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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: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW 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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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I came here with my four children for the day and really enjoyed the atmosphere and lovely location. I have to admit, I wasn't expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised. The staff was lovely and helpful and my children (ages 3-11) genuinely enjoyed all aspects of the day. They loved looking at all the bird cams and they loved... More

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Nairn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Live cameras were very interesting and the knowledgable staff gave excellent presentations. Good value for money as you could spend a lot of time there. The restaurant provided good quality food at very reasonable prices. If you are in the area it is a must visit.

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

So overpriced and over hyped, i cannot say this more hinwstly but this place is seriously a comete waste off time and money. When you make a big point off fish feeding at certain points off the day and a 2 year old looking forward to it inly for a member off staff to come take the top of a... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The Seabird Centre is quite a good nature center, and an excellent way to learn while having fun at the same time. Although primarily geared toward children and younger people, nevertheless we oldsters had quite a fine time as well. Allow about an hour to take everything in. This is an easy train ride from Edinburgh; North Berwick is a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Visited the seabird discovery centre as a family of four. We enjoyed it and spent quite a while using the different cameras. It was probably a bit expensive for the time you can spend there as there isn't much else in the displays - but it was brilliant to see the puffins. Ideally I would have liked to book a... More

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

Hi there Thanks for this four star review! During the summer we have additional events in the Discovery Centre, so hopefully you had the chance to enjoy one of our interactive, live science shows. There are also talks, trails, books, puzzles and arts to keep the whole family entertained. You correctly highlight that our boat trips are very popular and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Group of 6 adults came here while on holiday in North Berwick. Great entertainment from start until finish. Knowledgable and friendly staff, excellent displays and information on the vast birds and sea life's round the area and a lovely lunch to top it all off in a busy and efficiently run cafe. A must visit for any visitors to the... More

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

Hi Chris Thanks for this great review and recommendation. Excellent to see that you all enjoyed your visit - your feedback will be passed on to the team. Hope you had a great time in North Berwick and that you come back to the area again. Kind regards Laura More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The building is surrounded by varied and attractive artwork and sculptures and has funfair rides for little ones just beside it. It is laid out to allow free access to the gift shop and cafe and paying allows access to unusual and informative displays and the many real time camera feeds from the island bird sanctuaries offshore. There are also... More

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

Hi Laura This is a brilliant review - thanks so much for taking the time to write this. Great to see that you made the most of your visit and that you all had such fun. Your feedback will be passed on to the team. We hope that you visit us again. Kind regards Laura More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Our pre booked RIB safari was cancelled due to lack of staff, 2hrs drive each way and costs of petrol aside I'm pretty annoyed that no attempt was made to contact any of the people booked on the trip at any time. I'm sure the trip would have been good but I won't be taking the risk again of wasting... More

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

Hi there Thanks for getting in touch with your feedback. I have spoken with the team and it is my understanding that the boat was rescheduled to a later time, rather than cancelled. This was due to the tides and unfortunately because of sea conditions it is sometimes necessary to change the timings of trips. The safety of passengers is... More

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I felt this attraction was a little expensive for what you got for your money. Older children may get more from it than younger ones. Lots of money has been spent on the technology to view the birds and the money spent is well used for their safety and well being. the cafe is good and gives good views. the... More

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

Hi Michele Thanks for taking the time to write this review and visit the Seabird Centre. We aim to cater for all ages and for little ones we have soft play, colouring-in and puzzles, plus our Kids' Corner where there are books and toys for younger children. Great to see that you made the most of your visit, with time... More

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