Scottish Seabird Centre

Nature Centres & Reserves

The Harbour, North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 4SS

    Get back to nature with a visit to this award-winning, all-weather attraction. Discovery Centre, gift shop, cafe and boat trips.


    Only 30 minutes from Edinburgh and perched on a rocky outcrop at North Berwick Harbour, overlooking the islands of the Firth of Forth and sandy beaches of East Lothian, the five star Scottish Seabird Centre offers something for all ages, come rain or shine.

    A world-leader in remote wildlife viewing, in the Discovery Centre visitors can control interactive live cameras to zoom in on the wildlife action on the world-famous Bass Rock, Isle of May National Nature Reserve, plus other islands and harbours.

    Open year-round, there’s the chance to uncover more in the Wildlife Theatre, Flyway Tunnel, Environment Zone and Telescope Deck.

    There’s different wildlife throughout the seasons including puffins, gannets, seals and much more. During the holidays there’s a programme of family-friendly events.

    Unwind in the licenced café which is full of locally-sourced produce and on warmer days sit out on the sun deck overlooking the Firth of Forth. The gift shop also stocks items from local artists and craftspeople, as well as mementoes.

    There’s also the chance to extend your Seabird experience with one of the various boat trips to the Bass Rock and Isle of May – the Centre has exclusive landing rights for the Bass Rock and also runs photography trips to the Isle of May.

    Baby changing and full disabled access (not applicable to boats). Enjoy 20% off admission with your ScotRail train ticket. 


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    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    April to August - Mon to Sun 10:00 to 18:00
    February, March, September and October - Mon to Fri 10:00 to 17:00, Sat & Sun 10:00 to 17:30
    November to January - Mon to Fri 10:00 to 16:00 and Sat and Sun 10:00 to 17:00
    Closed Christmas Day on


    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Dairy Free
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Lunch Available
    • Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available

    Dietary Options

    • Nut Free Meals


    • ASVA Member
    • Hearing Loop
    • Level Access
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Coastal Location
    • Town Location
    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Indoor Play Area


    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Cycle Rack
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Paid Parking within easy distance
    • Parking
    • Public Parking Nearby

    Transport within Scotland

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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
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point


    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • all routes
    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Where appropriate there is a hearing loop system [e.g. ticket counter/ gift shop]


    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria
    • Catering staff provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements


    • There is a lift

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

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