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Attraction Currently Closed

Fair Isle Bird Observatory

  • Shetland Isles
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Parks and Playgrounds, Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Attraction Currently Closed

This attraction is currently closed due to a fire until Spring 2021

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Attraction Information

Fair Isle Bird Observatory enjoy the spectacular cliff and coastal scenery, wild flowers, dramatic seabird colonies and a wealth of spring and autumn migrants.

Fair Isle is Britain most remote inhabited island, situated 25 miles south of Shetland and 25 miles north of Orkney.

During the Summer it is easily accessible daily by boat or by plane. Air travel between Shetland Mainland and Fair Isle operated by Direct Flight: 01595 840246. For information on arriving by sea you can call Mr or Mrs Thomson (who run the ferry) on 01595 760363, but be prepared for an early start!

They offer great accommodation at the observatory if you fancy stopping over to make the most of this little gem of an island.

Opening hours

April - October
Please call attraction for details


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Fair Isle, Shetland Isles, The Highlands, ZE2 9JU, Scotland

Phone number

01595 760258



Click here to visit Fair Isle Bird Observatory's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Fair Isle Bird Observatory has not told us about their parking.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Fair Isle Bird Observatory has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

No, Fair Isle Bird Observatory is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Fair Isle Bird Observatory have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Fair Isle Bird Observatory has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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