The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre, Valentia Island

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  • Interesting exhibition on the themes of SkelligRocks Flora and fauna, history, buildings inclusive screening as well as the history of the Atlantic cable. Nice Café and a beautiful souvenir shop. Plenty of parking spaces available.
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  • This is a great way to learn more about the Skelligs and the historical background. It's a small exhibition but very thorough with good parking and a restaurant on site. A good start to any expedition...  more »
  • The Skellig Experience is a fantastic family activity. The centre contains a really interesting museum, outlining the rich history of the Skellig islands. Our party contained young children and the st...  more »
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  • Very informative, the visitors center is nicely kept, and the staff is lovely. However, the center is a bit smaller than expected and took much less time to get through the exhibit. Try the Beef Lasagna in the cafe, it's quite wonderful!
  • Amazing history. Go on the boat tour with Captain Noel to see the Skelligs up close and personal. Excellent customer service on the cruise!
  • Lovely building in a fantastic setting very nice staff too. The prices in the cafe were slightly extortionate but that is to be expected in any of these visitor centres
  • Really pretty inside great visitor centre and staff very nice.Restaurant and cafe nice also with seating outside with breath taking viewz
  • If you cannot get to Skellig Michael because of weather, or price, or seasickness, this is the next best thing. Informative film of the history of Skellig with tour guide narrative. After the film you may want to purchase one of several DVD recordings of Skellig, Ring of Kerry or other regional sights for 4 euros. Great vacation gift, in my humble opinion. Coffee shop with full window wall. Great to sit and sip while the rain slaps the window. Jumping off point for boats to Skellig. Lovely little gift shop and customer toilets available. Manager John is always on hand to assist as needed.

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