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The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre

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Address: The Dukes Pass via The Trossachs, Aberfoyle, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK8 3SX, Scotland
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+44 300 067 6615
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This is a good set up with webcams set up on birds and squirrels so it is suitable for all mobility types. There are good walking tracks and amazing bike tracks as part of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Trish M
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Croydon, Australia
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Croydon, Australia
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a good set up with webcams set up on birds and squirrels so it is suitable for all mobility types. There are good walking tracks and amazing bike tracks as part of the Queen Elizabeth Park. You can also get a bite to eat. It is situated in the same place as Go Ape for the young or... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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211 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning views and nice terrace cafe. Small charge for parking. Also you can 'Go Ape' - great zip wire. Walking options including one easy one to the waterfall suitable for wheelchairs. Exceptionally friendly staff and nice exhibition on the local nature.

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Thank BigJazza904
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The visitor center is very nice, clean and informative. Lots to learn about. Toilets were clean and fresh considering the amount of buses that were in at the time. Lots of different marked walks. Paths are all really well maintained. Lots to keep the children entertained as well. My son really enjoyed the things to do list which included things... More 

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Thank Zoe S
glasgow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked here with friends and a dog, lots to see and go ape on site as well. Popped in the cafe for lunch which was very good, great portions and kids menu, baked potatoes, cakes, pies, burgers, salads, pizza, chilli, sandwiches. Recommend this if you are in the area!

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Thank andyglasg0w
York, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We called into the visitor centre in Aberfoyle and the lovely lady in there recommended we went to the Lodge visitor centre if we wanted to see the Red Squirrels and we were not disappointed. The staff there are very helpful and issue you with a very easy to follow map as my husband also wanted to photograph the waterfalls.... More 

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Thank Netty1905
Bradford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

A ideal starting point for an afternoon's walk. Car parking £3 all day, which was reasonable compared with Lake District prices. We chose to eat in the cafe first. As others have noted, prices here were fairly high. I chose a ham sandwich, which at £5.80 was expensive, but generously filled, and the bread was fresh, as was the salad... More 

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Thank B0dgie
Scotland
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This park is well worth the £3 parking fee. There is a well-equipped visitor centre and well-maintained walking paths with interesting things to see (mirror sculptures, hamocks, and children's play tunnels, for instance) and to do (the wildlife hide and hours of walking paths, for instance). The waterfall was surprisingly tall and at the time, with thundering water flowing. At... More 

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Thank Debra M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a good dog walk here followed by lunch in the Lodge Cafe. Walks are graded and signposted and you can really take your pick depending on fitness, time available and mood. Park your car £1 for an hour or £3 for the day. It used to be free but I suppose a modest charge is acceptable for providing clean... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Lovely walks with opportunities to see the Scottish Highland Cows, Red Squirrels and birds. There is a lovely waterfall, an area to watch the birds and to relax amongst the trees. The Lodge also has live wildlife cams, information and a cafe.

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Thank MDHarding
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Queen Elizabeth forest is a lovely centre for walking wildlife watching, interesting sculptors, photography and a good cafe as well. Brilliant day out

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