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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

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 request that you keep your dog close to you, preferably on a short lead, clean up after your dog and that you keep to the paths.

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Where is it?

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

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