St Kilda National Nature Reserve

Nature Centres & Reserves

St Kilda National Nature Reserve, St Kilda, St Kilda, HS

    Remote, spectacular, and a designated World Heritage Site, the St Kilda National Nature Reserve archipelago lies 41 miles west of Benbecula.

    With its dramatic landscape of sheer cliffs and sea stacks, St Kilda National Nature Reserve feels like a place perched on the edge of the world. It is Europe's most important seabird breeding area and includes the world's largest northern gannet colony. St Kilda has an enigmatic past and the people who lived here had a unique lifestyle, dependent on the riches of the seas around Britain's most remote point.

    For the best weather and opportunities to spot seabirds, visit between May and July.

    Facilities include a small museum in the 19th century village, and a shop which sells books, postcards and gifts. The ranger service is available between April and September.

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

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by ferry:- Fifty miles west of the Outer Hebrides. Only by cruise ships or charter boats from Oban, Leverburgh (Harris), Miavaig (Lewis) and Berneray (North Uist). Access to islands other than Hirta is by prior arrangement with the seasonal warden.

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