Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick

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#1 of 15 in Parks in East Lothian
Enjoy an interactive adventure through remote wildlife viewing at Scottish Seabird Centre. Get a close encounter with gannets, puffins, shags, and cormorants through a network of cameras placed on nearby islands. Remotely control a camera and project images of birds nesting, diving, or feeding their young onto the big screen. Scan for dolphin and whale sightings through the remote cameras, or join a boat trip to the islands. Check online for children's workshops and guided beach walks and to book boat trips in advance. Scottish Seabird Centre is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, North Berwick Edition.
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  • A lovely spot to break a journey. Plenty of free parking close by and beautiful sea views across to the islands of Craigleith, Lamb and South Dog. Wanted to stay longer, but time pressed. Must do a st...  more »
  • Very friendly and helpful staff and an excellent shop. Knowledgeable chap helped with my query and showed me what I needed to see. All in all well worth visiting and supporting the work they do in edu...  more »
  • We visited in mid February when we use the remote cameras but had no direct contact with the seabirds. The facilities are extensive but left us feeling a sense of being remote from nature.  more »
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  • The good? Great for kids Interesting info in the wildlife and 3d film was excellent. Staff very friendly and helpful. Toilets are clean and we'll kept. The bad? Not set up very well for disabled visitors chairs or scooters as the displays do not have enough space to move around. If in a wheelchair then you cannot use the viewing area properly as there are no telescopes at wheelchair height and the wall is too high to see over. There are options to see on screen inside, however a few simple changes could make the outside area accessible for all.
  • I cannot comment on the educational part of the seabird centre itself, as we have only ever been in for food and drinks in the cafe but it's a perfectly nice place with a nice outside area on the water if weather permits. The food is fine but it's pretty expensive for what it is, canteen food at restaurant prices, so if you're looking for a spot of lunch I would recommend going into town. If you're just stopping for a quick coffee though, and it's a nice day, it's a good place to sit and enjoy the views of the sea.
  • Brilliant day out and right next to a gorgeous beach with an icr-cream van, little boutique shops nearby. Perfect for a day trip particularly on a sunny day. The sea life centre also runs boat trips to bass rock to see more of the sea life. They run at different times throughout the Day, one of the times is 4pm. Costing £22 per adult, there are children's prices too. We missed the boat trip but it does look like it would be a great thing to do.
  • I thought the ambience was really cosy; the menu, although some may say limited, well priced and excellent food. Welcomes dogs and has a good priced children’s menu. Staff lovely and coffee a great treat. Definitely will return!
  • Great experience. My 5 year old daughter loved all the activities in centre and the fantastic science show. Excellent cafe. Great value for money and a great afternoon out.
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