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Speyside Wildlife

#5 of 18 Tours in Aviemore Features Animals
| Wester Camerorie, Ballieward, Aviemore PH26 3PR, Scotland
+44 1479 812498
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A great night of wildlife watching

We were told to arrive at 9pm for our pre booked evening of wildlife watching in the Speyside... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2016
Sue B
via mobile
Superb wildlife watching

Fantastic opportunity to watch wildlife in natural surroundings. We saw pine martens and badgers... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2016
Nicola G
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Drybrook, United Kingdom
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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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| Wester Camerorie, Ballieward, Aviemore PH26 3PR, Scotland
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+44 1479 812498
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Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

We were told to arrive at 9pm for our pre booked evening of wildlife watching in the Speyside Wildlife hide. John our guide was lovely, friendly and chatty and very knowledgeable. The hide was heated, with plenty of space for everyone to get good views...More

Thank Sue B
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2016

Thank you very much for reviewing your visit to our hide and we're delighted that you had such good sightings! It's always lovely to hear back from our guests - thank you for taking the time to post such a full account. Hope to see...More

Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic opportunity to watch wildlife in natural surroundings. We saw pine martens and badgers close up. The guide was excellent and it was a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend an evening.

Thank Nicola G
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2016

It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your evening in our hide so much - thank you very much for reviewing your visit! Hope you'll visit again one day or have a day out with one of our guides; full details are on our website.

Reviewed May 8, 2016

A knowledgeable guide, a warm hide, and (almost) guaranteed wildlife. We saw wood mice, pine martens and badgers, plus a tawny owl as we were leaving the hide. All a bit contrived with the food being laid out for the animals, but a sure way...More

Thank louthrambler
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2016

Thank you very much for reviewing your visit to our hide and we're delighted to hear how much wildlife put in an appearance. If you'd like a full day out with one of our wildlife guides on the hill, in the forest, on moorland or...More

Reviewed April 7, 2016

easy to book, easy to find (the directions provided were spot on). John, our guide, was friendly, informative, homourous. The hide was warm and cosy. And the wildlife didn't disappoint, despite the awful weather. Loads of badgers literally right outside the window and pine marten...More

Thank jjjcLondon
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2016

Thank you for your review and letting us knowyou had a great experience. Sounds like the weather did not keep the animals away. We shall look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Reviewed April 4, 2016

We visited the hide on the 29th March, and wow, what a hide. Not what we were expecting at all. Fantastic facilities. We saw five Badgers and two Pine Martins. The Badgers turned up pretty quickly, and the Pine Martins after about 1.5 hours. Brilliant...More

Thank BTObirder
Reviewed April 3, 2016

Guided visit to wildlife hide in Rothiemurchus area. Great sightings of badgers, then pinemartin. Guide gave excellent information in a friendly manner. Fabulous experience. We saw 5 badgers and 2 pinemartin.

Thank Lesley G
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2016

Hello Lesley G, thank you for taking the time to review your experience and we are so pleased to hear you had such a good time. Hopefully we shall see you again soon.

Reviewed March 27, 2016

My friends and I signed up for this activity after reading good reviews about it on trip advisor. It was definitely one of the highlights of our short weekend trip to Aviemore! John was extremely passionate and enthusiastic about his job and demonstrated his knowledge...More

Thank YYW86
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2016

Thank you for your review and taking the time to give us feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the hide so much and that John's passion for the wildlife and whole experience came across so well. Hopefully we will see...More

Reviewed March 23, 2016

My husband bought me a 'Pine Marten Experience' for my birthday as we have visited Speyside many times and seen most of the local wildlife apart from Pine Martens. Modern, heated, spacious hide with great viewing and photographic opportunities. We saw 3 different badgers and...More

Thank PinkFirApple
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and we're pleased to hear you had a good evening and saw both Badger and Pine Marten. Our team is very passionate and enthusiatic about the wildlife that can be seen in the area and...More

Reviewed March 15, 2016

We loved seeing the badgers, pinemartins and mice. We were lucky enough to see 3 pinemartins, each at least twice and 4 badgers, all several times. We were entranced. John was such a knowledgeable guide and good companion for the evening. Cannot rate this experience...More

Thank jujohn
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us, that's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed it. We hope to see you again at the hide or maybe for a guided day out. If you were lucky to get any photos...More

Reviewed March 2, 2016

Excellent views of a pair of pine martens plus a couple of badgers . Even though it was very cold outside , -6 c , it was warm enough in the hide with the heating.

Thank MurraysUk
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2016

We are very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your evening in our warm, comfortable hide watching the Pine Martens and Badgers - thank you very much for taking the time to post your review!

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Flintstone89
What's the best time of year to come to see the most wildlife or is there some to be seen all year round? Thanks :)
April 13, 2017|
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Response from Liz E | Reviewed this property |
There's animals all year round but apparently late June is especially good as there are many youngsters
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