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Aigas Field Centre

#2 of 8 things to do in Beauly Features Animals
Beauly IV4 7AD, Scotland
+44 1463 782443
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Cycles Of Life with Nick Baker

Another Fantastic and Magical week at Aigas with Nick Baker. Wonderful Wildlife, Red Squirrels... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
elaine_frew
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Derby, United Kingdom
Aigas the place for nature

What an incredible place starting with good accommodation, food and staff. The days out and the... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Harold B
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London, United Kingdom
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Please avoid the disappointment of being turned away. Aigas Field Centre is a residential business and not open to passing visitors. Prior booking is always required. The internationally acclaimed and award-winning field centre for the Highlands and Islands of Scotland; Aigas is a Highland estate and family home offering unsurpassed hospitality, educational holidays and wildlife experiences to residential visitors from all over the world.
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“lady lucy” (30 reviews)
“lister kaye” (28 reviews)
“pine marten” (21 reviews)
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Beauly IV4 7AD, Scotland
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+44 1463 782443
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another Fantastic and Magical week at Aigas with Nick Baker. Wonderful Wildlife, Red Squirrels, Golden Eagles,Ospreys, Black Grouse,Oyster Catchers, Red Deer, Cuckoos,Pine Martins,Sandpipers Crossbills Willow Warbler,Ravens,Whopper Swans,Ouzel,Red Throated Divers, Brown Hare and much more. Nick is so Knowledgeable about Wild life. Rangers Are Great. A...More

Thank elaine_frew
AigasFieldCentre, Front Office Manager at Aigas Field Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Elaine, for your kind words - you would appear to have had a wonderful week of animals & birds. We look forward to welcoming you back at Aigas soon!

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

What an incredible place starting with good accommodation, food and staff. The days out and the rangers are excellent. I would recommend this place to all that are interested in the countryside and wildlife. I will return next year.

1  Thank Harold B
AigasFieldCentre, Front Office Manager at Aigas Field Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review - it is much appreciated, and we look forward to having you back at Aigas in 2018.

Reviewed 15 May 2017

This is a generally well run business that exhibit's a genuine desire to provide a high level of service and care for its guests. The model is, on site accommodation in lodges with the main house acting as a base for meals, and administration with...More

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AigasFieldCentre, Manager at Aigas Field Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you Stephen for the kind remarks that you made about the things that did go right. Sadly your week proved to be unexpectedly full on and we were very stretched. Please accept our sincere apologies for your disappointment.

Reviewed 14 May 2017

We have just returned from a fabulous week at Aigas, a unique base from which to see the wildlife of the Highlands. The Field Centre is the stately home of Sir John and Lady Lucy Lister-Kaye, who are so welcoming and are the perfect hosts....More

1  Thank Darren C
AigasFieldCentre, Front Office Manager at Aigas Field Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you for this report, Darren. It is always rewarding to get good feedback, and means a lot to everyone working here at Aigas and of course to Sir John & Lady Lister-Kaye. It is also very encouraging to the young Rangers just starting out...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017

Spent a super week at Aigas honing photography skills under the expert eye of Nature Photographer extraordinaire Laurie Campbell. His knowledge is second to none, the wildlife was amazing - even having to get up at 3.30m to see Black Grouse Leck! They have a...More

1  Thank Kathryn L
AigasFieldCentre, Front Office Manager at Aigas Field Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you for your kind words, Kathryn - much appreciated, and delighted to hear that even the 3.30am start was worth the effort!

Reviewed 18 February 2017

Wonderful location and setting. Lodges in the grounds are clean,tidy and warm and very close to the loch. All meals taken in the main building are excellent and informal. The staff and rangers are very knowledgeable,helpful and friendly and you are made to feel very...More

2  Thank james g
AigasFieldCentre, Front Office Manager at Aigas Field Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you for your comment - much appreciated

Reviewed 17 October 2016

I will be brief. In common with most of the other reviewers here, the time we spent at Aigas was very special. We stayed for an 'Aigas Wildlife Week', during which time we were enthralled, educated and treated to the most wonderful hospitality. Simply put,...More

3  Thank Mikey1304
Reviewed 1 October 2016

My first visit to a very special place. All the staff are very knowledge and welcoming. Totally spoilt by Lady Lucy and her team. Dr David Dixon a mine of wonderful information about deer and almost everything else! An absolute delight. Thank you Aigas team...More

2  Thank StephanieR4
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I concur with the praise from others for the standard week at Aigas. This is a special place. Every interaction with the staff at all levels was wonderful: * office staff -- Sheila and Marjorie * the rangers -- knowledgeable, cheerful, resourceful * the owners...More

2  Thank Shakespeare_fan
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I’ll start with a description of the individual elements of a stay at Aigas, with the caveat that the sum of each component, all excellent, doesn’t come close to approaching the whole. A stay at Aigas is a magical, unforgettable experience. The cabins are as...More

7  Thank tonymsrad
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cmccorm
Can you visit without staying? We have booked a cottage nearby.
5 June 2017|
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Response from Kathryn L | Reviewed this property |
I believe it may be possible but i would not just arrive on spec. Give them a call, everyone is really helpful and i sure they will do best to assist. Visits to pine martin hide has to be specially organised and carefully... More
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P W
DO they serve hot breakfasts or just continental?
12 May 2017|
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Response from AigasFieldCentre | Property representative |
Hot porridge and croissants are served daily - rest of breakfast is Continental. Guests take out packed lunches and there is a substantial 3 course set dinner menu at night.
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kenl431
Very interested in Sept or Oct but problem in that my mother has not been well. Thus reluctant to book (would be as a single). What is max # of participants and, in the past, how filled up does this trip become?
13 April 2017|
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Response from AigasFieldCentre | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. If possible please can you email your request to us via our website contact page, specifying exactly which programme your are interested in? We'll be happy to give you full details for the dates... More
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