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Ellin's Tower Visitor Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Amazing views we saw a double rainbow

Lovely walk Down from the RSPCB centre, stunning view of the sea and the cliffs we saw a double... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Great views

Lovely inside, paintings and information on walls were great Binoculars to use When we were there 2... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
elizabeth w
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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...more
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Holyhead LL65 1YH, Wales
+44 1407 762100
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 April 2014

This place has a free car park which is 500yards from the tower, you can walk on the path or go around the rocky coastline to see all the cliffs etc. In the tower there is a camera that has a view of the nesting...More

3  Thank haylesbeth
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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...More

1  Thank Steve T
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All reviews rspb staff south stack lighthouse nesting birds friendly and knowledgeable staff car park well worth a visit ellin's tower the cliff free binoculars enjoyable visit fantastic views bird watching bird life lovely walk light house cctv information
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Lovely walk Down from the RSPCB centre, stunning view of the sea and the cliffs we saw a double rainbow, absolutely beautiful Fantastic view of the lit house, there is binoculars available to see even greater views

Thank Debbie19652014
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely inside, paintings and information on walls were great Binoculars to use When we were there 2 RSPB staff to help Worth a visit

Thank elizabeth w
Reviewed 21 August 2018

We only looked at the building from the outside, but it makes a a wonderful photo op when used as a backdrop to the surrounding nature. Its while walls also make a striking contrast to the sea below. Worth seeing.

Thank padreray
Reviewed 25 July 2018

It’s worth the slight detour from the cliff path to visit the tower. Manned by very friendly and knowledgeable staff the tower provides lots of information about the wildlife you can expect to see during your visit. Nest cams are set up to watch the...More

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Go sea watching from here, birds soaring, calling, and riding the waves (small one whilst we were there) Watch the boats go by too, fishing vessels and tourist boats

Thank 49Pam
Reviewed 16 June 2018

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
Reviewed 14 June 2018 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
Reviewed 3 June 2018

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

Thank Roger B
Reviewed 31 May 2018 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
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

1  Thank Mark S S
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Kathy H
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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.