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Loch of the Lowes

Dunkeld PH8 0HH, Scotland
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Dunkeld
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
26 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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London
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Loch of Lowes Run by Scottish Wildlife Trust, excellent place to visit. We saw osprey nesting, from the two nearby hides. In the Visitor centre we saw close up live pictures of the nest. We were able to watch red squirrels feeding from the observation window in the Visitor centre. Helpful and pleasant staff (volunteers). Car park nearby, easy access,... More

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South Lanarkshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

lovely location and scenery. didn't like the fact that we could not take our dogs with us into the hides. some lovely walks in the area.

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Wow what a nice experience watching al the wee birdies feeding. Amazing selection of birds and something therapeutic about just watching their antics. Really should come and see the ospreys but am fortunate to have them feed near where I live.

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West Lothian
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have mobility difficulties usually needing one or two sticks to help and this was somewhere that I didn't expect to be able to access this place as well as I did, which was really nice! We visited here on a showery, misty sort of day - disappointing for mid June. The osprey pair were not enjoying the weather much... More

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suffolk
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This was our first visit to Scotland and we hadn't seen any red squirrells all week. This morning was torrential rain. We turned up at the reserve and our first nice surprise was a cosy warm clubhouse with great viewing area to lots of feeders. We stripped off the waterproofs and sat for a while enjoying a family of young... More

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