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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.
Loch an Eilein reviews
We were in Aviemore after quite a bit of snow had fallen and there were several inches on the ground at the loch. It was gorgeous! The loch, trees, and the surrounding hills required us to take...
We were in Aviemore after quite a bit of snow had fallen and there were several inches on the ground at the loch. It was gorgeous! The loch, trees, and the surrounding hills required us to take... more »
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 »
Beautiful, breathtaking, and serene! Lovely to walk around the loch and different terrain also. There's a public toilet and it's quite clean as well. If you're driving, gotta pay for parking fees of £4.50. Or, you can walk from town center which a quite decent and lovely 1-1.5 hr walk. There's a stable on the way and it's lovely. One of my favorite places 💕💕💕
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.
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