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Ellins Tower Visitor Centre

Address: Holyhead LL65 1YH, Wales
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Holyhead
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
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English first
Holyhead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Lovely experience, spotted some rare birds on our first visit with the binoculars provided. Great view of the cliffs and sea.

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Holyhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It's only small but the views are magnificent. You can watch, on a monitor, the cliff nesting birds through specially positioned cameras.

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Wales
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44 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Better to go in spring, but even so the views are great and the volunteers are very knowledgeable and helpful

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Chester
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11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Easily accessible tower, free and with knowledgeable staff to guide your viewing. Binoculars and telescopes to use and a place for children to play for a short time whilst parents/grandparents view the porpoise or Choughs - lovely

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Northwich, England, United Kingdom
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49 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A visit to Ellins tower was the reason we joined the R.S.P.B.....the staff there are so friendly and informative, nothing is too much trouble, and they will look up anything for you. The views at South Stack are superb, you must give it a try.

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Beaumaris, United Kingdom
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Ellin's Tower is a must for Anglesey visitors. The RSPB have really done a good job here - telescopes and CCTV to enjoy, along with help from the friendliest of staff and volunteers. What a brilliant way to inspire the next generation to enjoy and support our wildlife. Sadly, it would be impossible to give wheelchair access to the tower,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The kids loved seeing all the birds from this tower, staff are very knowledgable and helpful. Park in the RSPB cafe if you want a short walk.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 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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