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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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Definitely Worth The Wait

My friends and I signed up for this activity after reading good reviews about it on trip advisor... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2016
YYW86
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London, United Kingdom
First Pine Marten

My husband bought me a 'Pine Marten Experience' for my birthday as we have visited Speyside many... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2016
PinkFirApple
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Goole, United Kingdom
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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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  • Poor1%
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| Wester Camerorie, Ballieward, Aviemore PH26 3PR, Scotland
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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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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!

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
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!

Reviewed 8 February 2016

I've enjoyed three visits to the hide now and always enjoyed the wildlife on offer but this weekend saw my first Pine Marten - a very large male who was followed in by at least two badgers. Duncan is a very informative and knowledgeable guide...More

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

We're delighted that the Pine Marten appeared for you and that you enjoyed your evening so much - thank you very much for posting this review and for your lovely comments about Duncan, who is very appreciative of the feedback!

Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

We had an interesting evening in the hide with John. The badgers made several appearances but no martens possibly due to noisy guests, who despite being repeatedly told to keep the noise down, banged and clattered most of the time. It was amazing to see...More

Thank pross1
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit and for your 5 star rating. Seeing the Badgers so close really does show the tremendous power they have within their front legs and claws, its great you got to view this. We look forward...More

Reviewed 10 November 2015

We took our son here during the October week and were amazed to be able to see so closely the pinemartens and badgers... our guide was was lovely and very informative and the facility is amazing... it's a late night if your kids are young,...More

Thank Michelle H
SpeysideWildlife, Owner at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2015

It's great to hear how much you all enjoyed your evening in the hide and thank you very much for the review, the recommendation and the rating!

Reviewed 5 November 2015

My husband and I went on the Dusk watch a couple of weeks ago and loved it. Very informative guide. Lots of badgers and two pine martens. We would highly recommend this!

Thank Linsey C
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2015

Thank you very much for reviewing your visit to our hide and for sharing your lovely photos! We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the evening.

Reviewed 27 October 2015

We re-visited this again in September, it has been a couple of years since our previous visit and it did not dissapoint on this occasion either. A very pleasant 3 hours or so watching and photographing the Badgers and Pine Martins plus the little mouse...More

Thank retselm
SpeysideWildlife, Manager at Speyside Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2015

We were delighted to welcome you back to the hide and it's great to hear how much you enjoyed the experience - thank you very much for the review and the recommendation!

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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
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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