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Skokholm

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Commune with the puffins

I have just got back from a wonderful weekend on Skokholm island with a couple of friends and had a... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
gaynorthomas
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Swansea, United Kingdom
Beautiful, magical island - not be to missed!

We have recently returned from a long weekend on Skokholm Island & had the most incredible... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
AliceS212
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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This small island nature reserve, located off the west coast of Wales, is one of the most important seabird breeding sites in Europe.
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

I have just got back from a wonderful weekend on Skokholm island with a couple of friends and had a fab time. I wasn't sure what to expect before leaving, so I thought I'd write a review with some top tips while they're fresh in...More

2  Thank gaynorthomas
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We have recently returned from a long weekend on Skokholm Island & had the most incredible experience. The island is open throughout the summer, and holidays are booked via West Wales Wildlife Trust. Be quick though, as spaces go early! We left St Martin's Haven...More

1  Thank AliceS212
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This place is magical, especially if you like birds. The island is inundated with seabirds during the spring and early summer so it has Puffins, Razorbills & Guillemots to see during the day, and if you're lucky Storm Petrels and Manx Shearwaters at night. The...More

2  Thank Ieuan E
Wildlife_Trust_SWW, Marketing, Communications and Legacy Fundraising Officer at Skokholm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Hi Ieuan, Thank you so much for your lovely review of Skokholm Island. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that you visit again soon. The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.

Reviewed 6 August 2016

Anyone can circumnavigate the island on tour boats, but no landings/day visitors. Seasonal stays (min. 3/4 days) possible by advanced booking in simple hostel-style self-catering accommodation in former farmhouse & associated buildings (no showers, composting toilets etc.; bring your own food and carry it down...More

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Wildlife_Trust_SWW, Marketing and Communications Officer at Skokholm, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Hi, Thanks so much for leaving a review. We hope you enjoyed your stay on Skokholm Island and hope to see you again soon. The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales and the Skokholm Team

Reviewed 2 September 2015

Skokholm Island is only a few miles from the Pembrokeshire mainland but you feel years away. There are no day visits, so you have to stay at least 3 days - sometimes longer if the weather's too bad for the boat to take you back....More

1  Thank Sylvia B
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Stayed on the island for a week, assisting with natural history studies but you don't have to be mad on wildlife to enjoy the island! Stunning views, huge seabird populations (go in June/July for Puffins etc.), acres of beautiful pink Sea Thrift, watch cetaceans (dolphins,...More

Thank J W
Reviewed 25 July 2010

Go before mid July to see 13,000 puffins nesting, fishing and flying. Best puffin viewing site. Loads of other sea birds and lots of grey seals.

4  Thank Annerly777
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Helen B
14 June 2017|
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Response from GiselleAndRichard |
Hi Helen. The boat departs from the same place as the Skomer boat so that will be as you remember. On the Skokholm side you are met by the staff and the dumper truck (which gets down almost to the water), so we just chain... More
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