Loch Garten Nature Reserve, Boat of Garten

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#4 of 12 in Wildlife in Aviemore
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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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  • Came across this beautiful place in passing didn't go to the osprey centre so can't comment. Pictures taken from the road. Stunning  more »
  • What can I say except I just wanted to add to the exceptional reviews. Walk is decent, but Alison is a fantastic guide, and we were lucky to have sidekick Kenny too. Plus a few other knowledgable peop...  more »
  • Sadly, we arrived days after Dad had deserted and the chicks died. Mum was around but clearly looking to find her absentee mate. Only visible for fleeting, distant moments. Nevertheless, the enthusias...  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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Where to stay in Aviemore

Aviemore is a resort area inside the Glenmore Forest Park protected area. Most lodging, both hotel chains and major resorts, are concentrated around the town's main road and the River Spey. Consider a B&B or guesthouse slightly deeper in the park from Aviemore. These offer luxury stays among what feels like untouched natural scenery.
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