St Cyrus National Nature Reserve

Nature Centres & Reserves

St Cyrus, Nr Montrose, Aberdeenshire, DD10

    The cliffs and dunes of St Cyrus support a distinctive range of plants, including many southern species.

    The natural barriers of inland cliffs and a seaward ridge of sand dunes protect the St Cyrus grasslands from the ravages of the weather. In summer the reserve is awash with colour and life, from the intense purple of the clustered bellflower to the constant movement of countless butterflies and moths. Soaring above all this, peregrine falcons circle high in the air, waiting for an opportunity to dive on their prey.

    Spring and summer is the best time to visit to see plants and breeding birds, whilst in winter you can spot wading birds.

    Admire the excellent views from the clifftop at the village end. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times and dog waste bins used.

    Facilities also include a visitor centre and toilets.

    3 Wildlife Experience
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Open from 10am-5pm everyday from 1st April - 31st October and then Monday to Friday 1st November - 31st March

    Leisure Facilities

    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities

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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 route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
      • with a ramp
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities


    • There is an audible alarm system


    • Staff who have contact with visitors have disability awareness training

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

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