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About Mull of Galloway

Black guillemots perched on rock, RSPB North Hill reserve

Image: Andy Hay

Everywhere you turn there's a stunning view. To the west is the Solway Firth and Irish Sea, with the Isle of Man in the distance, while all around you is the frenzied activity of a large cliff colony of sea birds, including guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes.

Meanwhile, the coastal heath of the cliff tops is also alive with wildlife, including rare butterflies, and more birds like the linnet and the stonechat. If you're new to birdwatching the most southerly point of Scotland is a great place to start. Take care on the cliff paths.

Opening times

Reserve open at all times. Visitor facilities open from Easter to end of October.

Entrance charges

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

Information for dog owners

Dogs are only allowed on public footpaths and bridleways. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times

Contact us

Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 54.63585,-4.85873
  • Grid reference: NX156305
  • Nearest town: Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway
  • County: Dumfries and Galloway
  • Country: Scotland

Get directions

Note: Some reserves are not served directly by public transport and, in these cases, a nearby destination (from which you may need to walk or take a taxi or ferry) may be offered.