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Ellins Tower Visitor Centre

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Address: Holyhead LL65 1YH, Wales
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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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A small tower situated on the South Stack RSPB reserve. Great view of the coast and surround. RSPB volunteers available to answer questions . Free binoculars available to view... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
Eleanor F
Brampton, United Kingdom
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Brampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

A small tower situated on the South Stack RSPB reserve. Great view of the coast and surround. RSPB volunteers available to answer questions . Free binoculars available to view birds with.

Thank Eleanor F
Holyhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

Make sure you visit Elin's tower if you're at South Stack. RSPB staff are on site and are more than happy to talk to you about some of the local wildlife! Whenever I'm home visiting my parents, I take every opportunity to visit.

Thank GutoDavies
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

The views here are stunning and it's worth a visit for them alone! The staff were super friendly and welcoming and set up the telescope for us so we could see one of the few remaining puffins- most left last week. If you're in to birding you'd be happy here for hours but we didn't spend too long preferring to... More 

Thank MeganS123
Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

These beautiful views were free. We were able to enter the establishment and the staff helped us locate the wildlife through binoculars. Worth the visit.

Thank Erin N
Holyhead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Marvelous viewing area of nesting sea birds,cctv of bird life and fantastic views of the coast of south stack,and cliff face,binoculars supplied,and experts on hand to explain natures wonders.

Thank E1575JCjohnm
St Helens, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

Great RSPB staff who were more than keen to share their wealth of knowledge with you on the local wildlife.

Thank Dickos13
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

If you enjoy dramatic scenery and wildlife this place is a must. It is a birdwatchers paradise. Razorbills, gannets and puffins cover the cliffs and can be watched from the tower. You don't need to bring your binoculars or telescopes as they have some set up for anyone to use. Often porpoises and dolphins can be seen off the south... More 

Thank Carol P
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

they have free binoculars to see the birds on the cliffs. But you can't take them with you unfortunately. they also had a couple of cameras set up to see the bird activity which is great. a RSPB man was there to answer questions as well.

Thank carpefeline
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

RSPB volunteers were helping visitors to spot birds and answer questions. Unfortunately, the cameras focuses on the nesting birds weren't up and running at the time we visited.

Thank Heather P
Birkdale, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

Visited Ellin's Tower after a visit to the South Stack lighthouse. The tower is a short walk down a few steps from the RSPB shop and car park. The building is well maintained, entry is free and binoculars are available to view the many types of bird on the surrounding cliffs and sea. Live camera feeds are also on display... More 

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