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Ellin's Tower Visitor Centre

Holyhead LL65 1YH, Wales
+44 1407 762100
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Tower put to good use

The tower makes a great visitor centre with views across to South Stack lighthouse. At the time of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeff W
Amazing views

Walked here on our first night. You get great views over the sea and out to the lighthouse. You can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul H
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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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+44 1407 762100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tower makes a great visitor centre with views across to South Stack lighthouse. At the time of our visit there were two cameras placed in the cliffs providing live and excellent quality close up shots of razorbills and puffins. The RSPB staff were attentive...More

Thank Jeff W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked here on our first night. You get great views over the sea and out to the lighthouse. You can also take a look around the tower.

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once again the members of the RSPB staffing this post were so willing to help and advise. Invaluable assistance to a novice birdwatcher.

Thank rogerbQ4859CC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice enough building with helpful staff, but a bit overcrowded with just the one telescope, two binoculars that you can’t really see anything through and the same camera view repeated. Could be so much more I feel.

Thank Barry & Julie J
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Visited here on our visit to South Stack lighthouse. Free entry with magnificent views of the lighthouse and of the bird life surrounding the area. There are binoculars available to use to see the birds. A very informative member of the RSPB is at hand...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

If birds are your thing, especially sea birds, than the short walk down to the Tower is a must. Great views of the sheer cliffs and the clear waters below. Terrific in the nesting season for the major cliff loving birds, including a limited number...More

Thank frankart_10
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We like using the telescopes in hope of seeing a dolphin. The view is amazing and we must visit when the puffins are here.

Thank d0nna47
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

great walks and access to bird watching. The Geology is outstanding and the views are breathtaking. The visitor centre is well stocked and the staff were very helpful.

Thank Jim S
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We where welcomed by two colleagues who keep a eye on the birds around the cliffs where they nest near south stack lighthouse. The have binoculars, telescopes to look at the birds and a children's special list of birds to look for really good

Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

About a 3km drive to visit this area from the outskirts of Holyhead. Park, for free, by the visitor's centre and cafe (you may leave a donation if you wish). It's a short walk downhill to Ellin's Tower, by the coast.

Thank Scott D
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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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