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“Zipwire magic”

Alvie Estate Activities
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Kingussie
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Alvie & Dalraddy Estates offer a range of activities such as a Zip Wire Park, Quad Bike Tours, Horse Riding, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, Estate Tours, Bush Craft Survival Techniques & Paintball.
Inverness, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Zipwire magic”
Reviewed August 27, 2014

Two 15 year olds who were on holiday with us wanted an exciting day. A very helpful instructor took them on the 20 minute walk up to the start. Not for the feint-hearted was the sight of the 1st zip across the burn. One little boy didn't fancy it and wouldn't go on, but later he went down with his mother. It was 2 and a half hours before the party got back to the home base. Great value at £25. The runs get longer and higher and the views are stunning, as long as you don't have your eyes shut! If you change your mind at the top, you won't get your money back.

Visited August 2014
Thank Amber1943
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English first
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“No need to fear!”
Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

I had my heart in my mouth when I started this but had no need to fear. The guide, Ali, was superb, all equipment and training provided. Its the nearest you may get to flying like a bird over the trees.

Visited July 2014
Thank JGarritt
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“An experience not to be missed!”
Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Only became aware of the zip wire trek this year although I am a regular visitor to the area. It was an amazing experience!
It will be on the "to do" list every time I come from now on!
Family group aged 9-63 and we all had a great time. I was the "back marker" and felt important as I had a radio!
Nick, the instructor, was excellent. He quickly assessed the group and gave us all appropriate advice.
If you are in the area and want something a bit different give it a go!

Visited August 2014
Thank brianfromcarlisle
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Aviemore, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Zipwire-Brilliant experience!”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

Nine of us were keen to do something memorable together over the hols and this was the best activity we did this year! It was an amazing activity over breathtaking scenery, excellent value for money and the staff couldn't have been more friendly. Although we were late for our booking(sorry!) it turned out to be a blessing in disguise as we missed heavy rain and had an unforgettable afternoon. Being a woose by nature I was very hesitant but Nick did everything he could to put us all at ease and by the end I was joining the others in mighty whooping! Can't recommend it highly enough! If you've not been yet you've missed out on a great experience.

Visited July 2014
Thank JJandL
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145 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Great family fun”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

If you have a family or any group who want to different activities, this is the perfect place to go. I found Alvie when I was looking for someplace where my daughter and I could ride horses while my husband and son went quad bike riding. I was contacting independent establishments and mapping distances when I came upon Alvie. I discovered we could do so much more. On a whim, I decided to email to see if they could help me coordinate all activities instead of me contacting each individual number for each and calling back and forth to coordinate times. Sarah responded and promptly and did all the coordination for me, saving me numerous calls overseas. I definitely recommend contacting the central office if you are going to do more than one activity. And there is so much you can do you can make a whole day out (or more than one if you have the time and are close enough. We drove an hour from around Inverness so only went one day. Drive was super easy, though, so I definitely recommend going even if you're coming from farther away. We all four did the ziplining in the morning and in the afternoon the girls rode horses and the boys went clay pigeon shooting. Ziplining was awesome! And our guide Connor was quite charming and attentive, making sure everyone was safe and comfortable. Definitely take a picnic lunch as there is no prepared food nearby. There are, though some lovely picnic tables right there by the office so I was happy I planned ahead. Go, go, go here.

Visited July 2014
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