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Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve, Mainland

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Walk on top of the cliffs, admire the scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean, and go birdwatching at Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve. You can observe a colony of up to 25,000 seabirds on this 1.6 km (1 mi) long stretch of red sandstone cliffs, before exploring the rugged rock pools and the beach below. Come at low tide and you'll see a lagoon providing a haven for wading birds and ducks. Observe the famed puffin in its natural habitat, alongside guillemots and many other bird species. Bring warm clothes and binoculars to the nature reserve, which stays open 24 hours a day. Use our Harray tour planner to arrange your visit to Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve and other attractions in Harray.
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  • Worth the walk up from the car park to the cliffs. The sea views and the views of the cliffs and seabirds are fabulous. We saw puffins, razorbills, gulls, and great skuas. We walked up to the Kitchene...  more »
  • Views just wonderful, bird life abundant if lucky you might get a glimpse of the odd whale (On my visit a pod of killer whales had been seen--but not by me) --some hill approaches but not to much (tho...  more »
  • Well worth the walk. Stunning views kids loved seeing the bird nesting on the cliffs. The monument is an amazing tribute to the 737 souls who lost their life when the HMS Hampshire was lost after hitt...  more »

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