Loch an Eilein, Aviemore

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Tucked away in Rothiemurchus Forest, enjoy dramatic views, exceptional wildlife, and the ruins of a 13th-century island castle at Loch an Eilein. Walking around the Loch is fairly easy, and part of the Rothiemurchus marked network of paths. It was voted as Britain’s Best Picnic Spot in 2010, so don’t forget to bring a basket. Wildlife enthusiasts should look out for protected red squirrels and listen for the distinctive song of the Scottish crossbills. You can even soak up some culture at the Loch’s gallery, displaying local artwork. Take a look at our Aviemore vacation site to schedule your visit to Loch an Eilein and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We enjoyed walking around the Loch on a cool summer’s day. The water was clear and the area has a real tranquility about it. The trees and vegetation were equally beautiful. The trail is easily... 
    We enjoyed walking around the Loch on a cool summer’s day. The water was clear and the area has a real tranquility about it. The trees and vegetation were equally beautiful. The trail is easily...  more »
  • This was a second visit having been here years ago. There is now a proper car park with attendant and a charge per person £1.50 maximum £4.50. Another improvement is toilets, nothing flashy but clean....  more
    This was a second visit having been here years ago. There is now a proper car park with attendant and a charge per person £1.50 maximum £4.50. Another improvement is toilets, nothing flashy but clean....  more »
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  • Very pretty, good for long walks as the terrain is pretty flat. There is a parking area which you would need to pay £4.50 for but it’s worth it if you want a calm scenery.
  • Breathtaking place! Shame we found it last minute and could only stay for like 30 minutes. The water is clear and warm and the environment beautiful. Would highly recommend for a day by the lake with loads of walking paths. However, the parking is PAID and very busy, especially on nice days!

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