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Ellins Tower Visitor Centre

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Address: Holyhead LL65 1YH, Wales

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Great views

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2014
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Manchester
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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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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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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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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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bristol
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Wonderful viewing opportunities and rspb volunteers helpful in identifying birds.No puffins when we were there tho which was a disappointment

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Fishguard, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Really excellent, helpful volunteers, binoculars provided. Saw rare plants too, but don't get too close to the edge

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Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Member or not, you'll get first class local knowledge of what's going on in the plant and animal world at South Stack and wider afield on Anglesey. Well done RSPB.

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Weaverham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Really enjoyed my visit to Ellins Tower found it to be a popular attraction with nearby car parking. This is a Free attraction and is manned by volunteers from the RSPB who were very helpful and extremely knowledgeable. The tower gives you great views of the sea stacks and cliffs ledges with its abundance of bird life. This is also... More 

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Shepperton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

very helpful guide from rspb able to watch on television screen the chicks that were nesting in the rocks

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