Loch an Eilein, Aviemore

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Water Body · Nature / Park
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 went there late August 2021. What a place! Stunningly beautiful and relaxing. Very much an experience not to be missed and one very much to be repeated. Ended with visit to a superb craft...  more »
  • I would strongly recommend Loch an Eilein for those who love scenic views. But you need some luck for the weather to be nice :)  more »
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  • A great walk, between the forest and the lake, would certainly return
  • Lovely walk. 5 quid to park the car but didn't grudge it as I spotted 3 people checking paths are clean and clear of rubbish and debris around the loch.

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