Loch An Eilein
Winner of best UK picnic site, the haunting Loch an Eilein is situated on the Rothiemurchus Estate, not far from the Boat Hotel and around three miles south of Aviemore.
Meaning 'Loch of the Island’, Loch an Eilein is just one of a series of beautiful lochs in the area, and is renowned as a former hideaway of Rob Roy MacGregor and other hordes of cattle rustlers in the 18th and 19th centuries. The island in the Loch's centre is home to the ruins of the castle, once a stronghold for Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan, otherwise known as the Wolf of Badenoch. Guests can cycle to Loch an Eilein from the Boat Hotel hotel, or take the short drive through the gorgeous Cairngroms countryside.
WHAT'S ON OFFER
- Winner of best UK picnic site
- Situated on the Rothiemurchus Estate
- 3 miles south of Aviemore
- Former hideaway of Rob Roy