Loch of the Lowes

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About Loch of the Lowes

Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre and Wildlife Reserve covers 98 hectares near Dunkeld. From early April to late August, the star attraction is a pair of breeding ospreys, which nest just 150 metres from our observation hide. Highlights include:

  • Get closer to the ospreys with binoculars, telescopes and live video footage
  • Spot red squirrels, woodpeckers and other woodland birds from viewing windows
  • Interactive displays help bring the story of Loch of the Lowes to life
  • Education activities and school visits
  • Regular family events throughout the year
  • Gift shop stocking a range of wildlife-themed gifts, souvenirs and birdcare products 
  • Hot and cold drinks and light refreshments available

Visitor information

PLEASE NOTE: The main road from Dunkeld to Loch of the Lowes (A923) will be closed for maintenance on weekdays from 19 September for 2-3 weeks. For more information, click here.

The Visitor Centre is open daily from 1 March to 31 October (from 10am to 5pm) and from
1 November to 28 February, Friday to Sunday only (from 10.30 am to 4 pm). Admission prices are as follows:

Family (2 adults + 2 children under 16)
Children aged 5-16
Scottish Wildlife Trust members


Other Wildlife Trust members and groups of 11+ receive a 10% discount on the standard admission prices

* The admission payment includes an optional 10% donation. This is to allow the Scottish Wildlife Trust to claim Gift Aid. Please advise our Visitor Centre staff if you do not wish to pay the additional donation.

Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre is located 16 miles north of Perth and 2 miles north-east of Dunkeld just off the A923. Visit our reserve page for detailed directions. Please note: no fishing is permitted at Loch of the Lowes at any time of year to protect its wildlife and rare underwater flora.

An access guide can be downloaded here.

Loch of the Lowes, Dunkeld PH8 0HH
T. 01350 727 337 E. lochofthelowes@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

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