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Ellins Tower Visitor Centre

Holyhead LL65 1YH, Wales
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Ranked #6 of 13 attractions in Holyhead
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

A short walk from a couple of free car parks (easy, but longer walk from the first one), the tower contains telescopes and tv screens where you can view the birds nesting on the cliffs. Knowledgeable staff inside to answer any questions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

To visit this place, but inside you will find some TV sets with cameras pointing onto the cliffs plus some Svarovsky and (I guess) Nicon lunettes which you can use. Overall it will take around 5-10 minutes to visit it if you only pass it by

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

An excellent place to see a wide variety of birds. We saw Puffins, Fulmers, a roosting Peregrine Falcon and a variety of gulls. Very enthusiastic RSPB staff and members of the public. Well worth a visit, especially with the RSPB cafe next to it serving good food and coffee.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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61 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The staff were very informative about which birds were on the cliff and how long they had been there and let us use their binoculars and telescopes to view them.

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Batley, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 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 birds in the cliffs. You can buy tourist things and there is a member of... More

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Manchester
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49 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is situated below south stack and offers great views of the cliffs, sea, wildlife and the lighthouse. A good viewing point, especially if you can not walk to south stack itself.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

My wife and I have just enjoyed the south stack lighthouse and tower. So after getting our breath back ( this trip is not for the faint hearted) but if you take a deal breath and go for it you will have witnessed one of the worlds best views and all for free you pay to go inside the lighthouse... More

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lmerseyside
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Whilst visiting the South Stack Lighthouse l didn't know about Ellins Tower so wonderd down , its quite a walk with some very steep steps from the cafe carpark but if you can manage it you will be well rewarded by the views and the very helpfull RSPB staff on hand with tips and advice.

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Holyhead, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Located on the outskirts of Holyhead this renovated tower provides a haven for nature lovers to watch the varied species of birds on the South stack cliffs, it is close to South Stack lighthouse, the ancient hut circles and Mynydd Twr, well worth a visit

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Stockport
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50 attraction reviews
656 helpful votes 656 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Should the lighthouse be out of your reach - whether on account of the effort required or the time allotted - this be a pleasing substitute. There be little to it, but, not complaining. Inside the walls are painted with depictions of the local wildlife. Up the stairs there be more such plus a small model of the cliffs and... More

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