Scottish Seabird Centre

The Scottish Seabird Centre is an independent conservation and education charity. Here you can learn everything you need to know about the Seabird Centre, including our charity information, environmental practices and awards.

Special Offers for Car-Free Visitors

2-for-1 entry with a ScotRail ticket. Free child entry with a ScotRail Kids Go Free ticket.

Facilities for Car-Free Visitors

The Scottish Seabird Centre has a cafe selling hot and cold food and drinks.

Nearest Railway Station

North Berwick

Arriving by Foot

A pleasant walk through a historic town with views of the coast. The last section can be completed either by walking along the beach or by continuing down Forth Street and taking a left at the junction with Victoria Road.

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Nearby Walking Routes

Arriving by Bike

The first section of the suggested route requires walking the bike on the pavement as it use the path down to Abbey Road which is one way in the opposite direction. You can instead cycle the whole way by turning left on Station Road and then right at the traffic lights (Station Hill) which will join the cycle route below at Westgate/Beach Road. From there it’s an easy route through town. Traffic is not fast, and the route is relatively flat.

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Nearest cycle parking

There are some cycle racks outside the entrance to the Scottish Seabird Centre.

Cycle carriage on trains and buses

North Berwick station is served by regional ScotRail services. The trains on this route have only two spaces but also allow cycles to be stored in the doorways (on the right side of the train). Bicycles do not require reservations. Full details are contained in the ScotRail Connections Guide.

If travelling to North Berwick via transfer at Edinburgh Waverley, note that this station is also served by regional and intercity trains operated by ScotRail as well as CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains East Coast, and Virgin Trains West Coast. These trains carry between two and six bicycles and intercity trains require a reservation, which can be made by contacting the train company or visiting a ticket office.

Nearby Cycle Routes

The John Muir Way

Arriving by Bus

Directions to the Bus Stop

Exit the railway station and walk straight ahead, following the walkway beside the car park until you get to the main road (Station Road). The bus stop is directly to the left and is served by service 121 which will take you to the Seabird Centre stop.

If you are arriving by bus from Edinburgh or Musselburgh on the First X24 or 124, you will be dropped off at Church Street bus stop. Simply turn around and walk back to Beach Road/Forth Street (the road the bus just turned off of). From there you can pick up the walking path below either going onto the beach or by taking a right onto Forth Street.

This information was believed to be correct at the date of publication of this website, 23 June 2015. We would encourage users of the site to check the public transport information presented above before setting off.