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“Swarovski Optik/Johnny Kingdom Weekend.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aigas Field Centre

Aigas Field Centre
Beauly IV4 7AD, Scotland
01463 782443
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Beauly
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Owner description: Please avoid the disappointment of being turned away. Aigas Field Centre is a residential business and not open to passing visitors. Prior booking is always required. The internationally acclaimed and award-winning field centre for the Highlands and Islands of Scotland; Aigas is a Highland estate and family home offering unsurpassed hospitality, educational holidays and wildlife experiences to residential visitors from all over the world.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Kendal, United Kingdom
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“Swarovski Optik/Johnny Kingdom Weekend.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

A great weekend with the Aigas Team - Team working Par excellence - hectic and amazing. So many highlights - Golden Eagles, Ravens, Beaver and Pine Marten, Johnny's Saturday night talk and Lady Lucy's food and hospitality.
If you get chance to experience Aigas - do not hesitate to go.

Visited April 2013
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AigasFieldCentre, General Manager at Aigas Field Centre, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Dear Glynis, thank you for your review. We always enjoy having you here at Aigas, and also appreciate your support on our social media sites. Come back soon! Warwick
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“Wildlife week in June 2012”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We went on a wildlife week in June 2013. Everything - wildlife, staff, rangers, food, accommodation was top notch. The only bad thing? We had to leave at the end of the week!

Visited July 2012
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AigasFieldCentre, General Manager at Aigas Field Centre, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Dear Rosy,

Thank you for your kind review. The only antidote to having to leave is to come back again! We hope to see you soon.

Kind regards
Warwick Lister-Kaye
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“An excelent way to experience the Highlands and their wildlife”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

This was my second visit and I certainly hope to come again. Accommodation and catering are excellent and the centre is in a splendid setting within its own grounds, which encompass woodland, moorland and a small loch, the home of beavers. The daily field trips were well planned to cover a variety of Highland habitats and to encounter many species - golden eagles, red deer, otters, dolphins and pine martens perhaps the most memorable among the great many seen. The rangers who lead the trips are first-rate in their knowledge and enthusiasm and their consideration for the groups in their care. Both my stays were for one week: the first (in 2010), "Walking and Wildlife", requiring more physical stamina than the second, "Aigas Wildlife", whicxh involved walking but of a gentler nature. For both, good waterproofs and footwear were essential, binoculars too, although these can be hired. Apart from wildlife weeks, there are others focussed on different topics. For example, there was a "Creative writing" group during my second visit, and the interaction between the groups over meals is stimulating.

Visited September 2012
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“This was one of the Best walking tours we've done!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

Loved it. The accommodations a are spectacularly unique. Every effort is made by staff to keep you comfortable. Food : absolutely magnificent. Can't find enough superlatives !
Walks and ranger staff were perfect: informative, varied, always adjustable to the groups needs and interests, and the sights and scenery -Unforgettable.
Seriously, do yourself a favor- Go!!!
Dina HB

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AigasFieldCentre, General Manager at Aigas Field Centre, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Dear Dina,

Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you had such a good time at Aigas and hope you will return one day!

Kind regards
Warwick
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“To name of few words: serene, stunning, soothing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

Staying at Aigas has been a dream come true. The location is stunning, the lodges cosy, overlooking the hens and allowing excellent views of the cute red squirrels running up and down the trees. The programme is quite hectic but every day brings excellent trips filled with wildlife, stunning scenery and the excellent knowledge of the rangers. They are all a very friendly bunch at Aigas, you feel part of the family, not just a playing guest. The food was glorious, all fresh home made meals and a delicious soup for starters. For me the best part were the hide visits. In the mornings around 5 enjoying the sights and sounds of dawn, the serenity of the place. In the evenings the beaver and pine marten hide. How privileged I felt to be able to see these cute animals. Aigas House is a stunning place and being given a guided tour by Lady Lucy was a highlight of the week. The gardens are so welcoming and allow you to feel really at peace. all in all a phantastic experience!

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AigasFieldCentre, General Manager at Aigas Field Centre, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Cora, it is always a pleasure to see you at Aigas. Thank you so much for your kind words and for all your support. It is much appreciated.

All the best
Warwick
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