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“Fascinating”

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: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed October 8, 2013

A delightful natural habitat the cliff walk was beautiful the birds were fascinating we didn't stop at the cafe but had a wonderful walk. Parking was very good too.

Thank Barbara M
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

Park in the far car park , visit the hut circles, walk the cliffs , climb to the cafe and have lovely coffee. South Stack is a must visit for everWe on the island . Been visiting for over 49 years and it never fails to ww. Just love it !!

Thank Katiemouse
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

We have visited South Stack many times over the years and had always thought the big let down was the cafe, typical greasy spoon with unhelpful staff. Therefore when we realised that the RSPB were now in charge what a difference! Light airy surroundings, acceptably priced food & drink with helpful staff. Just what is required when the weather is cool & foggy! The RSPB area is small but well stocked and the staff are knowledgable.

Thank r0bert870
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Great place to go if you are in the area. Nice cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks and a small RSBP shop. The visitor centre is set about a 5 min walk from the cafe and the shop and it's got knowledgable and helpful staff in there happy to talk about the area and the wildlife found around the cliffs. The visitor centre is free to go into, however you have to pay if you wanted to go upto the lighthouse.

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Wonderful place to go, really interesting, lovely little cafe, really helpful staff. A must see and do

Thank Lenjane
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