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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  • Minimal charges applied to enter this beautiful spot ( £3 for two adults ) and we were then transported back in time by the peaceful setting. We walked around the Loch and just revered in the clear.....  more
    Minimal charges applied to enter this beautiful spot ( £3 for two adults ) and we were then transported back in time by the peaceful setting. We walked around the Loch and just revered in the clear.....  more »
  • It’s picturesque but not the most glamorous in Scotland. Loads of wildlife from red squirrels to frogs and very relaxing. Took about two hours to walk the loch but was with four kids aged... 
    It’s picturesque but not the most glamorous in Scotland. Loads of wildlife from red squirrels to frogs and very relaxing. Took about two hours to walk the loch but was with four kids aged...  more »
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  • Beautiful place. Easy to get to and park
  • Absolutely beautiful walk around the loch. Shame all the activities on the estate are so expensive and or fully booked up.

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