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“Great place!”

Loch Insh Watersports
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Kincraig
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Open all year offering a wide variety of watersports onsite in the summer and skiing in the winter at nearby Cairngorm Mountain. Lessons many also be taken on our dry ski slope, onsite. Other activities such as archery, mountain biking and local walks are available all year round as are the children's activity play parks. The Boathouse Restaurant onsite is the perfect base to compliment activities, whether you are looking for a warm and cosy environment to have a cup of tea and spectate or requiring a warm, hearty, home-cooked meal to warm up after an activity.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great place!”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Amazing views.
Free WiFi.
Friendly and often knowledgeable staff (I sometimes think staffing levels are too low to cope with busy times when I've had to wait a fair while to be served).
Yummy toasties!
Decor a little shabby/ dated. Would be beautiful with a bit of investment.
Never a bad visit here! :)

Visited August 2014
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English first
Fife, Scotland
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53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Basic accommodation, great view”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Booked lodge for family group of 5 - 2 bedrooms, 5 th bed on mezzanine - really only suitable for youth. Accessed up steep ladder, my son could not stand upright in it, and there was no electric socket there for his charger, laptop etc. there were only seats for 4 in the lounge, so one of us sat on dining chair. We had a problem with hot water- could only get 2 hot showers in am before water went cold. We spoke to reception, and a man spent some time trying to fix it - to no avail. We were advised to leave the immersion on all the time! You get a bill for electricity use at the end of the week - it is deducted from your deposit, so there is no way to contest it.
The views are beautiful and we had a very good, reasonably priced meal on the restaurant. No wifi in lodges, is available in restaurant. We chose this accomodation as it takes dogs. Unfortunately you are not allowed to walk your dog on the beach front, nor are they allowed in the restaurant or bar - kind of defeated the purpose of choosing pet friendly accomodation!

Visited April 2014
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Desborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Sailing course + food”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Writing this on behalf of my husband who attended a 3 day level 3 sailing course.
Course was good, achieved my level 3 with the help of competent instructors who taught me what I needed to know. More wind would have helped - but this was not in anyone's control!!! The equipment was very good. Choice of boats. Food - I had 3 lunches in the restaurant. Very good food, very tasty soup. Staff excellent.

Visited August 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great fun”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

If you get the weather would recommend a visit, perfect for adults & kids. Wide variety of water sports including kayaks, canoe, sailing etc. all reasonably priced & great fun. You can also pay for classes which we did & kids had great fun learning to sail. The instructors are all great & know what they are talking about. All safety gear provided as part of fee. There is also a separate pool for beginners which is only a couple of feet deep.

We found an hour session was enough for the adults , also fortunate enough to see the ospreys soaring over the loch.

Food & drink available in restaurant - we never had any food but did partake in a couple of drinks while kids played in the loch.

Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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“The place to watch osprey”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Having been to Loch Garten and its nearby Osprey centre, where everything is one or two removed, i.e. watching the birds through television..Loch Insh was a treat..we could see the ospreys much closer and it felt.. wilder than in Garten.
Lots of photographers were parked there and appreciative of the majestic flappping of wings over the nests.
Loch Inch is a real treat for the exceedingly respectful twitcher..

Visited July 2014
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