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Loch of the Lowes

Dunkeld PH8 0HH, Scotland
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Dunkeld
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
Inverurie, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We first came across Loch of the Lowes, (pronounced low, rhyming with cow), in 2005. We were lucky to be living in Scotland and visited every day for fourteen days, when the Osprey chicks were about to be born. The SWT centre has the usual merchandise on sale, but no food or drinks, so take your own. There is a... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
28 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A family and friends trip there this afternoon. We saw lots of small birds ranging up in size to woodpecker and pheasant, but the majority were tits and finches - and a very uncocky robin; and we enjoyed the opportunity to ask questions of two young but knowledgeable staff. Some mute swans feeding on the loch, but it was a... More

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thurso
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Ospreys head south at start of august so just made it. Beautiful setting if a little awkward roads. Helpful, knowledgable staff

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We really wanted to see the ospreys and made a special trip to Loch of the Lowes. There was a short walk leading away from the car park but it went nowhere near the loch or any views of it, nor was there any chance of seeing the ospreys. Because we take our dog wherever we go it also means... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were in the area and so dropped by the Loch of the Lowes and what a great few hours it was. We seen many different birds and a red squirrel! We also seen the Osprey nest and a Osprey flying over the Loch. The staff were fantastic and had plenty of time to chat to us and point out... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A great little place for seeing rare birds and mamals. You have to pay to get in but its worth the money and staff are extremly knowledgeable about the wildlife and birds. Also home to a pair of ospreys which are amazing birds. Well worth the visit and entrance fee.

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Loch of the Lowes is so well set up and brilliant for young children and families with a viewing area and ranger to help identify birds. The bird hides are fitted with scopes which is brilliant for travelers from overseas. There are also lots of pleasant walking trails and a walking track into the village of Dunkeld

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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169 reviews 169 reviews
26 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Excellent reserve, helpful and enthusiastic wardens, modern hides with good views over the loch and the main hide is open 24 hours. Visited twice, with clear views of ospreys on both occasions. But the highlight was on the evening visit when at about 8.30 a beaver appeared on the far side of the loch and swam towards our hide. It... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Walked to Visitors Centre from Dunkeld, lovely walk well sign posted. Loved watching the garden birds which included siskins, woodpeckers, chaffinches and ducks at feeders. No sign of the squirrels. Went to outside hide, lovely views of osprey nest and grebes trying to build nest along with the ducks and swans. Also the beautiful dragonfly. Worth a visit if you... More

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Dunkeld, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Loch of the Lowes is very good as you get to see the Osprey and all the birds like Wood Pecker's and swans as well as Squirrels. I am 7 and I am a Wildlife Watcher :)

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