Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre

Nature Centres & Reserves

Loch of the Lowes, Dunkeld, Perthshire, PH8 0HH

    Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre and Wildlife Reserve covers 98 hectares near Dunkeld. The star attraction is a pair of breeding ospreys who nest here over the summer.

    Get closer to the ospreys with binoculars, telescopes and live video footage. See red squirrels, woodpeckers and other woodland birds from the viewing windows.

    In the visitor centre you can see interactive displays which help bring the story of Loch of the Lowes to life. There are regular family events and educational activities throughout the year. The gift shop sells a wide range of wildlife-themed gifts and souvenirs, hot and cold drinks and light refreshments.


    Visitor Centre

    Level access (i.e. no steps of thresholds)


    Access to hides via a ramp

    Level access to Crannog hide and lower floor of Observation hide

    4 Wildlife Experience
    Wild Scotland
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Winter Opening Times
    1 Nov 2015 - 29 Feb 2016
    Day Times
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday Closed
    Wednesday Closed
    Thursday Closed
    Friday 10:30 16:00
    Saturday 10:30 16:00
    Sunday 10:30 16:00
    Bank Holiday Closed
    Summer Opening Times
    1 Mar 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
    Day Times
    Monday 10:00 17:00
    Tuesday 10:00 17:00
    Wednesday 10:00 17:00
    Thursday 10:00 17:00
    Friday 10:00 17:00
    Saturday 10:00 17:00
    Sunday 10:00 17:00
    Bank Holiday 10:00 17:00

    Open All Year (except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and 2nd January)


    • Some or all of the displays/exhibits/parts of the attraction
    • The main entrance has level access


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome regular family events
    • Indoor Play Area


    • Hearing Loop
    • Level Access


    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome


    • Snack Bar
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop Hot and cold drinks and light refreshments

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Diners Card
    • Electron
    • JCB Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Cycle Rack
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- The nearest train station is at Dunkeld/Birnam.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities


    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Where appropriate there is a hearing loop system [e.g. ticket counter/ gift shop]
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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