would have thought so as there are no live birds inside. it's mainly a Viewing point. the car park is close by to leave dog in if necessary. not seen signs to contrary.
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