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Ellin's Tower Visitor Centre

Holyhead LL65 1YH, Wales
+44 1407 762100
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My husband and I visited South Stack and visited Ellins Tower. It was lovely to see all the young... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hilary S
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
One Heck of a View

They have the bird cameras coming to it so you don't have to bring your own telescope although I'll... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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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.
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Holyhead LL65 1YH, Wales
+44 1407 762100
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I visited South Stack and visited Ellins Tower. It was lovely to see all the young birds through the binoculars,very captivating. The RSPB man who was on duty was very informative and knowledgeable. Such a lovely clear day - well worth a...More

Thank Hilary S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have the bird cameras coming to it so you don't have to bring your own telescope although I'll bet the telescopes are more powerful. It would be a good place on a brisk day.

Thank Yrneh1
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Run by the RSPB great views of the cliffs and lighthouse below. Live CCTV of Puffins on the day we went and helpful RSPB staff on hand to explain the best place to see certain birds.

Thank wpecker973
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Not knowing what to expect we visited Ellins Tower visitors centre. There was a live camera set up to watch the penguins and binoculars and telescopes were also set up to look at the various birds, and other wildlife. There was a talk from a...More

Thank Wendz11
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Visited on a overcast day just as it closed, you can use their binoculars and CCTV to see the birds nesting on the nearby clifftops. Possibility of seeing seals in the cove below. Lots of local walks, fantastic scenery, well worth a day for looking...More

Thank rob_gsd
Reviewed 27 April 2017

A very well set up centre to view the birds on the cliffs and any wildlife out to sea. Spotting scopes, binoculars being provided and knowledgeable staff all make the experience better. A great part of the visit to South Stack reserve.

Thank Jon D
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Really super geography. A pity there aren't more funds invested in the fabric of the building(could only see the outside as it's still closed for the Winter). The outside was in need of care and attention, but the view overtakes the down side to the...More

Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with my young family who absolutely loved it. The views from the tower are stunning and the wild life on show is excellent. Inside the tower there's good supply of binoculars and spotting scopes for visitors to use , and also a member of...More

Thank Steve W
South S, Project Officer at Ellin's Tower Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

Hi Steve Thanks so much for such a positive review, its always good to hear and be able to share with the team.

Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Run by the rspb this should be taken in on any trip to South Stack. Lots of information on local and migrating birds and one of the best vantage points to observe them

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Ellin's Tower is a great look out tower to watch the birds and it is run by the RSPB. You can watch the Puffins, guillemots and the seals out to sea. There is a guide present to answer questions about the wildlife which is very...More

Thank Sue M
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Kathy H
24 September 2015|
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Response from AlisonOco | Reviewed this property |
I would have thought so as there are no live birds inside. it's mainly a Viewing point. the car park is close by to leave dog in if necessary. not seen signs to contrary.