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RSPB Loch Garten

#1 of 5 things to do in Boat of Garten Features Animals
| Nethy Bridge, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH25 3EF, Scotland
+44 1479 831476
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Fantastic as usual.

I've been visiting loch garten for 45 years! Always amazed to see the enthusiasm of the RSPB staff... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
stewart162
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God vititor centre

Rspb member. Arrived too early. It dosent open until 10 am. Had a good walk alongside lake for an... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Richard C
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Nethy Bridge, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH25 3EF, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I've been visiting loch garten for 45 years! Always amazed to see the enthusiasm of the RSPB staff. Fortunately I visited just before the chicks died as the male osprey disappeared just as they had hatched. This must have been so hard for the staff...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Rspb member. Arrived too early. It dosent open until 10 am. Had a good walk alongside lake for an hour and then returned to go to see ospreys. Nice 400m trail to centre with lots of cameras on ospreys and scopes for viewing. Also other...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Loch Garten a few years ago, good to see again. Very interesting and the staff are so friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank AED123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its expensive for non members to visit as it costs 5 pounds per adult. You then have a short walk around to the hide where you look through binoculars to see the Osprey nest which is built so high that if the birds are sitting...More

Thank orrc1601
RSPBLochGarten, Manager at RSPB Loch Garten, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit and we're sorry you found it disappointing. Unfortunately we can't do anything about the height of the osprey nest - ospreys usually nest at the top of tall trees with a good commanding view over...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Watching the ospreys was amazing. I learned so much from my visit. The talk given was informative and despite arriving close to closing time we were made to feel welcome.

Thank Jackie S
RSPBLochGarten, Manager at RSPB Loch Garten, responded to this review

That's lovely, thank you Jackie! I'm pleased you were made to feel welcome close to closing time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had wanted to go here for a long time but I was rather disappointed. We got there early for the Capercaillie watch. Didn't mind not seeing a Capercaillie that's bird watching! but then they said they'd had it running for 5 weeks and had only...More

Thank Barbara M
RSPBLochGarten, Manager at RSPB Loch Garten, responded to this review

Hi Barbara, Thanks for taking the time to review your visit to Caper-watch. We're sorry you had a disappointing visit. Caper-watch has been very disappointing this year, with just those two sightings. We suspect that the lek may have moved, as can happen when the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ospreys were on the eggs so were head down most of the time but the staff were very helpful and informative and there is plenty of other wildlife to see.

Thank ChasLeslie
RSPBLochGarten, Manager at RSPB Loch Garten, responded to this review

Thank you! You're right - not just ospreys, but red squirrels, great spotted woodpeckers, siskins, voles, crested tits, crossbills...not to mention more forest than you could throw a stick at! Thanks for visiting and reviewing.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to visit in early May when EJ and Odin were sharing nest sitting duties. The wardens and volunteers are knowledgeable about their subject and do not mind answering questions. The cameras make it easy to watch the ospreys, or indeed other...More

Thank COntentedtravel1234
RSPBLochGarten, Manager at RSPB Loch Garten, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit! We're pleased you had a good time and enjoyed the peace and quiet.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great facility showcasing the Ospreys, 3 eggs in the nest when we visited that are expected to hatch next week. Lots of information available on these impressive birds and plenty of positions to view the nest. Live camera streaming of the nest is shown on...More

Thank Engadine
RSPBLochGarten, Manager at RSPB Loch Garten, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing your visit! Thanks for visiting and we're pleased you had a good time. We now have two chicks - hoping for a third some time tomorrow or Saturday.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i have been wanting to see this place from the first time i'd heard of these fascinating " fish eagles " . it was a dream come true , the only ospreys i had seen was by chance so to have them on tap so...More

Thank jimmythebush
RSPBLochGarten, Manager at RSPB Loch Garten, responded to this review

Ah, Jimmy! What a shame about your batteries! But really pleased you enjoyed seeing the ospreys and hearing all about them. I have to agree - the staff are amazing (not that I'm biased!) Thank you for your review.

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When is it open?
November 29, 2015|
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Response from Lynn L | Reviewed this property |
Opening times The Osprey Centre (including the shop and toilets) is open daily, 10 am to 6 pm from April to the end of August. Last entry to the centre is at 5 pm. During spring, the centre is also open daily for... More
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