RSPB Scotland Mull of Galloway nature reserve

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Mull Of Galloway RSPB Reserve, Mull of Galloway, Drummore, Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway, DG9 9HP

    Find out about the local birds and wildlife at the RSPB Scotland Mull of Galloway nature reserve which is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest.

    The Mull of Galloway is the most southerly point of Scotland and as such everywhere you turn there's a stunning view.  To the west is the Solway Firth and Irish Sea, with the Isle of Man in the distance, while all around you is the frenzied activity of a large cliff colony of sea birds.

    In spring the cliffs are a noisy scramble of guillemot, razorbill, fulmar and kittiwake. Overhead raven and black-backed gulls soar while black guillemot and puffins bob in the sea.

    Summer sees flocks of gannet, pied wagtail,meadow pipit and white-throat bustle, while autumn brings tern, skua, shearwater and common scoter swallows, house and sand martins. Linnet, goldfinch and the increasingly rare twite can also be spotted flocking together to guard against the patrolling peregrine falcons. In winter eider duck shelter and shags brave the storms on the rocks.

    The nature reserve is open at all times.  Please take care on the cliff edges.  Visitor facilities open from Easter to end of October.

    For information about events on this reserve, check

    4 Visitor Attraction
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016


    • Restaurant At Gallie Craig Coffee House adjacent to site
    • Tea & Coffee Available At Gallie Craig Coffee House adjacent to site


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop Gallie Craig Coffee house has comprehensive gift shop.

    Special Requirements

    • Dogs Welcome This nature reserve is important for wildlife. RSPB Scotland welcomes responsible access, in line with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. We would ask that you keep your dog close to you, preferably on a short lead and please clean up after your dog.


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available Facilities available in attached public toilets
    • Children Welcome Please take care at cliff edges


    • Picnic Area picnic table provided outside centre


    • Coastal Location
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Road Directions

    Follow directions towards Stranraer, Reserve is 21 miles south of Stranraer on A716 road. Continue south through Drummore and follow signposted, single track road to car park.

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the information point


    • Parking provided for visitors

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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