Scottish Owl Centre
Whitburn EH47 0AD
24.2 mi (30 mins) from Rosyth
21.6 mi (28 mins) from South Queensferry
25.5 mi (46 mins) from Leith
25.0 mi (42 mins) from Newhaven
() from Dundee
Tel: +4415 01228184
We are the largest collection of owls in the world with over 120 owls from 45 species from around the globe, housed in spacious aviaries all on a flat fully accessible site. As well as looking round at all the owls and learning about their habits and habitats from the interpretation boards, visitors can enjoy 2 daily all-weather indoor flying displays. Experiencing the owls flying up close along with the entertaining educational commentary by our very knowledgeable keepers, make these the highlight of any visit. Between April and August we also have a third daily static presentation. Although these public presentations are at set times, we would offer any cruise excursions a separate private flying display if this fitted better with their schedule. Flying displays are 30 minutes long and visitors can take anything from 45 minutes to 2 hours to look round the rest of the Owl Centre. Visitors can pay a few pounds extra to hold an owl for a photo. We also have a children's play area with a giant owl chute, a child-friendly interactive education area, a small gift shop and there is a cafe opposite us within the country park.
There is ample parking for coaches about 200 metres from the drop-off point which is about 50 metres from the Owl Centre entrance.
We are situated in the beautiful Polkemmet Country Park exactly halfway between Edinburgh and Glasgow only a few minutes from Junction 4A of the M8 with brown tourist signs giving directions from there. We're just 25 miles (55 minutes) from Leith and 20 miles (25 minutes) from South Queensferry.