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Scottish Seabird Centre

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The Harbour, North Berwick EH39 4SS, Scotland
+44 1620 890202
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Bass Rock Landing

I attempted to book their bass rock landing trip for 14-April-2016. There are not that many trips... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2016
Keith W
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Frankfurt, Germany
Great Place to visit

The weather wasn't good but this attraction had things to do - even in the rain. the entry fee is... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2016
Aldoc999
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London, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“boat trip” (84 reviews)
“live cameras” (36 reviews)
“bass rock” (243 reviews)
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The Harbour, North Berwick EH39 4SS, Scotland
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The Harbour, North Berwick EH39 4SS, Scotland
+44 1620 890202
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

I attempted to book their bass rock landing trip for 14-April-2016. There are not that many trips, there are a limited number of places on the boat so you need to do this in advance. This is/was my fourth year of trying. I booked my...More

Thank Keith W
Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2016

Dear Mr Wood Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback and we are sorry that there was a mix-up with the communication. I understand that there has been correspondence with our Boat Manager and Head of Operations who are resolving this. Kind...More

Reviewed 20 March 2016

The weather wasn't good but this attraction had things to do - even in the rain. the entry fee is modest, there is a kids area, indoor rock pool, indoor tidal tank, cinema and then the remote controlled cameras, located on the islands, where you...More

Thank Aldoc999
Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2016

Hi there Thanks for visiting the Seabird Centre and for this excellent five star review. Great to see that you enjoyed the Discovery Centre and the Seabird Cafe. Your lovely feedback has been passed on to the team. Kind regards Laura

Reviewed 15 March 2016

Welcome break after walking from Yellowcraigs to North Berwick. A little more expensive than some coffee shops but well worth it for the views. Lots of interesting souvenirs.

Thank marilyn j
Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2016

Hi Marilyn What a lovely walk that must have been! Thanks for popping in to the Seabird Cafe and thanks for taking the time to write a review. Kind regards Laura

Reviewed 20 February 2016

We didn't actually go round the seabird centre but did have a very nice lunch at the cafe. Wonderful shop with some interesting products to buy. Cold day. Nice to be able to support the hard work that they do at this place. Do try...More

1  Thank Abbie K
Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2016

Hi Abbie Thanks for taking the time to give your feedback on your visit. It is excellent to see that you enjoyed lunch in the Seabird Cafe. We agree - North Berwick town is certainly worth a wander as there are lots of lovely shops...More

Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Pleasant but expensive. Great view and interesting displays....Shop had some lovely gifts staff friendly

Thank jac4ed
Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2016

Hi there Thanks for taking the time to give your feedback - great to see that you enjoyed your visit. We do run a range of offers throughout the year, including discounts on entry for those who have travelled by train. Kind regards Laura

Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Went to the sea bird centre for the afternoon. Quite pricey but the cash goes to support their charity work so can't begrudge it. Soft play kept the kids occupied while we looked at the exhibits (although there is plenty other than the soft play...More

Thank jimmybro8
Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2016

Hi there Thank you for visiting the Seabird Centre and for taking the time to give your feedback. Glad your kids enjoyed the soft play while you had a chance to use the interactive live cameras and explore the exhibits. It's also fantastic that you...More

Reviewed 11 February 2016

This centre is well worth a visit. The static displays are good and lifelike. The films are excellent as are the on-going filming of the birds on and around the Bass Rock. It is easily accessible from the car park. There was a good view...More

Thank pamgezzelegale
Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2016

Hi there Thank you for visiting us and for the recommendation! Great to see that you enjoyed your time in the Discovery Centre and the Seabird Cafe - it is brilliant to relax with a nice hot coffee out on the deck. We hope that...More

Reviewed 9 February 2016

It is about 15 minute walk from the train station. Not signposted. On arrival, you see the big building which is the cafe and where you can buy tickets to visit inside (I didn't go). I had booked for a boat trip, but there were...More

1  Thank J S
Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2016

Hi there Thank you for booking the Seabird Catamaran Cruise and for taking the time to give your feedback. We have been reviewing the North Berwick signage in conjunction with the local business association, so we hope to see improvements with this very soon. There...More

Reviewed 5 February 2016

At sea side of the small town of Berwick there is a musim related with the sea birds of this area. It was very nice and short visit. I liked the coffe shop as the day was sunny.

Thank Stelios G
Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2016

Hi Stelios Thank you for visiting the Seabird Centre and for posting a review. Great to see that you enjoyed your visit and that it was a sunny day! All the best Laura

Reviewed 20 January 2016

The centre is marvellously situated looking out over the Firth of Forth towards the Bass Rock, and the stroll from the car parking to the centre takes you past an old pilgrim chapel. Just inside the centre is a great range of gifts for children...More

Thank Rosiemee
Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2016

Hi there Thank you for visiting the Seabird Centre and for taking the time to give your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we will look forward to seeing you again. Thanks also for your feedback on our gluten free items...More

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Suzanne L
11 November 2017|
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Response from Puffin2000 | Property representative |
Hi there. There is a wildlife calendar on our website, which will provide a guideline on the wildlife you might see during your visit. This is in the Wildlife section. It states: Eiders, peregrines, shags, cormorants and... More
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Celina S
28 September 2017|
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Response from Puffin2000 | Property representative |
Hi Celina, our very last boat trips of the season take place this weekend. Pop onto our website to book your seats now! Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you next Easter, when they start up again. Best wishes Jill
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