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Loch an Eilein

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Aviemore, Scotland
+44 1479 812345
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This place is magical. A perfect, easy walk in a beautiful setting. The trail is not hard, and the... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
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A gorgeous day in a beautiful and tranquil setting with hardly a person in sight. A perfect retreat... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Scotland, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
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“lovely walk” (87 reviews)
“ruined castle” (35 reviews)
“car park” (126 reviews)
Aviemore, Scotland
+44 1479 812345
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

This place is magical. A perfect, easy walk in a beautiful setting. The trail is not hard, and the views are stunning.

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

A gorgeous day in a beautiful and tranquil setting with hardly a person in sight. A perfect retreat away from the rat-race of life. Bliss!

Thank chriscar2014
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We holiday out of season and are always on the lookout for suitable places to walk with the dogs. the paths around Lock Eileen were pretty level, so it was easy walking. They were not as close to the actual loch as we would have...More

Thank Canineheaven
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Was a little difficult to find by car, you need to follow the road for the Loch an Eileen Pottery Barn, once there, its £1.50 per adult for the car park. Bring cash! There isn't much to say really. Just some nice scenery by a...More

Thank msg84
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Great place for walking, the paths are quite flat and easy access to the loch for dogs to take a drink. We visit here every year that we are in Aviemore. Very peaceful.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Great forest tracks, good for walking, running, mountain biking. Tracks for all levels. Stunning views and easy access to services in Aviemore.

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

If your in the Aviemore area this is well worth a visit for a nice walk, especially if you have a dog. You can walk round the loch which is about 1 1/2 miles. It was a sunny cold day when we went so showed...More

Thank Lalsger
Reviewed 3 March 2017

What a wonderful place to visit, good weather always makes places feel good though, but still we would recommend.

Thank psmith250
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This a a very beautiful loch surrounded in caledonian forest. Ideal for those who want a straightforward walk.

Thank Jane_in_Mannofield
Reviewed 28 February 2017

A great walk on well maintained paths through ancient Scots Pine forest. We had a beautiful frosty day for our walk, but this is a good low level walk in any weather.

Thank Car-snapper
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27 July 2017|
Response from Grumski56 | Reviewed this property |
I'd suggest speaking to Rothiemurchus estate office (they have a page on the web).
Fiona M
3 July 2017|
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Response from stewart162 | Reviewed this property |
I think so. Check with rothiemurcus estate.