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Scottish Seabird Centre

The Harbour, North Berwick EH39 4SS, Scotland
44-01620-890202
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: The award-winning Scottish Seabird Centre has something for all ages. The Discovery Centre is an adventure to remember, come rain or shine! The world... more » Owner description: The award-winning Scottish Seabird Centre has something for all ages. The Discovery Centre is an adventure to remember, come rain or shine! The world leader in remote wildlife viewing, visitors can get up close and personal with amazing wildlife via interactive cameras that beam incredible live close-ups of seabirds and other marine wildlife from the nearby islands onto giant screens. Open all year, there’s different wildlife to look out for throughout the seasons from puffins to porpoises, gannets to guillemots and seals to shags. Visitors can indulge in retail therapy in the gift shop and enjoy seasonal local produce in the café.There is also the chance to jet off from the harbour on a range of boat trips, with something to suit people of all ages. Take in the wildlife wonders of Craigleith and the Bass Rock in an hour-long trip, or experience one of our longer boat trips, including a Bass Rock and Isle of May landing. « less
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

While driving from Scotland toward Northumberland we took a slight detour to visit here, not really knowing what it was. Being from New Zealand I had never seen puffins before and was VERY EXCITED to see them on the cameras. Other good things were the 'rockpool talk' which made me feel like a little kid again, and the awesome gift... More

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

Hi Claire Thanks for this brilliant review! Delighted that you visited the Centre and that you enjoyed using the interactive live cameras to see the fabulous puffins. Great to hear that you enjoyed the talks by our expert guides too - and the gift shop. Your comments have been passed onto the team. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your... More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Love the Seabird Centre. Always something different to see. Seeing the gannets on Bass Rock through the telescopes and cameras is great. The staff are superb, and the cafe is good too

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

Hi Diane Thanks for this excellent review! Great to see that you enjoyed your visit to the Discovery Centre and the Seabird Cafe. Your lovely comments have been passed on to our staff. Hope to see you at the Seabird Centre again if you are back in the area. Kind regards Laura More

Christchurch, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We stopped here with the family and enjoyed lattes, cappuccinos and hot chocolates. All lovely and hot

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

Hi Susan Thank you for this lovely review of the Seabird Cafe - delighted that you enjoyed your coffees and hot chocolate! Your feedback has been passed onto the Cafe team. All the best Laura More

Cupar, Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had a spree voucher for this and the kids love all animals so we decided to give it a go. There is a lot of publicity for this centre in the surrounding area which gives the false impression that there is more going one than there actually is. I found the walk to the reception desk a bit of... More

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

Hi Joanna Thanks for visiting the Centre and for taking the time to write this review. Great feedback on our staff and the interactive live cameras - thank you for that. From your description of the Centre, it may have been that you perhaps didn't visit all areas. In addition to the cameras and the Wildlife Theatre, there is also... More

Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A really interesting and well thought out place of information. There's a good cafe there and we sat on the small terrace overlooking the harbour enjoying coffee and scones. North Berwick has the most amazing coastline with wonderful views.

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

Hi Liz Thank you for this lovely review - brilliant to see you enjoyed your visit to the Seabird Centre and North Berwick. The coastline is indeed beautiful! Lovely photos of the harbour and our seaside sun deck - thank you for sharing these. Kind regards Laura More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Visited the Scottish seabird centre following a advertisement in a edinburgh free map and local attractions- wasn't quite what I expected however wasn't disappointed with the super friendly and well knowledgeable staff and interesting facts surrounding the seabirds and animals from the coast of North Berwick and Scotland as a whole! Found that Scotland lacks with the amount of signposts,... More

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

Hi there Thank you for this fantastic, five star review! Brilliant to see that you enjoyed your visit and our team ensured you had the best experience possible - your feedback has been passed on to them. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Scotland. Kind regards Laura More

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I would reccomend the visitor centre for small children but not for teenagers/ adults as there is not enough to see there for the price you pay to get in. The cafe was good however and the sea safari trip which took an hour and took you to some of the islands to see hundreds of birds was fun.

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

Hi Jamie Thank you for visiting the Seabird Centre and for taking the time to give your feedback. Brilliant to see that you enjoyed a boat trip and the Seabird Café. If you have further feedback on what you would like to see in the Discovery Centre, we are always open to suggestions. Feel free to email marketing@seabird.org with your... More

Chippenham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

As RSPB members, we like to visit these places to help bolster the revenue needed for their work and as such don't mind the usually high prices. However i did expect a bit more than what was on offer having checked out the website before visiting. The monitors linked to cameras on the islands were fascinating, but the rest of... More

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

Hi there Thanks for visiting the Seabird Centre and for taking the time to give this feedback. We are working on development plans and would welcome further feedback from you - please feel free to get in touch: marketing@seabird.org Great to see that you appreciated our educational angle, enjoyed a boat trip and spent time in the Seabird Café. Kind... More

Edmonton, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We took a beautiful 30 minute train ride from Edinburgh to North Berwick to see the Scottish Seabird Centre with our two teenagers. First the town itself is gorgeous with the most friendly helpful people ever! We felt as though we had stepped back in time as we walked along the beautiful streets. The staff at the centre were extremely... 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 five star review and recommendation - your positive feedback has been passed on to the team. Great to see that you managed to pop out during your stay in Edinburgh - good to have a mix of city and countryside on holiday! I hope that you enjoy the rest of your trip... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

I visited the beach in north berwick only to find myself the victim of a litter attack! A disposable BBQ grid had been discarded in the sand only for myself to stumble upon it (literally) and slice a massive gash in my foot. The nearest place to go to help was the seabird centre and the staff were so kind!... More

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

Hi there The team are delighted that you are ok! It was Sarah from the Boat Trip Booking Office and Andy from the Discovery Centre who helped and they are both just glad that you are on the mend. Keep us posted of when you are next back in the area - we will look forward to seeing you. Kind... More

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