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Address: Wales
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This small island nature reserve, located off the west coast of Wales, is...

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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Best island in the world!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 December 2016
Ieuan E
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 accommodation is basic but warm, dry and comfortable. The wardens are absolutely lovely and unbelievably... More 

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Thank Ieuan E
Wildlife_Trust_SWW, Marketing, Communications and Legacy Fundraising Officer at Skokholm, responded to this review

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. More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 to Martinshaven!). Spectacular in seabird breeding season & in good weather (puffins, shearwaters, guillemots/razorbills etc.);... More 

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Wildlife_Trust_SWW, Marketing and Communications Officer at Skokholm, responded to this review

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 More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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. Getting there is an adventure in itself - the 'harbour' is tiny and everything has... More 

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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, sometimes whales) from the comfort of the little hide below the lighthouse or just enjoy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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