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Address: The Harbour, North Berwick EH39 4SS, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 1620 890202
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10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Enjoy great days out at the seaside with the five star Scottish Seabird...

Enjoy great days out at the seaside with the five star Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick.

In the Discovery Centre control the interactive live cameras to zoom in on the amazing local wildlife on the Firth of Forth islands including puffins, gannets and seals. The Bass Rock is the world’s largest Northern gannet colony and BBC Countryfile Magazine’s Nature Reserve of the Year and the Isle of May is the biggest puffin colony on the east coast of Britain.

There’s different wildlife to see throughout the year and at different stages of the breeding season.

Visitors can enjoy expert talks, 3D TV, fish tanks, Flyway Tunnel, Wildlife Theatre, Turtle and Ray Zone and a Scope Deck. There is also a Gift Shop, the Seabird Cafe which has East Lothian’s only seaside sundeck, plus a range of seasonal boat trips.

The Scottish Seabird Centre is open all year – only closed on Christmas Day.

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Hello I ate a lunch of lasagne and chips today and it was very filling and well priced. Very good Caroline

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Caroline F
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Hello I ate a lunch of lasagne and chips today and it was very filling and well priced. Very good Caroline

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Thank Caroline F
Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this review

Hi Caroline Many thanks for taking the time to feedback on your lunch in the Seabird Cafe. Lasagna and chips sound ideal for a chilly January day! We hope to see you at the Centre again. Kind regards Laura More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't even go in but just walking around the outside -it was breath taking! You can walk out a little on a wee jetty bit which is a little rough under foot but otherwise an easy walk. Our little ones enjoyed looking at the little harbour too

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Thank sam s
Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this review

Hi Sam It is great to hear you enjoyed your time walking around the harbour area and beach - hopefully we can tempt you into the Centre next time! With the Discovery Centre, gift shop and a cafe there is plenty to keep the family entertained. We certainly agree - the scenery here is breath-taking! All the best Laura More 

north berwick
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited there on the 29th December as a local .Waited over 25 minutes to get served at the cafe!!!! .Poor girl on her own behind the till should get an award for patience and tolerance for no one supporting her.Perhaps it would have been nice to have seen one of the many manager types helping her out on what was... More 

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Thank belgieNorthBerwick
Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for taking the time to feedback to us - all visitor feedback is very important to ensure we can be the best we can. Your comments have been shared with the team. I would appreciate you sending me an email so we can review your experience further. Please send an email to info@seabird.org and I will let... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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121 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the cafe and shop only and it was extremely busy. Cafe is quite expensive but all profits go to the Seabird Centre so don't mind overly much.

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Thank Brian7392
Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this review

Hi Brian Thank you for visiting the Seabird Centre. You are quite right - as a charity, all income is invested in the conservation and education work that we do, so thank you for your support. We hope to see you at the Centre again next time you are in East Lothian. Kind regards Laura More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fairly typical seabird attraction, with great views of Bass Rock. You can become a member of the Society and gain free entrance to the lobster hatchery and seabird experience. We didn't do this; the main reason for this review is that you could have a reasonable lunch for a reasonable price, which is rare among such attractions.... More 

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Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this review

Hi Chris Thanks for visiting the Seabird Centre and for taking the time to write this review. We are indeed open on Bank Holidays - we are only closed on Christmas Day. It is great that you noted our partnership with The Firth of Forth Lobster Hatchery - this exhibition runs until the end of March. Thank you for your... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Headed towards the centre during bracing winds on New Years Day. It was busy but coping well with the flurry of families. Inside it had a great cafe to get hot drinks and food. The information on the birds and wildlife was very well presented and generated interest to return to look more into the opportunities to explore the colonies... More 

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Thank KTJ60
Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this review

Hi there This is a really excellent review - thank you very much. We were very glad to provide a haven for you on a chilly 1st of January! We hope to see you at the Centre another time. Your review has been shared with the team. Kind regards Laura More 

Linlithgow
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in for some lunch before going a long walk Food was good and staff very good, but oh my.... the customers! Mostly English or posh Edinburgh types with no regard for anyone else. Children screaming and parents ignoring them.... We will be back but not over a holiday period

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Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for visiting the Centre and for taking the time to feedback on your experience. We welcome a wide range of visitors throughout the year and very much hope that you visit us again. Hope you enjoyed your long walk! Kind regards Laura More 

Glasgow
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82 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here between Christmas and New Year. The staff were very informative, knowledgeable and genuinely interested in the centre and wildlife. Great interactive cameras and displays for children

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Thank gtdm
Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for this lovely review which has been shared with the team. Great that you enjoyed the interactive live cameras, family activities and talks by our team. We hope to see you at the Centre again next time you are in East Lothian. Kind regards Laura More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely afternoon spent at the Seabird centre in North Berwick. Very informative and a great gift shop . We had hot chocolates and cake on the deck overlooking the sea . Bliss ! Well worth a visit .

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Thank Dawn S
Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this review

Hi Dawn Thanks for visiting the Centre during your family break - great that you enjoyed your time with us and in North Berwick. Your comments have been shared with the team and thanks for the recommendation. All the best Laura PS - we agree, hot chocolate on the decking is bliss! More 

glasgow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

excellent all round. gifts of highest quality and nice membership discount. centre itself excellent and great exhibitions. a great day had by all.

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Thank shoestring1
Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for visiting the Seabird Centre during your short break in North Berwick - and for this lovely 5-star review! Your comments have been shared with the team and we hope to see you at the Centre again next time you are in the area. Kind regards Laura More 

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