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RSPB Scotland Loch of Strathbeg nature reserve

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Address: Starnafin Farmhouse, Crimond | Fraserburgh, Crimond AB43 8QN, Scotland
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Excellent new facilities

Dropped in past with elderly parents on a day out and spent much linger than we had anticipated. The newly finished facilities are very good, albeit limited to a viewing area with... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2017
Ronald H
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 5, 2017

Dropped in past with elderly parents on a day out and spent much linger than we had anticipated. The newly finished facilities are very good, albeit limited to a viewing area with telescopes provided plus toilets. For the casual birdwatcher there is plenty information to help appreciate what is there to be seen, and we enjoyed seeing the little egret.... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

We called in having heard about the thousands of geese that pass through. The new visitor centre has good toilets and viewing area and when we arrived some helpful locals with large scopes helped us spot some birds. The tea and coffee machine required some careful skill development but provided a good warm drink. Was surprised that no one was... More 

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RSPB_NEScotland, Communications Officer at RSPB Scotland Loch of Strathbeg nature reserve, responded to this review

Hi Martin, I am glad you enjoyed your visit. We are currently working on a new map board for the visitor centre and with a local volunteer group to put a new hide closer to the action in the next year or so. Hopefully these things will all be in place by the time you visit again and that you... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2016

We arrived on a Sunday to do some bird watching and walk around the lovely quiet reserve. There is a great little lookout, and some lovely walks in the area. Also home to wild horses which were beautiful to see! Bird sounds are beautiful and the volunteers who work in the garden clearly love what they do. One thing to... More 

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Calgary, AB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2016

Our visit at the end of March coincided with major renovations that a month or so from now will make it a wonderful place to see the birds and other wildlife. Old farm buildings are being transformed into a visitors' centre. We disturbed a Buzzard from a pole on the way in, and saw several other birds, and had a... More 

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Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Lovely place to walk 🚶 the dogs or even just for a quiet walk 🚶 with your partner . great activities for children's.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2015

Great for bird watching. There is a visitor information centre and a few hides to watch birds of all kinds visiting this sea water lagoon. If you are a serious bird watcher then you will know what is the best season to visit.

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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2015

Have so much to do here could spend the whole day there. Pond dipping, walks and trips with the rangers, walks, great place to have a picnic, in door information and look out point. a must to visit if in the area

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Beauly, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Strathbeg continues to be my favourite birding site in Scotland, and with so much to see during each season you can see why! And although the summer has good numbers of breeding birds, it's during the autumn that I would recommend visiting - early morning for the geese lifting off, what a sight! The site has a small visitor centre,... More 

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Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Easy enough to find, well sign posted once you reach Crimond, nice relaxing area to watch nature at it's best, worth a visit if your in the area

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Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

One of the best places I have ever visited.. best for nature lover.. its basically birds nesting place on the cliff by sea... and covered with rock garden. .. sit and enjoy the beauty of nature..... must visit. ..

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