Montrose Basin Visitor Centre

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Montrose Basin Visitor Centre information

adult/child £4/3
Opening hours
10.30am-5pm Mar-Oct, 10.30am-4pm Fri-Sun Nov-Feb
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At the southern edge of town, Montrose Basin Visitor Centre has indoor and outdoor hides, and viewing platforms with high-powered­ binoculars and remote-controlled TV cameras where you can zoom in on the local wildlife. In summer you can see curlews, oystercatchers and eider ducks – and perhaps an otter if you’re lucky – and in autumn the basin is invaded by huge flocks of pink-footed and greylag geese. The birdwatching is best from two hours after high tide till two hours before the next high tide – check times at any tourist office.