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St Abbs Head National Nature Reserve

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Stunning scenery

We spent a little bit of time in St Abbs yesterday. A small village with harbour and lifeboat... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Lovely views spacially on a nice day

Lovely views spacially on a nice day. There is large parking area at the harbour, fee to pay. WE... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ickenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent a little bit of time in St Abbs yesterday. A small village with harbour and lifeboat station. The cliff walk to the north through the NNR is stunning. Well worth the trip and you can get good products from Abbs Carr cafe

Thank Dr_Waugh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely views spacially on a nice day. There is large parking area at the harbour, fee to pay. WE spent an hour to watch the views, with cliffs and rocks. Well sheltered harbour. Small coffee place. The road to the harbour is narrow and steep....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a clear day the landscape has the wow factor!! A must for keen photographers, the Cliffs are breathtaking, and in July the seabirds nest in their thousands, well worth a visit!!

Thank jacquipeerless
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent a few hours wandering around the NNR and visiting their coffee ☕️ Shop. A few hours didn’t do it justice, a full day is needed. Unfortunately the elements were against us, a little sun 🌞 but lots of rain ☔️....More

2  Thank Highland-Birder
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful harbour just north of Berwick upon Tweed. Lovely cafe for lunch or coffee and cake. Great place to break a journey

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Was recommended this walk at the information centre in St Abbs - it's well worth try, just to experience at first hand some of the stunning scenery in the area. You need a few hours to enjoy the walk at a leisurely pace - there...More

1  Thank jeizza
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

My parents and I, along with my dog completed this walk. Albeit at a leisurely pace as lots of photos were taken on route. We had a beautiful sunny blue skied day, which always helps to make any day out that little bit better. We...More

2  Thank Rikalus
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Went out to St Abbs Head for an evening walk. Plenty of seabirds to view and lovely views of Mire Loch. No midges.

Thank NealeandSue
Reviewed 27 May 2018

So happy to this walk from the visitors centre as it turned out more than I expected. The walk has great access to all abilities or can be partly done by vehicle. The coastal birds were great to see with an added bonus around the...More

1  Thank Salmo01
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Love this place. So much varied landscape but the real stars are the cliffs and the seabirds. Good to see them all lined up again on the ledges.

Thank Andrew B
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Response from Brian M | Reviewed this property |
The two most likely birds of prey to be seen in the area of the cliffs I would suggest are Peregrine Falcon or Kestrel. I've usually seen the Peregrines on my trips here.