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Speyside Wildlife

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| Wester Camerorie, Ballieward, Aviemore PH26 3PR, Scotland
+44 1479 812498
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Superb wildlife watching

Fantastic opportunity to watch wildlife in natural surroundings. We saw pine martens and badgers... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2016
Nicola G
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Drybrook, United Kingdom
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A good way to spend a long evening

A knowledgeable guide, a warm hide, and (almost) guaranteed wildlife. We saw wood mice, pine... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2016
louthrambler
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Lincolnshire
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Speyside Wildlife, the Scottish tour operator, offers wildlife watching experiences to suit everyone. We run fully inclusive, fully guided, bird, whale and mammal watching holidays, in Scotland and around the world, for enthusiasts of every ability, plus tailor-made wildlife watching tours of any length to suit your requirements. Visit our evening mammal watching hides in the Cairngorms National Park for close up and personal views of Pine Marten, Badgers and more! Accredited by VisitScotland, Green Tourism Business Scheme and Wild Scotland.
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“pine martin” (33 reviews)
“tawny owl” (16 reviews)
“red deer” (38 reviews)
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| Wester Camerorie, Ballieward, Aviemore PH26 3PR, Scotland
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+44 1479 812498
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Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Fantastic opportunity to watch wildlife in natural surroundings. We saw pine martens and badgers close up. The guide was excellent and it was a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend an evening.

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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2016

It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your evening in our hide so much - thank you very much for reviewing your visit! Hope you'll visit again one day or have a day out with one of our guides; full details are on our website.

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Reviewed 8 May 2016

A knowledgeable guide, a warm hide, and (almost) guaranteed wildlife. We saw wood mice, pine martens and badgers, plus a tawny owl as we were leaving the hide. All a bit contrived with the food being laid out for the animals, but a sure way...More

Thank louthrambler
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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2016

Thank you very much for reviewing your visit to our hide and we're delighted to hear how much wildlife put in an appearance. If you'd like a full day out with one of our wildlife guides on the hill, in the forest, on moorland or...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2016

easy to book, easy to find (the directions provided were spot on). John, our guide, was friendly, informative, homourous. The hide was warm and cosy. And the wildlife didn't disappoint, despite the awful weather. Loads of badgers literally right outside the window and pine marten...More

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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2016

Thank you for your review and letting us knowyou had a great experience. Sounds like the weather did not keep the animals away. We shall look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Reviewed 4 April 2016

We visited the hide on the 29th March, and wow, what a hide. Not what we were expecting at all. Fantastic facilities. We saw five Badgers and two Pine Martins. The Badgers turned up pretty quickly, and the Pine Martins after about 1.5 hours. Brilliant...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2016

Guided visit to wildlife hide in Rothiemurchus area. Great sightings of badgers, then pinemartin. Guide gave excellent information in a friendly manner. Fabulous experience. We saw 5 badgers and 2 pinemartin.

Thank Lesley G
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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2016

Hello Lesley G, thank you for taking the time to review your experience and we are so pleased to hear you had such a good time. Hopefully we shall see you again soon.

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Reviewed 27 March 2016

My friends and I signed up for this activity after reading good reviews about it on trip advisor. It was definitely one of the highlights of our short weekend trip to Aviemore! John was extremely passionate and enthusiastic about his job and demonstrated his knowledge...More

Thank YYW86
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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2016

Thank you for your review and taking the time to give us feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the hide so much and that John's passion for the wildlife and whole experience came across so well. Hopefully we will see...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2016

My husband bought me a 'Pine Marten Experience' for my birthday as we have visited Speyside many times and seen most of the local wildlife apart from Pine Martens. Modern, heated, spacious hide with great viewing and photographic opportunities. We saw 3 different badgers and...More

Thank PinkFirApple
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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2016

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and we're pleased to hear you had a good evening and saw both Badger and Pine Marten. Our team is very passionate and enthusiatic about the wildlife that can be seen in the area and...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2016

We loved seeing the badgers, pinemartins and mice. We were lucky enough to see 3 pinemartins, each at least twice and 4 badgers, all several times. We were entranced. John was such a knowledgeable guide and good companion for the evening. Cannot rate this experience...More

Thank jujohn
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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us, that's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed it. We hope to see you again at the hide or maybe for a guided day out. If you were lucky to get any photos...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2016

Excellent views of a pair of pine martens plus a couple of badgers . Even though it was very cold outside , -6 c , it was warm enough in the hide with the heating.

Thank MurraysUk
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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2016

We are very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your evening in our warm, comfortable hide watching the Pine Martens and Badgers - thank you very much for taking the time to post your review!

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Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

An evening spent watching wild pine martins and badgers up close is a wonderful experience not to be missed. John the guide is so helpful to making sure you don't miss anything. I will certainly be going back, even if it's 1200 miles round trip,...More

Thank gary f
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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2016

Thank you very much for your lovely review and we're so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your visit to our hide. We look forward to your next visit!

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Lorne G
14 July 2017|
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Response from SpeysideWildlife | Property representative |
Hello Lorne G, thank you for your question and a Standard Guided Day Out is £250.00 (£195 if booked online) – 9am to 5pm. An Extended Day is £295.00 (£250 if booked online) – max 10 hours – actual time to be agreed between... More
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Flintstone89
13 April 2017|
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Response from Liz E | Reviewed this property |
There's animals all year round but apparently late June is especially good as there are many youngsters
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