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Loch an Eilein

Aviemore, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Aviemore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water
Owner description: Hidden in the forest of Rothiemurchus, this beautiful place is one of the most loved in the UK. Loch an Eilein (loch of the island) with its 13th... more » Owner description: Hidden in the forest of Rothiemurchus, this beautiful place is one of the most loved in the UK. Loch an Eilein (loch of the island) with its 13th century island castle, was voted Britain's Best Picnic Spot as part of the celebrations to highlight the 10th anniversary of Warburtons National Bread Week which took place in May 2010 - a big thank you to everyone who voted. Step back in time and retrace the steps of the Highland cattle raiders as you enjoy views of the dramatic and mysterious Highland castle and enjoy the exceptional wildlife of the forest including Red Squirrels and Scottish Crossbills. You can enjoy some of the best low level walking in Scotland. Sheltered by ancient pine trees with views of the mountains, the path round the loch is suitable for motorised wheel chairs, off road buggies and is part of the 50km Rothiemurchus way marked network of paths. « less
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

What a lovley piece of very accessible rural Scotland. Stunning landscape and well worth the limited effort to viist.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, tranquil loch. We parked in one of several free parking/picnin areas and enjoyed a relaxing walk around the waters edge. Scenery is absolutly stunning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Spectacularly beautiful Loch with lovely walking trails. Can be busy as very popular, we came by on horse back and there were lots of people everywhere, we didn't have our camera when we were on horseback so we popped back to take some photos in the late afternoon, all the people had gone by 4:30 and we had the Loch... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

After briefly glimpsing the loch during our pony trek we came back for a better look and I even went for a swim across the loch (Note:It is cold!) The ruined castle is exceedingly picturesque. Parking charges are a bit irritating, you would never see parking charges for a natural park back home.

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Kajang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My wife and I just visited Loch an Eilein today. Serene and beautiful view. Taken many beautiful pictures and had picnic there. Terrain is flat, safe and easy to walk. Pay £1.50 per person for parking.

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Hook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

You walk for about 1 - 1.5 hours around the Loch. Its fairly flat, and folks were doing it with elderly relatives and small children and bikes. Its a beautiful walk, and you get a taste for the best of Scottish scenery. You do have to pay for the car park on entry, but they provide loos, and a gift... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We come here every year . Beautiful scenic walk or cycle round the loch . Bring a picnic and amble round . Scotland at its best !

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a very pleasant 3 mile walk around the loch which was very suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. Such a beautiful spot, worth the £4 parking charge. We went during the recent storm but on a good day would have been perfect for a long relaxing day out with a picnic

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Lovely place to visit and walk the 3 miles round the Loch at your own pace, map provided when you par your car by one of the Rangers.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I could spend the rest of my days walking round this loch, so beautiful, calm and peaceful. Only £4 to park and you can spend the day.

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