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Scottish Seabird Centre
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 23 March 2012

Excellent. Visit the cafe---lovely food.
Well socked shop with a variety of gifts.

Thank Valdai
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Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2012

Dear Valdai. Thank you so much for this excellent five star review. We hope you come back to visit us again. Kind regards Laura

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Reviewed 22 March 2012

I was sadly disappointed at the cost to enter the discovery zone, but if you have not spent much time on the coast of our country then definitely worth a visit!

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Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2012

Hi there. Thanks for taking the time to write a review and for our three stars - all feedback is much appreciated. We believe we offer great value for money with the opportunity to visit the Discovery Centre as many times as you like on the day you purchase your ticket. Thank you for commenting that we are definitely worth a visit! With our location at North Berwick and with the café deck overlooking the Firth of Forth it is indeed an ideal location to experience the wonderful East Lothian coastline. Kind regards, Laura

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Reviewed 20 March 2012

Was nice to have a wander around the centre and then have coffee and snack outside on the balcony looking out to the Bass Rock! Unusual to be able to sit out in March but it was very sheltered. Staff in centre very helpful!

Thank Galagirl1
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Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2012

Hi there. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and for giving us four stars! I will pass on the feedback that you were impressed with staff, as this is always fantastic to hear, and our lovely coffee! As you're not too far away, we hope you come back and see us again. Kind regards Laura

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Reviewed 19 March 2012

After a look at what the birds are up to have a nice cuppa out on the deck looking out at Bass Rock, Wonderful

Thank Sugajar
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Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2012

Hi there. Thanks for this five star review! We pride ourselves on five star service and a five star experience and we are delighted that this was reflected during your visit. We hope to see you again. Kind regards Laura

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Reviewed 18 March 2012

Great views & info about the 150,000 Gannets breeding on Bass Rock just offshore.

Thank Niall C
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Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2012

Hi Niall. Thanks so much for this four star review - fantastic! We hope you enjoyed your time in East Lothian. Great to read you enjoyed finding out about the world-famous, Bass Rock gannets, they are truly amazing! There's also the chance to learn about all the other seabirds that inhabit the Firth of Forth islands - there will be around 500,000 here soon. If you are ever back in East Lothian, we hope you visit us again. Kind regards Laura

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