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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Loch an Eilein

Loch an Eilein
Ranked #1 of 45 things to do in Aviemore
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Owner description: Hidden in the forest of Rothiemurchus, this beautiful place is one of the most loved in the UK. Loch an Eilein (loch of the island) with its 13th century island castle, was voted Britain's Best Picnic Spot as part of the celebrations to highlight the 10th anniversary of Warburtons National Bread Week which took place in May 2010 - a big thank you to everyone who voted. Step back in time and retrace the steps of the Highland cattle raiders as you enjoy views of the dramatic and mysterious Highland castle and enjoy the exceptional wildlife of the forest including Red Squirrels and Scottish Crossbills. You can enjoy some of the best low level walking in Scotland. Sheltered by ancient pine trees with views of the mountains, the path round the loch is suitable for motorised wheel chairs, off road buggies and is part of the 50km Rothiemurchus way marked network of paths.
County Durham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2012

Great place for a walk/easy cycle. Take your camera!

Visited February 2012
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“again stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2012

We walked from a nearby resort at Coylumbridge via Blackpark to the Loch bit easier this year as there was no snow.What a great day full sunshine albeit cold and the views to the high snowcapped hills from Loch an Eilein must be one of Scotlands treasures.The footpath round as always in good condition and very easy and we met-in with some of the Huskeys up for the sled dog racing the previous week-end.We carried on thru Rothiemurchus Estate to part of the route to the Larig Gru and back to the resort .Please note the fee is for the carpark if required.

Visited January 2012
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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“beautiful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

You can stand and look, jog, explore, take photos and enjoy this lovely loch

Visited January 2012
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luton, england
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Lovely Loch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2012

Lovely walk around the loch. To walk the loch at a general pace it would take about 1-2 hours.

Visited May 2011
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Newtonmore, United Kingdom
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“An amazing place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

Truly magical place to go for a walk and dogs welocme too.

Visited June 2011
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