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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: Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

We were at the Scottish Seabird Centre for a birthday party - it was absolutely fantastic! the centre organised EVERYTHING- all I needed to do was bring a cake. the kids were entertained brilliantly for 2 hours, including a generous lunchbox each and well-stocked party bags (albeit, a few random gifts). The party was booked for an early time in... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We went on the catamaran cruise to the islands of Craigleith and Base Rock and had an amazing experience. The steady boat went very close to the rocks, while the friendly guide told us little stories about the various birds and the islands they inhabit. The star attraction of the day were, of course, the puffins, while the biggest surprise... More

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

booked a photography trip to Isle of May. the weather was fantastic and I would recommend the early start as we were the only trip on the island, so that was us (12 + the guide) and thousands of willing wildlife to watch. Visit the seabird centre first to see the live action cameras and see what the islands have... More

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

Hi Chris Thanks for this brilliant five star review. You visited the Isle of May at a wonderful time of year and fantastic to read that you saw the benefits of going on a boat trip and using the interactive live cameras in the Discovery Centre, to see the Firth of Forth wildlife. Your comments have been passed onto Rachel.... More

Braintree, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

we stopped here for lunch the food was great and the coffee even better in fact I had 2 cups it was nice and clean and staff were pleasant. I wanted to go to the sea bird discovery area but it was far to expensive for us. it had an excellent gift shop and the toilet facilities were extremely clean... More

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

Hi there Thanks for this great four star review for the Seabird Cafe and our Gift Shop - brilliant to see that you enjoyed the coffee so much you had two cups! Your lovely feedback will be passed onto the teams. Kind regards Laura More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is a truly wonderful trip. I took up hoping to see some puffins and I was not disappointed, it is always a pleasure to see these lovely birds. However, what I wasn't expecting was how breath-taking the visit to BassRock is; it is hard to convey just how amazing it is to see the gannets up close - the... More

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

Hi Mike Thanks for this amazing review! Great to see that you enjoyed seeing the puffins at Craigleith and gannets at the Bass Rock - you're correct, when you are out at the Rock it is truly spectacular! Your comments will be fedback to the Boat Team. Kind regards Laura More

carshalton surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I am not reviewing the seabird centre but the trips it organises to the Bass Rock and Craigleith Island. The voyage on the Rigid Inflatable boat was expensive at £22 but in my opinion worth it.I had visited North Berwick on many occasions and never had the opportunity to get near the Bass Rock due to the weather and i... More

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

Hi there Thanks for this lovely five star review of your Seabird boat trip - this will certainly be passed onto the team. And, great top tip on the sun screen - the weather has been so lovely in North Berwick! We hope that you visit us again. Kind regards Laura More

dumfriesshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Interesting place to visit and pick up any nick knacks as presents. Great for children to get interested or find out about seabirds etc. Well maintained and clean, wheelchair friendly with some navigation.

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

Hi there Thanks for this five star review! Great to see that you enjoyed the Discovery Centre and Gift Shop. We aim to make the Centre as accessible as possible, so if you do have any recommendations for how we could make it even more wheelchair friendly, we would love to hear from you: marketing@seabird.org. Kind regards Laura More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Excellent, even if we had a bad start arriving late to the departure the staff changed our tickets for another day,which we ensure we were on time, the catamaran is really stable and the captain manage to be very close to the rocks, so we could see the seals and garnets close, even if the price is a wee bit... More

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

Hi Thanks for this great five star review of our Seabird Cruise. Excellent to hear that you were looked after by our staff and you enjoyed seeing the gannets and puffins. I will ensure your feedback is passed onto the boat team. We hope to see you again at the Seabird Centre. Kind regards Laura More

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Came up to visit family and went on a boat trip well what can I say but wow! Beautiful and the staff on the catamaran were extremely friendly and informative. Went for lunch in the cafe which was fab and extremely family friendly. Can't wait for our visit next year.

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

Hi Thanks so much for this amazing five star review - will certainly feed this back to our boat and Seabird Cafe teams! We will look forward to seeing you next year. Kind regards Laura More

Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I am in love with North Berwick! What a great town! The Seabird center is wonderful! Located in the harbor! Next to a great beach! Great views! Nice cafe! Good bathrooms! Friendly staff! Awesome gift shop! Our RIB trip to Bass Rock was incredible! Fun! Fun! Fun!

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

Hi Tracy Thank you for this wonderful review! Brilliant to see that you had such a lovely time and that you had so much fun. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your time in Scotland. Kind regards Laura More

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