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Nature reserve on a remote area of the Shetland Islands with, three viewing platforms & a car park, ideal for seeing the local wildlife in their natural habitat. Dog friendly.
Sumburgh Head is one of Britain's most accessible seabird colonies and is home to an historic lighthouse. Upon your arrival, you will begin to imagine the lives of those who once lived here as you walk around the historic buildings and landmark. Throughout the year you will notice different seasonal highlights such as puffins in spring, guillemots in summer and twites in winter. You can also spend time watching the sea in all her moods, where you may catch some of the marine life making an appearance such as minke whales, orcas and dolphins.
A truly wonderful time to visit the cliffs is during the summer season. You will be privileged to witness the amazing spectacle of thousands of breeding seabirds, including fulmars, shags, guillemots and puffins. The reserve will also provide you with some wonderful facilities such as three viewing platforms, nature trails and educational facilities which run throughout the summer term. The island is also a great place for you to bring your four legged friend, but we ask you to keep your dog close and encourage responsible dog walking.