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Ellins Tower Visitor Centre

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Address: Holyhead LL65 1YH, Wales

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free and beautiful

These beautiful views were free. We were able to enter the establishment and the staff helped us locate the wildlife through binoculars. Worth the visit.

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5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Erin N
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

These beautiful views were free. We were able to enter the establishment and the staff helped us locate the wildlife through binoculars. Worth the visit.

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Thank Erin N
Holyhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Marvelous viewing area of nesting sea birds,cctv of bird life and fantastic views of the coast of south stack,and cliff face,binoculars supplied,and experts on hand to explain natures wonders.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great RSPB staff who were more than keen to share their wealth of knowledge with you on the local wildlife.

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Thank Dickos13
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you enjoy dramatic scenery and wildlife this place is a must. It is a birdwatchers paradise. Razorbills, gannets and puffins cover the cliffs and can be watched from the tower. You don't need to bring your binoculars or telescopes as they have some set up for anyone to use. Often porpoises and dolphins can be seen off the south... More 

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Thank Carol P
traveling cat
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

they have free binoculars to see the birds on the cliffs. But you can't take them with you unfortunately. they also had a couple of cameras set up to see the bird activity which is great. a RSPB man was there to answer questions as well.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

RSPB volunteers were helping visitors to spot birds and answer questions. Unfortunately, the cameras focuses on the nesting birds weren't up and running at the time we visited.

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Birkdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Visited Ellin's Tower after a visit to the South Stack lighthouse. The tower is a short walk down a few steps from the RSPB shop and car park. The building is well maintained, entry is free and binoculars are available to view the many types of bird on the surrounding cliffs and sea. Live camera feeds are also on display... More 

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

What a view, March April May its just birds, birds, birds, views from the tower are great and the staff at the tower are helpful and informative. Worth the walk to the tower. If you walk from the car park it is flat and easy with superb views. Lovely.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We visited the South Stack Reserve in summer time, and because of the good weather maybe lingered for a longer time, then if it would have been raining. The Ellins Tower is a beautiful small building and the wardens very helpful to explain the birds. A Visitor Centre, café and shop are on the same location as well. An absolute... More 

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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Ellins Tower is a lovely almost 200 year old building that sits on the shoreline and just is just cute. It was closed when we were there but that didn't matter, just seeing the building itself was sufficient. I am happy that it is well looked after by the RSPB. We will visit it again in summer.

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