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Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre and Wildlife Reserve

#1 of 4 Nature & Parks in Dunkeld Features Animals
Dunkeld PH8 0HH, Scotland
+44 1350 727337
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Awesome Osprey

Lucky to see osprey chick hatch in May, and that chick is now a majestic Osprey getting ready to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Marion P
Dundee, United Kingdom
Nice nature center

We stopped here for a short visit to hear a presentation from staff and go outside to view the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre and Wildlife Reserve covers 98 hectares near Dunkeld. From early April to late August, the star attraction is a pair of breeding ospreys, which nest just 150 metres from our observation hide. Interactive displays help bring the story of Loch of the Lowes to life. Get closer to the ospreys with binoculars, telescopes and live video footage. Spot red squirrels, woodpeckers and other woodland birds from viewing windows. Our gift shop offers a range of wildlife-related gifts and souvenirs. Hot and cold drinks and light refreshments are available.
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Dunkeld PH8 0HH, Scotland
+44 1350 727337
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Reviewed yesterday

Lucky to see osprey chick hatch in May, and that chick is now a majestic Osprey getting ready to migrate to Gambria or another country in the north west of Africa. Incredible journey which the female of the mates has already embarked upon along with...More

Thank Marion P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for a short visit to hear a presentation from staff and go outside to view the osprey nest from the hides. The big glass window at the center also allows you to observe the birds and red squirrels who come to feed....More

Thank Travelyn103
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been visiting the Loch of Lowes for several years, and always get a thrill for seeing so many wild creatures in one place. The £4 entrance fee is well worth the price, particularly given that the staff are volunteers and they do a fantastic...More

Thank WaltMc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place with some lochside wooden cabins from which to watch the birds, in particular the OSPREYS. Nice to see them through the spotting scopes provided in the cabins, or on screen via live camera. Staff are very helpful and provide a lot of additional...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Loch of the Lowes with my 12 year old son. Wonderful view of the ospreys before their migration and great informed staff who were keen and happy to help. Marion (?) one of the volunteers was so helpful and pointed out other wildlife and...More

Thank Siobhan G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best place to go for a family day out. The staff are lovely and really helpful. We were lucky to see the osprey fishing and flying over the Loch. We were also lucky to see the red squirrel. This place is a great day out...More

Thank caitlyn h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An out-of-the-way centre for bird-lovers, but shouldn't be missed. Lovely views of the osprey and chicks from the hides, and great views of the visiting birds from the centre's windows overlooking the feeders. Lovely to see a feisty mandarin duck, and the red squirrel who...More

Thank Jill B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very well-done nature center, worth a visit for the osprey cam and much more. We were lucky and got to see the chicks being fed.

Thank WHTraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off enroute home from.Dunkeld. a great place to visit. Plenty information to read in the wee shop all about nesting, feeding etc of the ospreys. Also at the shop is an area with bird feeders which attracts a lot of birds. Looked at the...More

Thank dundeetravellermrshc
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Excellent visit facilitated by friendly, knowledgeable staff (volunteers) who were keen to maximise the learning gained (through a visit to the hide) and answer any questions arising.

Thank Francis R
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29 May 2015|
Response from Cas S |
I notice this hasn't actually been answered although it is clear on the website. Dogs are welcome at Lowes, but only guide dogs are allowed in the Visitor Center through which they have access to the hides. No matter how... More