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Speyside Wildlife

#5 of 18 Tours in Aviemore Features Animals
| Wester Camerorie, Ballieward, Aviemore PH26 3PR, Scotland
+44 1479 812498
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Good to see it hasn't changed

Although it was over two years since our last visit it was good to read all of the reviews and see... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
BirdingTraveller
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Wexford
Special evening even without pine martins !

We were very unlucky with the weather on our trip to the hide, it had been a beautiful snowy day... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2017
CathyGilman
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London
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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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| Wester Camerorie, Ballieward, Aviemore PH26 3PR, Scotland
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+44 1479 812498
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Although it was over two years since our last visit it was good to read all of the reviews and see that it hasn't changed. We went with a view to watching wildlife and this was one of the highlights of the holiday. There was...More

Thank BirdingTraveller
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Hello, thank you for your review and it is great to hear you enjoyed a second visit to the hide and that you found the access good for your wheelchair. Hopefully we will see you again when you next visit.

Reviewed 9 February 2017

We were very unlucky with the weather on our trip to the hide, it had been a beautiful snowy day which turned in to pouring rain- no creature, let alone pine martins would want to be out in it. Fortunately we didn't have to be,...More

Thank CathyGilman
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

Hello Cathy, thank you for your review and for letting us know how much you enjoyed your experience at the hide recently. Sometimes the anticipation of waiting for the animals to appear in the darkness is just as exciting as actually seeing them! Hopefully next...More

Reviewed 30 December 2016

Had a fantastic evening with our guide John. This is no ordinary hide visit - it is all enclosed with windows so that you can see the wildlife very close up. Badgers and pine martins aplenty. And lots of interesting information on tap. I would...More

Thank LangToonTraveller
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

Hello LangToon Traveller and thank you for your review. That is fabulous to hear you had such a good evening and enjoyed the hide and local wildlife. Hopefully we shall see you again in the future.

Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Had a fabulous night with John the guide. 8 badgers visited the hide, 3 pine martins and several wood mice. I booked directly through the spey side wildlife Web page. The cost was £20 per adult. It was worth every penny. The hide was warm...More

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SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2016

Hello Scotlandhomer, thank you for your fantastic review and it's wonderful to hear what a good night you had. Please feel free to post any photos to our Facebook and Twitter pages and hopefully we shall see you again in the future.

Reviewed 17 October 2016

An excellent way to get close to hard-to-see wildlife. The hide is warm, comfortable and well designed to allow fantastically close up views of ordinarily shy wildlife. John the guide is very knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about his subject. We were lucky to see 3...More

Thank Matt504213
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

Hello Matt504213 Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review of your experience in the hide and its great to hear what a good time you had. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 7 October 2016

The hide was modern, warm and comfortable. So close to the animals and able to photograph them. The guide John was excellent and very knowledgeable. Only thing was the pine martins were having a night off...well that's nature for you. Could have happily stayed all...More

Thank Ferguslass
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2016

Hello Ferguslass Thank you for your feedback and although the Pine Martens approved allusive during your visit, it's great to hear you still enjoyed your visit and were able to see and photograph other wildlife. Hopefully we shall see you again soon and get the...More

Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Having visited the reindeer earlier in the day, our standards for wildlife encounters were set pretty high. The Speyside Wildlife activity promised pine martens and badgers, and it delivered in spades. Their special hide makes the viewing experience warm and comfortable. John, the friendly guide...More

Thank MickB53
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2016

Hello MickB53, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience and it's fantastic to hear how much you enjoyed your evening; sounds like you really got up close to some of the beautiful species we have in speyside. Our guides really are passionate...More

Reviewed 22 September 2016

We booked an extended day out with Sally & had the most wonderful day seeing all sorts of wildlife ranging from red squirrels to eagles, mountain hare to seals & many many more. Sally was fantastic driving us for miles & imparting her vast knowledge...More

Thank Sue L
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Hello Sue, thank you for your review and we are pleased to hear you had such an enjoyable day with our guide Sally. We always aim to get you to the best places to see the species you hope to see on the day and...More

Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This was unbelievable! The hide was a lovely warm and comfortable cottage in the forest and we saw the animals really close up. I've been badger watching before but only seen them far away and sitting cold in the woods. The animals were gorgeous and...More

1  Thank auroramilroy
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Hello Auroramilroy, thank you for your review. We so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience in our purpose-built hide so much. Please do feel free to post any photos you took on the night to Trip Advisor or Facebook and hopefully we shall see...More

Reviewed 9 September 2016

Great time in the hide waiting for the pine martens and badgers. John has storytelling to perfection, and the wildlife did not disappoint.

Thank TravelsAlot
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2016

Thank you for reviewing your visit and it's great to hear that you had good sightings. We'll pass your comments onto John - we're very pleased that you enjoyed his stories so much!

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Flintstone89
What's the best time of year to come to see the most wildlife or is there some to be seen all year round? Thanks :)
14 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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