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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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Part of a walk

Run by the rspb this should be taken in on any trip to South Stack. Lots of information on local... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
Andrew S
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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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Super views of the birds!

Ellin's Tower is a great look out tower to watch the birds and it is run by the RSPB. You can watch... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
Sue M
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Northampton, England, 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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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Run by the rspb this should be taken in on any trip to South Stack. Lots of information on local and migrating birds and one of the best vantage points to observe them

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Ellin's Tower is a great look out tower to watch the birds and it is run by the RSPB. You can watch the Puffins, guillemots and the seals out to sea. There is a guide present to answer questions about the wildlife which is very...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Sue M
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We visited the Tower as South Stacks Lighthouse was closed for the season. Well worth a visit. Very friendly and informative RSPB staff man the Tower.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Cath T
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Not a lot to actually do inside here but a decent respite from the wind and the lady from the RSPB was very informative.More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank welshies2009
South S, Project Officer at Ellin's Tower Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

Thank you for your review. I hope you will be able to visit again between April and June when the nesting seabirds are on the cliffs. You will get to see fantastic images on our screens relayed from our live cameras of nesting chough, razorbills,...More

Reviewed 2 October 2016

We came to the Ellins Tower Visitor Centre midday on a Saturday and for some reason the centre was closed, there was no signage or warning which was slightly disappointing. Despite this, the visitor centre does provide a brilliant vantage point for the South Stack...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank DanielFendall
South S, Project Officer at Ellin's Tower Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

Hi Daniel Thank you for your review of Ellins Tower, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and am sorry for your disappointment at the Tower being closed. Ellin's Tower is open from Easter until the end of September. I hope that you will be able...More

Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is where you'll be able to use binoculars to see all the surrounding area and hopefully some interesting things. I was lucky enough that porpoise were around when I was there. The RSPB staff are lovely and helpful and patient too.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Cheryl J
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

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Inside Ellins Tower there are binoculars and a telescope for your use. Unfortunately it was a quiet 'bird' and 'sea life' day, but the views were stunning. Also a RSPB staff member was happy to answer any questions.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank MrsSandM
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.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Eleanor F
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.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank GutoDavies
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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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