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About Fowlsheugh

Pair of kittiwakes on rock

Image: Andy Hay

If you're new to birdwatching, what better way to see the beauty of birds close up than by visiting a seabird cliff colony? The spectacular cliffs at Fowlsheugh are packed with 130,000 breeding seabirds in the spring and summer, including guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes. You could see puffins and fulmars too. Finally, look out for grey seals, dolphins and minke whales – and take care on the cliff walks.

Opening times

Open at all times.

Entrance charges

Free, but donations to help us continue our work here are welcome.

Information for dog owners

This nature reserve is important for wildlife. RSPB Scotland welcomes responsible access, in line with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. During the ground-nesting bird breeding season (1 April to 15 August) we would ask that you keep your dog close to you, preferably on a short lead and please clean up after your dog.

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Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 56.91842,-2.20035
  • Grid reference: NO879808
  • Nearest town: Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire
  • County: Aberdeenshire
  • Country: Scotland

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