Montrose Basin Visitor Centre

Nature Centres & Reserves

Rossie Braes, Montrose, Angus, DD10 9TJ

    Montrose Basin is the enclosed estuary of the South Esk River. The reserve includes a 4-star visitor centre along with four remote bird hides.

    Covering 750 hectares, Montrose Basin is home to over 50,000 migratory birds including pink-footed geese, Arctic terns, knots and sedge warblers. The four- star visitor centre offers a great day out for all the family in Angus.

    Highlights include telescopes, binoculars and live footage of migratory birds.

    Children will love the interactive toys and games such as microscopes, species peepholes and puzzles. Children’s activities and guided walks are held regularly, and formal and informal educational groups run throughout the year.

    Fairtrade tea and coffee can be enjoyed with panoramic views across the Basin, and a range of wildlife gifts are available from the gift shop.

    4 Wildlife Experience
    Wild Scotland
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Montrose Basin Visitor Centre
    1 Nov 2015 - 29 Feb 2016
    Day Times
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday Closed
    Wednesday Closed
    Thursday Closed
    Friday 10:30 16:00
    Saturday 10:30 16:00
    Sunday 10:30 16:00
    Montrose Basin Visitor Centre
    1 Mar 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
    Day Times
    Monday 10:30 17:00
    Tuesday 10:30 17:00
    Wednesday 10:30 17:00
    Thursday 10:30 17:00
    Friday 10:30 17:00
    Saturday 10:30 17:00
    Sunday 10:30 17:00

    Please note winter opening hours: 1st November to 29th February Friday, Saturday and Sunday ONLY from 10.30am to 4pm.


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Indoor Play Area

    Payment Methods

    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Public Toilet Facilities


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Montrose Station go along the A92 Montrose to Arbroath Road for one mile South of Montrose. Look for the brown tourist signs indicating the Wildlife Centre.

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