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RSPB Scotland Loch Garten nature reserve

When ospreys returned to breed in Scotland, this ancient Caledonian pineforest is where they chose to come. The Loch Garten Osprey Centre provides fantastic views of these magnificent birds on the nest, as well as close up views thanks to our non-invasive CCTV camera.

The reserve also has some excellent walks, with the chance to see red squirrels, dragonflies and crested tits. Early in spring, join us for Caper-watch and see the spectacular display of the capercaillie, Scotland’s largest grouse.

The centre is great for all ages, with a quiz for children, drawing table for tots and low-set telescopes and binoculars.  Friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to help and a programme of guided walks are available between May and August.

Entry charges: adults £5, concessions £3, under 16s £2. Family ticket £10 (up to two adults and four children). RSPB and Wildlife Explorer members are free.

Contact Details

Address:Abernethy, Inverness-shire, PH25 3EF
Tel:Click to view01479 831476

Opening Times

Osprey Centre open daily April – end of August, 10 am – 6 pm (last entry 5 pm). Loch Garten nature reserve open all year


Species this provider offers to spot


Geographical regions this provider operates in

  • Cairngorms National Park, Aberdeenshire and Moray


Activities this provider runs

  • Estates, Reserves & Other Wildlife Spots
  • Nature Visitor Centres, Hides & Attractions

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