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“Deserves Six Stars” 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, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Deserves Six Stars”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Our stay at Aigas is one of the most memorable vacations of my life. The food is amazing, the staff wonderful and the site is lovely. Eating in the baronial hall is a treat and I kept waiting for an owl to deliver mail ala Hogworts. This is actually a hotel with programs and not an attraction.

Visited August 2013
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AigasFieldCentre, General Manager at Aigas Field Centre, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Dear Jan, what a lovely review! It means a lot to us to have delivered a lifetime memory! Thank you and do come back soon.

Best wishes
Warwick Lister-Kaye
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English first
Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Without Fault Wildlife For You”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Excellent experience. Staff are without exception relaxed and approachable in every regard. If the Pine Marten wanted to be elusive Sir John stepped in to make hide visits a highlight, whatever turned up with us... The young ranger team display a knowledge and approachability way beyond their youth, and their enthusiasm was infectious. Wearing an Aigas gilet I was approached by local members of the public, who expected me to be knowledgable and helpful. That tells me more than just plaudits from customers.. Just go, you will enjoy!

Visited September 2013
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Aigas Field Centre the place to be!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Aigas Field Centre is located near Inverness and offers everything you can wish for. The estate has a beautiful garden with a pond, woodland walk, cottage garden, loch with beavers and otters and offers you plenty of possibilities to explore the grounds. They have very friendly and knowledgable staff, excellent food, cosy lodges and really stunning wildlife. it feels like a home from home and Lady Lucy and her family are very welcoming. The estate has three hides, a tree top one which offers stunning scenery, a beaver hide at the loch and a hide in the forest where I was lucky enough to spot a pine marten 4 out of 7 nights. For me the best way to start the day was sitting in the hide at 5 in the morning and enjoy the birds. This was my 3rd visit, did the Summer birds week this time. Really enjoyed the days out, the scenery, the animals and the enthousiasm of Scott, our ranger. One of the highlights of the week was the reading Sir John did, it really allowed us to experience his sense of humour. The other thing I really enjoyed was being able to meet people from all over the world. Unfortunately I had to go home after a week but have already booked my next trip. This time a Wildlife week with Nick Baker. So, if you decide to book you will have the time of your life.

Visited June 2013
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“This was the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

Excellent leaders , well planned walks,beauty , beauty, everywhere, comfortable accommodations, fabulous food and service, and fascination lectures by Sir Lister-Kaye. Does not get better than this!

Visited August 2012
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AigasFieldCentre, General Manager at Aigas Field Centre, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Thank you! We love to hear your thoughts on your time at Aigas. We hope that you will return one day.

Best wishes
Warwick Lister-Kaye
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“A great and unforgettable experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Wildlife (beaver, pine marten, badger, birds and flora galore) at its wildest was what I anticipated and Aigas did not disappoint. The graciousness of out hosts, wildlife writer Sir John Lister-Kaye and Lady Lucy Lister-Kaye was most welcoming. The bright young expert rangers (George, Duncan, Kate, Imogen, Allie, et al) took us on wonderful walks and were expert in locating the various fauna (esp. birds) and views of the glens for us to enjoy. The meals (breakfast, lunch (usually, a packed lunch to take along), tea and dinner were very fine, prepared by Lady Lucy and served in the beautiful home in which they live. The cabins in which the guests stay are nearby and more than adequate.

Visited June 2013
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