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4. Ellin’s Tower Seabird Centre

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Ellin’s Tower Seabird Centre

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Ellin’s Tower Seabird Centre offers not only fantastic views, but a chance to watch nesting birds close-up through closed circuit TV cameras, and information on the area’s flora and fauna. This 775 acre bird reserve of maritime heath and sea cliffs is an ornithologist’s paradise, and a wonderful place to see species including guillemots, choughs, peregrines, razorbills and puffins. 
Displays provide information on the ancient history of the area and there’s an extensive network of walks and Nature Trails, crossing a mixture of coastal and heathland terrain.

Viewing points
Spectacular views of the breeding seabird colonies from Ellins Tower visitor centre with binoculars and telescopes provided.

Nature trails
The heathland areas and their network of paths are open to the public  at all times. These paths cross a mix of coastal and heathland terrain and some pass close to cliff edges. 
Access to Ellins Tower is via a steep flight of stairs. ‘South Stack Island and the Lighthouse’ visitor attraction is via approximately 400 steps of variable rise and tread width down the cliff (not part of the RSPB reserve).

No RSPB provision. Privately-owned and operated South Stack Kitchen (café) serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and meals is located adjacent to the reserve at grid ref: SH207820.

Ellin’s Tower Seabird Centre Address:
Plas Nico
South Stack
LL65 1YH
Wales, UK

Ellin’s Tower Seabird Centre Opening Times:
Visitor Centre open April 1st to 30th September
Please contact RSPB to check opening times

Heathland areas and paths open throughout the year.

Ellin’s Tower Seabird Centre Admission:

The reserve and Ellins Tower (RSPB visitor centre) is free. However the Isle of Anglesey County Council charges an admission fee for access to ‘South Stack Island and the Lighthouse,’ which are not part of the RSPB reserve.


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