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South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve

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Opens in 13 min: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Stunning views and fantastic walking

A weekend trip to Anglesey, this was one of our highlights! Stunning cliff top walks and although... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chesterfield, England
Bird watching

Well worth a visit. If you're unsure of the wildlife there are a number of rspb representatives... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Claire B
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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In a spectacular location, overlooking the Irish Sea RSPB South Stack Cliffs is a heathland paradise just waiting to be explored. Wind your way along the dramatic trails and take in the expansive views across Anglesey to Snowdonia and across the...more
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Holyhead LL65 1YH, Wales
+44 1407 762100
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All reviews sea birds south stack stunning views well worth a visit rspb reserve bird watching ellin's tower car park breeding season helpful staff cake bird life great cafe free parking holyhead mountain great place to visit viewing tower
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A weekend trip to Anglesey, this was one of our highlights! Stunning cliff top walks and although the lighthouse and Island are closed for winter (also no dogs allowed on the Island) it was still a very pleasant hike between North and South Stacks. Lots...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. If you're unsure of the wildlife there are a number of rspb representatives with good nature knowledge to help and guide. Cafe offers hot drinks, snacks and more substantial fodder.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Claire B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent weather for a trip to this RSPB reserve. The cafe and toilets will be closed until Boxing Day. Parking is free but I understand that plans are afoot to introduce parking fees next year. We had good views of choughs, ravens and stonechats. From...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Graham R
Reviewed 20 November 2018

This area wasn't on our original itinerary, but we're so glad we had an extra day to see this western outpost of Wales. Arrived early before the first tour bus and got a true sense of the secluded nature of this viewpoint. Watch for the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LutheranLadySanDiego
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Breezy but lovely sunny day for our visit. Took our Westie up to the summit against his wishes, probably! Great round walk. Topped off with top bloke in the visitor centre, fellow Spurs fan COYS!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

As the weather was kind today we decided to do a circular walk around Holyhead Mountain. We started with a coffee in the RSPB cafe - unfortunately the Tower was shut so we couldn’t make use of the telescopes etc, but there wasn’t much birdlife...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Visited for a few hours. Took the trail towards the lighthouse, climbed various steps with great views out to sea and of Holyhead mountain. Saw a few choughs which was great to see. I imagine this place is even better in springtime. Cafe was warm...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Natalie T
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

What a lovely afternoon, started with free parking (that never happens)!!! Wonderful views in every direction, several shortish walks ideal for kids. Tower has a viewing window and helpful rspb staff to point out sights. Cafe was also great 😀

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BrizzleSazzle
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Lucky again this year ! Wonderful weather, no wind and blazing sunshine. Fortunate again to get a glimpse of puffins among the thousands of other sea birds - guillemots, razor bills and gulls. Jolly good ice cream at the RSPB shop as well - see...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Providing the weather is kind, this is a brilliant place to visit and walk. Breathtaking views, lots of endangered coughs flying around and people in the RSPB shop/cafe are really helpful and friendly.

Date of experience: September 2018
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5 September 2016|
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Response from HarleyCross | Reviewed this property |
From the visitor centre which is semi accessible (bit of a squeeze inside) there is a road, not to steep which can followed to look at the cliff line.
31 January 2015|
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Response from cennenypedr | Reviewed this property |
yes to dogs, but depends on how well behaved really. I would be concerned about the cliff edges and also about the adders that are around in the undergrowth. Seen a few and have known them to bite dogs though not heard of... More
31 January 2015|
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Response from Rebecca C |
Hi there, dogs are allowed across the reserve, they are allowed inside Ellin's Tower and the shop but not into the cafe (there are lots of tables outside). If you are heading out onto Holyhead mountain please be aware that... More