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.
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.