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“Best part of Anglesey!!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve

South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve
Ranked #2 of 31 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
Chichester, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
46 attraction reviews
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“Best part of Anglesey!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

Having driven up the west side of the Island and being not impressed it was good to stop here and get the wind in your hair and walk along the gorse covered cliffs watching the seabirds, the crashing waves on the rugged rocks and the vast expanse of the Atlantic stretched out before you.
After a refreshing bit of exercise you can sit in the cafe which serves a good range of food and drink considering its on the edge of the country. - and for twitchers there is the added bonus of seeing Choughs on the hillside opposite - we'll worth the drive through boring countryside.

Visited September 2013
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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“Breath of Fresh Air”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

The staff were helpful and informative. The parking was easy, free and catered well for the disabled. The cafe was good and reasonably priced.

Visited October 2013
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Tipperary, Ireland
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“Fascinating”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited September 2013
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Stunning views”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 !!

Visited October 2013
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Wigan
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“Much improved experience since being managed by the RSPB!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

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.

Visited September 2013
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