Rothiemurchus

Rothiemurchus, Aviemore: Hours, Address, Rothiemurchus Reviews: 4.5/5

Rothiemurchus
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Forests
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Rothiemurchus welcomes you every day of the year to enjoy and help care for " truly the most beautiful place in my world. A place with so many activities available for old and young but also a place to find complete peace". Be inspired by the scenery of this much loved family run 'duchus', enjoy relaxing or adventurous outdoor activities, share our passion for delicious estate, local produce, craftwork and different gifts and stay on the edge of the ancient forest. Rothiemurchus has been owned, managed and treasured by the Grants of Rothiemurchus for nearly 500 years and is at the forefront of wildlife and cultural conservation, a living place where wildlife and people have thrived together for nearly four thousand years, now one of Scotland’s leading tourist attractions. We are at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, just outside Aviemore, somewhere quite different and special and a much loved jewel of the Highlands of Scotland. Rothiemurchus welcomes you every day of the year. Be inspired by the scenery, enjoy relaxing or adventurous outdoor activities, share our passion for delicious estate produce and caravan or camp on the edge of the ancient forest. At the forefront of nature conservation and one of Scotland’s leading tourist attractions, Rothiemurchus Estate is a much loved community asset. We are at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, just outside Aviemore, somewhere quite different and special – a jewel of the Highlands of Scotland.
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Kirsten D
3 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Great afternoon doing the quad biking trek through the estate at Rothiemurchus. We booked last minute as was waiting for good weather. The ‘quad squad’ were brilliant, so helpful, friendly and made us feel at ease. Would 100% recommend paying a little extra to do this trek compared to competitors.
Harry was brilliant with everyone, he let the ‘faster’ people go fast and enjoy the trek and didn’t feel the slower guys feel like they had to keep up, everyone could take it at their own pace! Well done!
Written September 23, 2020
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Lauren
Cheshire, UK15 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We visit Rothiemurcus every year, whether that be the shop, cafe or a day of activities such as the quad treks or clay pigeon shooting! This year we decided to spontaneously hire bikes for the first time here. Even though we hadn’t booked, the staff were very accommodating & we were riding off within 10 minutes. The track past Loch an Eilein was particularly beautiful, with stunning views! We also went on a quad trek which was fantastic, we all had so much fun & thoroughly enjoyed it. We also ate in the cafe twice whilst in the area, the food is always delicious, however the service wasn’t that great as we had to queue to enter, to be told food/drink would be around 30 mins (which is okay), but it did take a little longer (around 45 mins). We will definitely return when we’re next in the area! Highly recommend.
Written October 24, 2021
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Thank you very much for coming and for leaving a review of your experience. We're really happy to read you enjoyed your first bike ride around Rothiemurchus too! We're glad too that you enjoyed your visit to The Barn. Waiting times are a bit longer at the moment, we are feeling the effects of the staffing crisis within the hospitality industry at the moment but are happy that you still enjoyed your time with us.
Written October 31, 2021
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Lucy P
Dundee, UK19 contributions
Jul 2021
Have been to do pottery with Penny for 3 years in a row at Loch an Eilein Pottery. She is so lovely and always makes you feel welcome. Very helpful and keen to help you make more interesting designs of pots.

The summerhouse is great and once you make your pot, you can paint it. Penny then keeps it to put it in the kiln and then posts it out to you 6 weeks later.

It is a great experience and very well priced (price is only to cover materials used). It is such a good thing to do, cannot recommend any higher and I have collections of 4 pots now that I use daily for cereal.

She also has a lovely shed with pots she has made herself that you can buy, and every year I have always bought bowls and fruit bowls etc to keep and give as gifts.
Written July 29, 2021
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Iain M
Bonnybridge, UK5 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
My daughter and I went pony trekking at Rothiemurcus and to be honest, I wish we hadn’t bothered. The lady running the stables was really unpleasant. She started telling us how she had been ‘ready to kill’ some parents who had booked their child into an inappropriate level of ride. She then went on to question all of the parents who had turned up (in a really unpleasant manner) about their riding experience.
I had booked the sedate ride for my 10 year old who rides regularly, and when I booked, there was no age limit specified. However, in the interim period apparently an age limit of 12 had been applied due to there having been some accidents. I assume this was the reason for the nervousness of the owner but the way she spoke was just lacking in basic courtesy. She seemed to miss the point that this was a paid-for holiday experience which was supposed to be enjoyable.
Would not recommend. ☹️
Written July 8, 2021
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Hi Iain, we’re sorry you and your daughters had this experience pony trekking with us which is not our normal standard of customer service. We’re going to investigate and speak to the person involved and we will get back to you via email which we know you have supplied separately. Thank you for getting in touch about this.
Written July 10, 2021
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Suze-Kev4
Aberdeen, Scotland27 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Fantastic morning out on the Loch in an open canoe with my son and husband. Luke our guide was very informative giving clear concise instruction but at the same time giving you the opportunity to discover some manoeuvres for yourself.

Small group of people (max 12) of varying ages and experience. Our previous experience was nil! Luke set some fun challenges that everyone in the group could participate in.

We were lucky with light winds, calm water and beautiful sunshine … most of the time.

Would thoroughly recommend this activity and consider taking some swimwear- lots of people going in for a swim. Then enjoy a lovely walk around the Loch
Advance booking essential to avoid disappointment.
Written July 13, 2021
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Hi Suze, thank you very much for taking the time to write about your experience canoeing with Luke. We're really happy to read you enjoyed your time here and do hope we can welcome you again.
Written July 24, 2021
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Fran
7 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Kirsty was absolutely brilliant at guiding us around the quad biking track. The whole experience from the point of booking to the execution has been faultless. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone with teens or those who are young at heart.
Written August 13, 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to write about your quad trekking experience with Kirsty. We're really happy to read that you had fun and we hope we can welcome you again to Rothiemurchus!
Written August 21, 2021
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TrailBlazer250893
Hope Valley, UK20 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
The entire Cairngorms national park is beautiful. We stayed in Aviemore which is a 5-10 minute drive away. We had a walk around Loch Insh (£1.50 per adult, but worth it); its so peaceful and not too many people there. Afterwards we visited the barn for lunch (great jacket spud btw), then the farm shop next door (with some lovely treats) and the card/toy shop too. Highly recommend it, well done!
Written October 8, 2021
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Hello and thank you very much for leaving feedback on your visit to The Barn and our Farm Shop. The next time you come, we recommend a walk at Loch an Eilein at Rothiemurchus which we think you will love too!
Written October 31, 2021
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Linda G
East Lothian, UK5 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
Firstly only arrive at the stated site office opening time in this case 1pm or you will need to wait on the busy main road or go away and comeback later. Then you can look forward to being welcomed by someone who quite honestly gives the impression she hates you and really wished you would go somewhere else.
Once you’ve paid too much for the delight of having been spoken to like a child leave before she eats you. God forbid you break one of the sites unwritten rules or you will have the camp SS Officer run from the office to tell you off again in the style of teacher to pupil......I can’t believe these people think this is good customer service.
I love the site but really think they need a number of lessons in customer care.
If I do ever use this site again I hope it’s staffed by people who want you to enjoy your holiday as don’t forget my money goes towards your wages and keeps you employed. Happy Camping.
Written October 23, 2020
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CD
1 contribution
May 2022
What a memorable experience for our whole family today fishing at Rothiemurcus. My husband and I took our three kids (12, 9 & 6 yrs) today. We honestly weren’t sure if it was going to be fun for them given their short attention spans and a love of all things tech. But we were wrong! As soon as we walked in the door the staff we welcoming and engaging. They explained everything we needed to know even showed us the best spots to go on the loch for the most luck. They even came over to check on us time to time and offer more advice and encouragement. Which all paid off in the end as we caught 4 really good size trout much to the absolute delight of the kids. An invaluable lesson in patience and perseverance paying off. They gutted and cleaned the fish right in front of us, which the kids were captivated by. Cooked them up well at home and they tasted great. Well worth a trip and a great opportunity to show your kids where our food comes from. Can’t recommend the staff enough.
Written May 12, 2022
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Nathalie T
London, UK20 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
A fantastic experience. Paul led a small group of 4 of us through 5 different clay pigeon stations. He was an excellent tutor and was constantly supporting and providing suggestions for us on how to improve throughout. Although safety was forefront, the atmosphere within the group was fun, relaxed and there was lots of laughter too. Something I never thought I would do but don't regret it.
Written September 12, 2021
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We're very happy to read of your experience and we hope we can welcome you again!
Written October 31, 2021
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