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“Peaceful yet plenty to see and do” 4 of 5 stars
Review of RSPB Loch Garten Osprey Reserve

RSPB Loch Garten Osprey Reserve
Loch Garten, Aviemore, Scotland
01479 831476
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Ranked #10 of 31 things to do in Aviemore
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Owner description: RSPB Osprey and Nature Reserve on Loch Garten near Aviemore, Scotland.
Inverness, United Kingdom
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“Peaceful yet plenty to see and do”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Perfect spot for watching some rare birds and red squirrels. Scottish crossbills, famous for ospreys. Get there first light and watch an osprey lift a salmon from the loch. Amazing spectacle!

Visited April 2012
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Broxburn
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“RSPB Loch Garten”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Fantastic wildlife experience which gives you great access to the ospreys. Not a huge walk from the entrance to the hide so this would be ideal for families with wee ones who might not be up for a large walk. Staff at the entrance and hide were excellent and provide loads of information which excited the kids. Become a member for a modest (monthly) fee and the facility, plus loads more around the country are free.

Visited July 2012
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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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“Good view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Watch Ospreys on Tv screens live,mother feeding babys,you could also see them through telescopes set up for everyone of diffrent heights.We saw other birds and red squirrels,I would have like to seen the pine martins that I seen two years ago but they have not been back. you do have to pay £4 to get in,staff all helpful and friendly.

Visited June 2012
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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“A great place for wildlife”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

It was great to watch the Ospreys, but there is plenty of other wildlife there too. Had great fun photographing the Red Squirrels. Beautiful scenery

Visited July 2012
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Coventry
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“Lovely afternoon out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

The staff are very enthusiastic and have lots of information. The cameras that see into the Osprey nest make it very interesting for everyone to see on the svreens. also there are numerous telescopes and binoculors set out at different heights allowing everyone to look out. We also loved the bird feeders with several small birds feeding on them, we also saw our first red squirrel and woodpecker there.

Visited June 2012
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