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Ellins Tower Visitor Centre

Address: Holyhead LL65 1YH, Wales
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Ranked #23 of 99 things to do in Holyhead
Type: Visitor centers, Traveler Resources
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English first
London
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Well maintained , the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. We were lucky to spot a puffin! Photo ops galore around the place and great cafe we had a fabulously yummy lunch here.Must visit - it's a short walk from South Stack Light house

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Holyhead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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143 reviews 143 reviews
50 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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
49 helpful votes 49 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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50 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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