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Isle of May National Nature Reserve

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Great day out

Had a wonderful day on island watching and photographing birds and seals.The closeness of the... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
Stirling, United Kingdom
absolutely brilliant

Went to se the puffins close up during a previous visit to Anstruther. A great day out ! One point... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2018
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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Anstruther KY10 3AX, Scotland
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

Had a wonderful day on island watching and photographing birds and seals.The closeness of the Puffins and nesting Terms was a good experience, the sail around the island to watch the seals was equally good, highly recommended.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 692donaldm
Reviewed November 24, 2018

Went to se the puffins close up during a previous visit to Anstruther. A great day out ! One point of note.... there is no cafe on the island itself so take your own food and drink with you. You may be able to get...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank linzerbairn
Reviewed September 6, 2018

My daughter and I visited this amazing place arriving on the island and stopping for about 3 hours. After disembarking from the boat we were greeted by the lovely David Steel the islands warden who gave us an interesting but quick not boring informative talk...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Stanleyscat
Reviewed August 26, 2018

The puffins whizzing by your head aren't even the real stars--you're so close to masses of kittiwakes, guillemots, arctic terns, cormorants, and gulls that you expect the narration to be by David Attenborough. The racket is deafening. I agree with others who have commented that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ValhallaramaBK
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Took the fast boat to Isle of May. Passed the normal boat on the way out. Saw lots of wildlife - seals on shore and in the water. Lots of puffins, terns, gulls.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 618hood
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Three hours wasn't long enough to walk all the paths and explore everything on the island but that's ok - it gives us another excuse to go back! The staff on the island were fantastic, helpful, knowledgeable and fun! A lovely mix of history and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank undertheclock
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Visited in August, so not the most active time to be there, but a fabulous day nevertheless. 100% recommend. We took a picnic over with us and enjoyed a truly stunning setting.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Keith_S_T_2_Y
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Visited the Isle of May on the ferry from Anstruther. Fully booked with lots of families enjoying the smooth crossing. Glorious weather! It is the end of the puffin season so although we saw plenty whizzing about, none on the ground close enough for a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank DMOliver
Reviewed August 1, 2018

We visited the Isle of May in late July. It was an amazing experience. Thousands of seabirds flying over our heads, including puffins. Seals swimming around the island. A real paradise!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Georgios P
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Truly amazing place, managed by passionate and dedicated people. Wall to wall puffins and lots of other seabirds as well as seals. 3 hours watching puffins fly in and out with mouthfuls of sand eels for their young! A must visit if you love nature...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 557wendyc
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