Get back to nature with a visit to this award-winning, all-weather attraction. Discovery Centre, gift shop, cafe and boat trips.
*** Our Discovery Experience is currently closed for an exciting refurbishment. Please visit us from mid-December and experience our brand new exhibits. The Seabird Cafe and Gift Shop will remain open as normal.***
Enjoy a great day out at the seaside with the five star Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick, only 30 minutes from Edinburgh.
In the Discovery Centre control interactive live cameras on the local islands to zoom in on the amazing wildlife in its natural habitat. Don't miss the gannets on the Bass Rock, the world's largest colony of Northern gannets and the puffins on the Isle of May National Nature Reserve, the biggest puffin colony on the east coast of Britain.
There's different wildlife to see throughout the year and at different stages of the breeding season. Check out the wildlife calendar on their website for details of what you might see.
Relax in the Seabird Café which boasts East Lothian's only seaside sun deck, with stunning views out to the Firth of Forth. There's also a gift shop and seasonal boat trips.
Boat trips run between April and the end of September. Enjoy the wildlife in the Firth of Forth from the custom built 55 seat catamaran or the Three Islands Seabird Seafari on the fast RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat). Further trips include Landing trips to the Isle of May and Bass Rock and the Forth Ferry to Anstruther.
Full disabled access, baby changing and free parking. Visitors with a valid train ticket can receive 20% discount on entry to the Discovery Centre on that day.
Walking and cycling
The Scottish Seabird Centre forms part of the John Muir Way. We have bike racks and the North Berwick train is specially equipped with additional bike storage.
Fast, 35 minute journey from Edinburgh Waverley.
We offer a 20% discount for the Discovery Centre with a valid train ticket for that day,
The Seabird Centre is a 15 minute walk from North Berwick train station: this walk is downhill to the Centre and uphill back to the station.
Local taxi companies: Jim's Taxis +44 (0)1620 894900 and A2B Taxis +44 (0)1620 895000.
Only 25 miles/ 40kms from the centre of Edinburgh, the Scottish Seabird Centre and North Berwick are signposted from the A1. Follow the brown tourist signs to the Seabird Centre’s pay-and-display car park, we are 5 minutes walk from here. Just head for the sea!
The rates are £2 per hour or £7 per day, and FREE from October to February. All parking income supports the work of the charity.
Please note, there is disabled parking adjacent to the Centre and in the Centre's car park.