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“Without a doubt one of the most beautiful places in Scotland”
Review of Loch an Eilein

Loch an Eilein
Ranked #1 of 46 things to do in Aviemore
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed March 4, 2013

This is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places in Scotland,we make a point to visit here everytime we are in Aviemore and it just never gets old walking through the car park and seeing the Loch open up in front of you with the moutains behind it and the castle on the small island in the Loch.

Fantastic view,lovely peaceful area and all within a short walk from Aviemore,a great way to spend the day.

Thank Preyom
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

This was our third time here. Such a lovely spot, nice flat walk with breathtaking scenery, don't miss it.

Thank joaniebinedinburgh
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

This is just a perfect spot. Wonderful views, well kept paths, well maintained toilets. Well supplied with picnic benches, small gallery open from Easter to October. Great for a gentle family friendly cycle ride around the loch or a walk thats easy even with wheelchairs, buggies etc. Parking is charged but it is reasonable given the amount of work that the estate has to do to keep the area in good condition and the charge also give you a few extras (map, further discounts etc.).

Thank Nick B
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Great place to walk around. Very serene. The views are spectacular as you walk around. Small cost to park but not too dramatic

Thank Hoylite
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We passed by Loch an Eilein on our cycle to Glenmore. It is a beautiful location and very popular. There are plenty of walks and photo opportunities within the area and it is easily accessed.

Thank Dal503
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