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Speyside Wildlife

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Address: | Wester Camerorie, Ballieward, Aviemore PH26 3PR, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1479 812498
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Speyside Wildlife, the Scottish tour operator, offers wildlife watching...

Speyside Wildlife, the Scottish tour operator, offers wildlife watching experiences to suit everyone. We run fully inclusive, fully guided, bird, whale and mammal watching holidays, in Scotland and around the world, for enthusiasts of every ability, plus tailor-made wildlife watching tours of any length to suit your requirements. Visit our evening mammal watching hides in the Cairngorms National Park for close up and personal views of Pine Marten, Badgers and more!

Accredited by VisitScotland, Green Tourism Business Scheme and Wild Scotland.

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Badger night out.

Had a fabulous night with John the guide. 8 badgers visited the hide, 3 pine martins and several wood mice. I booked directly through the spey side wildlife Web page. The cost... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Had a fabulous night with John the guide. 8 badgers visited the hide, 3 pine martins and several wood mice. I booked directly through the spey side wildlife Web page. The cost was £20 per adult. It was worth every penny. The hide was warm and cozy and John was great. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that enjoys... More 

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Thank scotlandhomer
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

Hello Scotlandhomer, thank you for your fantastic review and it's wonderful to hear what a good night you had. Please feel free to post any photos to our Facebook and Twitter pages and hopefully we shall see you again in the future. More 

Oldbury, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

An excellent way to get close to hard-to-see wildlife. The hide is warm, comfortable and well designed to allow fantastically close up views of ordinarily shy wildlife. John the guide is very knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about his subject. We were lucky to see 3 Pine Marten and at least 7 Badgers on our visit, although nothing can be guaranteed... More 

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Thank Matt504213
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

Hello Matt504213 Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review of your experience in the hide and its great to hear what a good time you had. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Ayr, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The hide was modern, warm and comfortable. So close to the animals and able to photograph them. The guide John was excellent and very knowledgeable. Only thing was the pine martins were having a night off...well that's nature for you. Could have happily stayed all night 😊

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Thank Ferguslass
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

Hello Ferguslass Thank you for your feedback and although the Pine Martens approved allusive during your visit, it's great to hear you still enjoyed your visit and were able to see and photograph other wildlife. Hopefully we shall see you again soon and get the chance to show you Pine Martens close up. More 

Sydney
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278 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Having visited the reindeer earlier in the day, our standards for wildlife encounters were set pretty high. The Speyside Wildlife activity promised pine martens and badgers, and it delivered in spades. Their special hide makes the viewing experience warm and comfortable. John, the friendly guide was a veritable font of information. His passion for conservation and all matters wildlife was... More 

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Thank MickB53
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

Hello MickB53, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience and it's fantastic to hear how much you enjoyed your evening; sounds like you really got up close to some of the beautiful species we have in speyside. Our guides really are passionate about the wildlife in the area and ensuring our guests have the opportunity to see... More 

Emsworth
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We booked an extended day out with Sally & had the most wonderful day seeing all sorts of wildlife ranging from red squirrels to eagles, mountain hare to seals & many many more. Sally was fantastic driving us for miles & imparting her vast knowledge to us all. She was also so keen to fulfil all our individual requests &... More 

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Thank Sue L
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

Hello Sue, thank you for your review and we are pleased to hear you had such an enjoyable day with our guide Sally. We always aim to get you to the best places to see the species you hope to see on the day and it sure sounds like you had a great experience! Hopefully we shall see you again... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This was unbelievable! The hide was a lovely warm and comfortable cottage in the forest and we saw the animals really close up. I've been badger watching before but only seen them far away and sitting cold in the woods. The animals were gorgeous and highlight was seeing two pine martens!!! A dream! Plus they only put a little food... More 

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Thank auroramilroy
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

Hello Auroramilroy, thank you for your review. We so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience in our purpose-built hide so much. Please do feel free to post any photos you took on the night to Trip Advisor or Facebook and hopefully we shall see you again in the future. More 

Omaha, NE
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Great time in the hide waiting for the pine martens and badgers. John has storytelling to perfection, and the wildlife did not disappoint.

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Thank TravelsAlot
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your visit and it's great to hear that you had good sightings. We'll pass your comments onto John - we're very pleased that you enjoyed his stories so much! More 

Harpenden, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Last night my partner and I attended the wildlife evening. From the start our guide, John, was very welcoming and enthusiastic. We battled the midges and entered the hide which has a good set up with Windows all around. Once it went dark, it wasn't long before badgers started appearing, including John's nemesis Bertie. The Badgers fed right in front... More 

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Thank Strummer1966
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a full and enthusiastic review! Thank you also for the rating and the recommendation and we look forward to seeing you next year. More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

An amazing trip for an evening's wildlife watching at close quarters. TWO Pine Marten's for the price of one and lots of very inquisitive and friendly badgers. Fantastic. This was our second trip but a first for my parents who enjoyed every minute and got some great pictures! Thank you :)

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Thank jakbaggie
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your visit and we'd love to see your photos! If you're happy to share them, please email them to us or post them on our Facebook page. Thank you! More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We visited on both the evenings of 18th and 19th July. We saw 7 badgers, 2 pine martens & a roe deer the first night. 5 pine martens and 6 badgers the following evening. 2 magical evenings in a luxury hide with the animals just a few feet away! John the guide is brilliant, so knowledgeable, enthusiastic and entertaining. Don't... More 

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Thank sstvh
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing your two evenings in our hide and for the rating and recommendation - we're delighted to hear that you had such great sightings of our local wildlife! More 

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