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Loch of the Lowes

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Address: , Dunkeld PH8 0HH, Scotland
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Ospreys!

Great place to go and observe and photograph the ospreys when they visit. Nice visitor centre with friendly staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Alan J
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Lovely to look at - we saw limited bird life. Can clearly be seen from the Lochside Restaurant and Spa

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great place to go and observe and photograph the ospreys when they visit. Nice visitor centre with friendly staff.

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Cracking site and visitor centre. Seen ospreys, red squirrel, yellow hammer, gs woodpecker, gs grebe etc etc

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A fascinating place! Disabled parking close to reception. 2 low level hides and one upper storey one, telescopes for free use in all. Remember to wrap up warmly, the breeze coming in off the loch is freezing. Back in the main building take time to sit and watch the wildlife feeders. Many types of birds, both on the feeding stations... More 

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Strathdon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

BonnIe spot to visit, fish, photograph, picnic . Classic Perthshire, wooded, green, loch side areas. Given good weather it cannot be missed.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The scenery around the Loch of the Lowes is beautiful and the attraction is obviously the nesting ospreys. We were in luck on our visit as we timed it perfectly to see the female on the nest with her 3 chicks! The centre is very well laid out with a viewing area as you enter, which is perfect for smaller... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A wonderful, wonderful, place to visit. Lovely staff who welcome you when you arrive. Excellent customer service throughout your visit. A joy to be able to watch the ospreys at close courters and seeing the white deer was an added bonus. If I lived closer I would visit often. There are lovely walks through the woods and many bird watching... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Although Loch Garten is famous for its nesting ospreys, there is also a nesting pair at Loch of the Lowes, with excellent viewing opportunities. There's also a large number of bird feeders on which to watch an array of finches, sparrows, woodpeckers and the like. Highly recommended, and would be ideal for younger children.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I called at Loch of the Lowes on my way north as I knew that seeing an Osprey at this time of year is pretty much guaranteed and I was not disappointed. In fact the male called in at the nest to deliver a fish and the female was feeding the chicks. Just what I wanted to see and photograph.... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The best part is the amazing glass walled look-out onto a small bird feeding haven. Constant movement of a variety of small birds and the occasional red squirrel stealing a nut or two

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