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“Beautiful!”

South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve
Ranked #2 of 33 things to do in Holyhead
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: In a spectacular location, overlooking the Irish Sea RSPB South Stack Cliffs is a heathland paradise just waiting to be explored. Wind your way along the dramatic trails and take in the expansive views across Anglesey to Snowdonia and across the Irish Sea to the Llyn peninsula. There are great views of the iconic South Stack Lighthouse from Ellin's Tower. The heathland and sea cliffs are home to all sorts of wildlife. In spring and summer, marvel at the spectacular wildflower carpet covering the clifftops and seek out the rare spathulate fleawort, which grows nowhere else on earth! Carefully and quietly explore the edges of the heather and you might see lizards or even an adder. Visit Ellin's Tower for great views of the seabird city in spring and its puffins, guillemots and razorbills. Try to spot porpoise, dolphins and seals out to sea. Then you can browse in our shop, relax in the visitor centre and enjoy fresh food in our café. We welcome dogs on the reserve. They are allowed in Ellin's Tower, the shop and the entrance to the Visitor Centre but not in the café. Between July and November our flock of hebridean sheep will be grazing on Holyhead Mountain, please ensure dogs are kept under control around livestock. The Visitor Centre is open all year round except Christmas Day 10am - 5pm. Ellin's Tower is open from Easter to the end of September.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Birmingham
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

We didn't walk down the steps but admired from afar and ate lovely vegan soup in the cafe. Take binoculars as the views are stunning.

Visited October 2012
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stoke on trent
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Anglesey at its best”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Superb cliff views and a good variety of bird life.A cafe is close by if you need refreshments.And a walk down the steps to the lighthouse is not for the faint hearted,but well worth the effort.

Visited October 2012
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely area”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Great walks. Nice cafe close by and stunning scenery.
Many different species of birds including Choughs

Visited October 2012
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Thank Brian W
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Dramatic views”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

This is a spectacular stretch of coastline with superb walks and views. The RSPB staff are helpful and informative - and not just about the birds! We were beckoned over to a spot on our way back to the Visitor Centre to watch two common lizards basking in the sun. The Centre has a shop and a cafe serving tasty food.

Visited September 2012
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York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Wonderful views”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Shop was interesting and the views extremely lovely. It was very cold and windy however and so we didn't linger too long.

Visited September 2012
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