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Scottish Seabird Centre

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Address: The Harbour, North Berwick EH39 4SS, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1620 890202
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Description: The Scottish Seabird Centre is a five-star visitor attraction with an...
The Scottish Seabird Centre is a five-star visitor attraction with an award-winning Discovery Centre, set in a stunning location overlooking the sea and sandy beaches of North Berwick, East Lothian. A world-leader in remote wildlife viewing, the Seabird Centre has solar powered cameras on the Firth of Forth islands - these are controlled by visitors to the Discovery Centre, who can zoom in on amazing wildlife without disturbing it in any way. There's the chance to see puffins, gannets, seals and more - there is different wildlife to see throughout the year and at different stages of the breeding season. There are seasonal boat trips - with a range of different types on offer - from Easter until October. There are trips to the Bass Rock, which is home to 150,000 gannets at the peak of the breeding season; Craigleith, which is the focus of the Centre's SOS Puffin project; and the Isle of May National Nature Reserve. Open all year, the Centre offers something for everyone with a Wildlife Theatre, Kids' Zone and Kids' Corner, Scope Deck plus exhibitions and events. There is an excellent gift shop and the Seabird Cafe features the only seaside sun deck in East Lothian.
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Norht Berwick visit.

Lovely cafe and shop. Good opening hours. Interesting gifts in the shop. Godd place to take the kids.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Edinburgh
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Seabird cafe's overpriced and serves poorly cooked food. It expects its guests to be gullible and forgiving given the wonderful setting of North Berwick. Last weekend, we had scampi and chips for £9.95. This might be acceptable if it was the best scampi and the best chips in the world. It is, however, cheeky and unacceptable when the chips... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely cafe and shop. Good opening hours. Interesting gifts in the shop. Godd place to take the kids.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Well run exhibition of local birdlife, and several live cameras on is lands in the Firth of Forth including Bass Rock can be self operated from the centre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The staff at the Seabird centre were well informed and helped with background info on the birds you were looking at. The live video feed cameras made you feel you were there on Bass Rock with the birds. The cafe does great coffee and the staff are friendly - the view of Bass rock is great and there is a... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The new wildlife watching boat trip on a fast RIB from North Berwick There are daily trips around Bass Rock The trip is just right in length to sea lot and there is a lot to see! Tickets cost £20 and I feel well worth it.. The Bass Rock, trip lets you see great views of the nesting gannets, guillemots,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Lots of things to see and do at this unique seabird centre. Both for adults and kids. See what is going on on a nearby island bird reserve (the Bass Rock - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bass_Rock). Good little cafe and well stocked gift shop with not to much junk.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Visited this centre along with family. It's a wonderful place to visit and to spend time for a while day. Three things I could do. 1.Visit the seabird centre. 2. boat trip for an hour. 3.playing in the sand beach. The seabird is a fantastic place to visit to know more about the local and migrant birds.The centre has live... More 

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Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks so much for this lovely review! Fantastic that you enjoyed the Discovery Centre, boat trip and the lovely beaches! You are correct - North Berwick is wonderful! Your great feedback has been passed onto the team. Kind regards Laura More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

It was a really nice visit. I didn't really know what to expect before i went, but glad i did. There are lots of things to see and the ticket is valid all day. Excellent value for money. Mary who greated us in the disvovery centre was absolutely lovely and told us what everything was. Would defiantly go again.

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Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for this brilliant review! Excellent to see that you enjoyed your visit - and that you hope to return. Perhaps as you are only 30 minutes away in Edinburgh, you might like a Seabird membership? Then you can pop out as often as you like and get discounts in the Seabird Cafe, Gift Shop and on boat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Was pleasantly surprised by just how much there is to do in the Discovery Centre. Mr Egghead is hilarious and well worth watching with the kids. Staff were both friendly and knowledgable. We enjoyed the fish talk and getting to hold a Starfish. Hoping to get over again soon and head out on one of their boat trips.

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Puffin2000, Front Office Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for this brilliant review of the Discovery Centre and 'Professor Egghead and the Alien Invasion'. We agree - Professor Egghead is hilarious! We hope that you visit us again to go out on a boat trip. Kind regards Laura More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The centre is perfect for kids very interactive with interesting things to. Particularly liked the stamp out litter game! There are bird cams pointing at the cliffs around the centre so you can see the birds and gulls up close. The centre gets involved in conservation too. Highlight of our visit was the bat trip out to the islands ,... More 

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Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for this brilliant five star review. Excellent to see that you spent time in the Discovery Centre and went out on a boat trip - we love the Bass Rock pic that you posted! It's great to see that you had an appreciation for the conservation work that we do. Your feedback has been passed onto the... More 

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