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South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve

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Mount Holyhead

Breezy but lovely sunny day for our visit. Took our Westie up to the summit against his wishes... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Capel Curig, United Kingdom
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Circular walk with amazing views

As the weather was kind today we decided to do a circular walk around Holyhead Mountain. We started... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Winchester, England, United Kingdom
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“sea birds”(76 reviews)
“south stack”(94 reviews)
“stunning views”(50 reviews)
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...more
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Holyhead LL65 1YH, Wales
+44 1407 762100
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All reviews sea birds south stack stunning views well worth a visit bird watching car park ellin's tower rspb reserve breeding season helpful staff cake bird life great cafe free parking holyhead mountain light house viewing tower
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Breezy but lovely sunny day for our visit. Took our Westie up to the summit against his wishes, probably! Great round walk. Topped off with top bloke in the visitor centre, fellow Spurs fan COYS!

Thank 712MartinS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the weather was kind today we decided to do a circular walk around Holyhead Mountain. We started with a coffee in the RSPB cafe - unfortunately the Tower was shut so we couldn’t make use of the telescopes etc, but there wasn’t much birdlife...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a few hours. Took the trail towards the lighthouse, climbed various steps with great views out to sea and of Holyhead mountain. Saw a few choughs which was great to see. I imagine this place is even better in springtime. Cafe was warm...More

Thank Natalie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely afternoon, started with free parking (that never happens)!!! Wonderful views in every direction, several shortish walks ideal for kids. Tower has a viewing window and helpful rspb staff to point out sights. Cafe was also great 😀

Thank BrizzleSazzle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lucky again this year ! Wonderful weather, no wind and blazing sunshine. Fortunate again to get a glimpse of puffins among the thousands of other sea birds - guillemots, razor bills and gulls. Jolly good ice cream at the RSPB shop as well - see...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Providing the weather is kind, this is a brilliant place to visit and walk. Breathtaking views, lots of endangered coughs flying around and people in the RSPB shop/cafe are really helpful and friendly.

Thank Allison6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful view, not hard to find, especially with a SatNav. Good area for a walk and lots of photo ops.

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Best Day to visit is on a windy, you will get blown away. Only 2 buses a Day from Holyhead. 1 hour walk from town. Greatest sight in Holyhead.

Thank JasonMichaelJones
Reviewed 4 October 2018

of the sea and lighthouse station and a good place to visit if you are later taking the ferry back to Dublin. Lots of illustrative boards to fill you in on the detail if you care to wander about the surroudning hills. Shop too.

Thank Irwi
Reviewed 28 September 2018

A beautiful spot with fantastic views and lots of sea birds with the added bonus of an excellent cafe and friendly staff.

Thank Foggyphil
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5 September 2016|
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Response from Harley C | Reviewed this property |
From the visitor centre which is semi accessible (bit of a squeeze inside) there is a road, not to steep which can followed to look at the cliff line.
31 January 2015|
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Response from filligirl | Reviewed this property |
yes to dogs, but depends on how well behaved really. I would be concerned about the cliff edges and also about the adders that are around in the undergrowth. Seen a few and have known them to bite dogs though not heard of... More
31 January 2015|
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Response from Rebecca C |
Hi there, dogs are allowed across the reserve, they are allowed inside Ellin's Tower and the shop but not into the cafe (there are lots of tables outside). If you are heading out onto Holyhead mountain please be aware that... More