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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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Birds and Dolphins

This building is managed by the RSPB and they have a selection of Binoculars and Spotting Scopes... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Telford, United Kingdom
Bird watching at its best

This is a little tower in the South Stack park. It's free to enter & they allow well behaved dogs... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Swansea, 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...more
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Holyhead LL65 1YH, Wales
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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 15 August 2017

This building is managed by the RSPB and they have a selection of Binoculars and Spotting Scopes for use by casual visitors also they have a screen with live close up footage of the birds on the cliffs, there are daily bulletins of the birds...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is a little tower in the South Stack park. It's free to enter & they allow well behaved dogs inside. It's very small tho & can get crowded in there. Inside there are free binoculars to use, you can spot the birds nesting on...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Taztrip2014
Reviewed 19 July 2017

My husband and I visited South Stack and visited Ellins Tower. It was lovely to see all the young birds through the binoculars,very captivating. The RSPB man who was on duty was very informative and knowledgeable. Such a lovely clear day - well worth a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Hilary S
Reviewed 21 June 2017

They have the bird cameras coming to it so you don't have to bring your own telescope although I'll bet the telescopes are more powerful. It would be a good place on a brisk day.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Yrneh1
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Run by the RSPB great views of the cliffs and lighthouse below. Live CCTV of Puffins on the day we went and helpful RSPB staff on hand to explain the best place to see certain birds.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank wpecker973
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Not knowing what to expect we visited Ellins Tower visitors centre. There was a live camera set up to watch the penguins and binoculars and telescopes were also set up to look at the various birds, and other wildlife. There was a talk from a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Wendz11
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

Date of experience: May 2017
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.

Date of experience: April 2017
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

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 20 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

Date of experience: October 2016
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.

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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.