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Speyside Wildlife

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Address: | Wester Camerorie, Ballieward, Aviemore PH26 3PR, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1479 812498
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Speyside Wildlife, the Scottish tour operator, offers wildlife watching...

Speyside Wildlife, the Scottish tour operator, offers wildlife watching experiences to suit everyone. We run fully inclusive, fully guided, bird, whale and mammal watching holidays, in Scotland and around the world, for enthusiasts of every ability, plus tailor-made wildlife watching tours of any length to suit your requirements. Visit our evening mammal watching hides in the Cairngorms National Park for close up and personal views of Pine Marten, Badgers and more!

Accredited by VisitScotland, Green Tourism Business Scheme and Wild Scotland.

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A rewarding evening

Last night my partner and I attended the wildlife evening. From the start our guide, John, was very welcoming and enthusiastic. We battled the midges and entered the hide which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Strummer1966
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last night my partner and I attended the wildlife evening. From the start our guide, John, was very welcoming and enthusiastic. We battled the midges and entered the hide which has a good set up with Windows all around. Once it went dark, it wasn't long before badgers started appearing, including John's nemesis Bertie. The Badgers fed right in front... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing trip for an evening's wildlife watching at close quarters. TWO Pine Marten's for the price of one and lots of very inquisitive and friendly badgers. Fantastic. This was our second trip but a first for my parents who enjoyed every minute and got some great pictures! Thank you :)

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Thank jakbaggie
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on both the evenings of 18th and 19th July. We saw 7 badgers, 2 pine martens & a roe deer the first night. 5 pine martens and 6 badgers the following evening. 2 magical evenings in a luxury hide with the animals just a few feet away! John the guide is brilliant, so knowledgeable, enthusiastic and entertaining. Don't... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Quite simply...brilliant. My recommendation to you...do this, you won't regret it. Its a "dusk" activity,so for us in July this started at 845pm and finished at midnight. Our 2 children thoroughly enjoyed it.The guide is friendly and very knowledgeable knows the area so well. No need for binoculars the animals come a few feet from the hide. An unforgettable amazing... More 

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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

Hello Michael, thank you for such an enthusiastic review and we are pleased you and your family had such a great evening. Hopefully we shall see you again next time and please feel free to share any photos you captured on our social media pages. More 

Aston, null, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

me and a friend went on a trip up to scotland to see the wildlife and this was the highlight of our trip, i am unable to walk so i was concerned about getting inside the hide but i just drove in with my mobility scooter (disabled, wheelchair) and parked at a window. we saw 4 badgers and 6 pine... More 

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Thank Paul S
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

Thank you Paul for your review and we are pleased to hear you had such an enjoyable experience during your visit. We are glad you found the hide so accessible and had such good views of both Badger and Pine Marten, hopefully we shall see you again soon. More 

Oyne, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

What a great evening in the hide, our daughter went last year and recommended this and we thoroughly enjoyed it, the Pine Martens were a real highlight, and as we have badgers in our own garden it was good to be able to ask the guide John for more information on identifying the sexes and their habits. The midges on... More 

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Thank shetjan
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your very full review of your evening at the hide and it's great to hear how much you saw and how much you enjoyed it! Thank you also for sharing your photos - we love the ones of the Badger in the tree! More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Me and my fiance booked this evening as we wanted to see Pine Martens while on our trip to Scotland. The guide was very knowledgeable and along our walk we saw deer on the hills. The hide itself is a large cabin with windows all around and cameras set up where the Badgers and Pine Martens usually run along. We... More 

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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting such a full review of your evening and it's great to hear that you had such good sightings. We're glad you were able to take photos - if you'd like to share them, please post them to our Facebook or Twitter or email them. Thanks again! More 

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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

What a great evening with a fantastic, entertaining and knowledgeable guide, his wee daft stories kept us all amused. We were lucky to see 2 pine martins, 5 badgers, mice and some deer. Well worth doing, good value for money, looking forward to doing it again next time I'm in the area.

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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing your visit to our hide and it's really good to know how much you enjoyed the wildlife sightings. It will be lovely to see you again when you're next in the area and if you'd like a full day wildlife-watching with a guide, have a look at the Day Trips section of our website. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I have wanted to see Pine Martens for a long time, and had received positive reviews about the Speyside Wildlife Experience. The experience certainly measured up to the comments from others. Not only is the hide welcoming, but the ability to see what's going on outside is excellent. John was a great host for the evening, and he is obviously... More 

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Thank Colin G
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

Hello Colin G, thank you for taking the time to review your experience and that's fantastic to hear how wonderful your evening was and that you got to view the kits. We shall certainly pass your comments onto John and hope to see you again soon. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Had a wonderful evening. We've been once before and took our daughter & son-in-law with us this time. The guide (different one this year) was again very good and helpful. A mind of information. As it was June and long evenings, we had to wait 'til dusk, but worth it. Five Badgers. Some came so close to the window my... More 

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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting this lovely, enthusiastic review and we're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your return trip to the hide. It's great to hear that you had the chance to take photos - if you'd like to share them, please either post them to our Facebook page or email them to us; we'd love to... More 

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