Loch Garten Nature Reserve, Boat of Garten

4.7
#4 of 11 in Wildlife in Aviemore
Loch Garten Nature Reserve is located in Boat of Garten. Arrange your visit to Loch Garten Nature Reserve and discover more family-friendly attractions in Aviemore using our Aviemore trip generator.
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Loch Garten Nature Reserve Reviews
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  • August 20, 2017
    My wife and I visited while there were no ospreys on the nest but this did not stop that enthusiasm of the volunteers. They were both quite young but full of confidence in sharing their knowledge of t...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    We had a great visit to RSPB Loch Garten and were lucky enough to see an osprey flying over. Heard a couple of people grumbling tho- if you're planning a visit remember that it's not a zoo or a botani...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Were up in the area for an event, and stopped by Loch Garten in passing. We are members, but the girl on the first ticket office was making sure to tell us the recent history of the ospreys (likely no...  more »
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  • Amazing location. Plenty of wildlife to see including Osprey nest
  • Smaller than expected but good views of the ospreys with the set up binoculars
  • Unique location for wildlife, great views.
  • Really accessible visitor centre with cameras and telescopes for you to view the nesting birds. You can even view close-ups on big-screen monitors in the centre. There's loads of stuff for young kids to do from what I could see. It's good for about half an hour (if you're not a kid), then you can wander over to the lake and walk around that to maybe see some other wildlife. Car parking can be tricky on busy days, you might need to park down the road a bit.
  • Brilliant to see Ospreys in their natural environment

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