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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
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.
- Restaurant Onsite
Getting There and Contact Information
Fair Isle, Shetland Isles, The Highlands, ZE2 9JU, Scotland
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
The Observatory is open to visitors from the end of April to the end of October each year, closing for the first ten days of August for staff holidays. Staff and guest meals are usually served at 08:30, 13:00 and 18:00 and there may therefore be no-one a
Free so far as we know!