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Fairy glen

Easy to get to from the car park, the Burn o' Vat is a pretty impressive geological feature. Really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Perth, United Kingdom
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New discovery

I thought I was familiar with all the attractions in the Deeside area. Burn O'Vat had escaped my... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Michael D
Southport, United Kingdom
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B9119, Dinnet, Ballater, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to get to from the car park, the Burn o' Vat is a pretty impressive geological feature. Really worth a visit. But what makes it even more of a must-see lies above. Make a short scramble up rocks at the back of the Vat...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

I thought I was familiar with all the attractions in the Deeside area. Burn O'Vat had escaped my notice. It is a natural geological feature that is well worth seeing. Having walked into the vat, we thought we would try and see it from above....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

This was on our list of places to visit during our recent visit to Perthshire and so glad we did. What an amazing little piece of history and some say that Rob Roy hid here just before he was captured and when you enter the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. We cycled but there is a generous car park with toilets. Interesting wee visitor centre - good for kids small and large! Lovely walk to Burn o Vat and around beautiful Highland trees. Great view over lochs which offer further walking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

What a naturally amazing place. Magical and a must do. However, the on-site public toilets are not quite so magical. A good hard clean required!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lizzydoll_12
Reviewed 30 September 2018

This nifty spot requires only a modest walk from the parking lot, and there are additional nice walking trails on the property.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jeff D
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We did the burn o vat trail (including the spur to the waterfall) and it was great. Lots of birds and even a mouse near the falls. We only wish we had more time to do the other trails! Free parking and washrooms to use...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

This is an amazing place. It feels magical as you slip through a crack in enormous rocks and see the waterfall and the inside of this geological formation. Heard flocks of geese flying overhead. Smelled the piney forest. Saw some toads.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tw331
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Loved walking the reserve and exploring a 16,000 year old glacier! This is a short walk from the car park, head past the toilets, follow it around and past the bridge. Through the tiny gap is the cave. Take care though as it is slippery...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 548hollyf
Reviewed 24 August 2018

An open cavern following a pretty walk....spectacular after heavy rainfall. There is the option of a higher path back to the car park.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from William A | Reviewed this property |
It's only around 5 miles .