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“STUNNING VIEWS”

Ellin's Tower Visitor Centre
Ranked #6 of 33 things to do in Holyhead
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Ellins Tower is part of the RSPB Reserve. In the spring and early summer it is a great place to watch the nesting seabirds on the cliffs. Binoculars and telescopes are available to use free of charge. The Tower is manned by staff and volunteers. Reserve open all year round, Ellins Tower Easter - end September.
Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“STUNNING VIEWS”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

worth the climb down to this place. Staff very helpful and interesting to hear from them about the wildlife. Telescopes and binoculars bring everything so close. Great for all ages.

Visited August 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Ellins Tower”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

There were things set up to watch whatever is happening at the time. The staff were all around telling you what was going on live. They told you where was best to go.

Visited July 2012
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Thank sue r
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New York Mills, Minnesota
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Kids hated it”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

It's a plain old boring bird spotting hide. The first question they ask when you arrive is "Are you a member?" it's advertised as a family day out not a private members club!!! Staff were rude and unhelpful

Visited June 2012
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Thank Rodger W
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Amazing Views”
Reviewed June 21, 2012

This is a must if you are heading for South Stack, the view from here are amazing, if you travel in early June, the birds are nesting on the cliff edge, a great site, the center has information on the birds and you are able to view them through special binoculars provided.

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Anna M
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Stoke on Trent
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362 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Good Vantage Point for Kids & Novices...”
Reviewed June 9, 2012

...of which I count myself one! If you are at South Stack because you've been told it's nice but don't know your puffins from your peregrine falcons, then this is worth a call in to. A small tower/vantage point, staffed by RSPB staff who can point out birds of interest and also hire you some binoculars. Ideal for kids (there is an interesting display and the opportunity to do some colouring in!) or those who don't fancy standing in the buffeting wind/driving rain/blazing sun.
No toilets, some steps but really only a 5 minute walk from the well equipped main visitor centre.

Visited June 2012
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Thank ADsMum
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