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Loch of the Lowes

Dunkeld PH8 0HH, Scotland
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Dunkeld
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had to tear ourselves away from here - the viewing hides for the loch give such great views over the water. although the ospreys had flown south, we were delighted to see a pair of great crested grebes and a juvenile, as well as various ducks and geese. The staff were great - as well as having a long... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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146 reviews 146 reviews
14 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We knew that we were too late for osprey when visiting in September and were disappointed to hear that the pair had failed this year. We did however have the pleasure of seeing a young great crested grebe demanding food and being fed. Hopefully in the photo !. Always good to have a chat with the staff and catch up... More 

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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88 reviews 88 reviews
28 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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209 reviews 209 reviews
32 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 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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