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Rutland Water Nature Reserve (Anglian Water Bird Watching Centre)

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Rutland, Oakham LE15 8BT, England
+44 1572 770651
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Fantastic

Well worth a visit and for those in the know, a returning venue, it is beautiful site and the team... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
P44cka
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North Luffenham, United Kingdom
Flying visit.

Stunning! Last minute deviation going home from Yorkshire to Kent. So glad we did. Brilliant place... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
chereo1038
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“nature reserve” (24 reviews)
“bird watching” (29 reviews)
“osprey nest” (7 reviews)
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Rutland, Oakham LE15 8BT, England
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+44 1572 770651
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit and for those in the know, a returning venue, it is beautiful site and the team and volunteers should be commended for their efforts.

Thank P44cka
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Stunning! Last minute deviation going home from Yorkshire to Kent. So glad we did. Brilliant place to visit. So much to see, we didn’t do it justice. So will make arrangements for a return visit soon and make a day of it. The highlight was...More

Thank chereo1038
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

The Bird Fair has become a victim of it's own success - all the small independents have been priced out of the venue leaving it to the 'bespoke' and 'custom safari' vendors who are aimed firmly at the top end 'mega-rich' market. So, if you...More

Thank questions4steveb
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Cost £16 for a family day permit but if you live in the area and want to go often then there are very good value annual permits. Unfortunately, we live hundreds of miles away so just had the day. We first visited the Lyndon Centre...More

Thank AlpineOwls
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Large reserve with plenty to see from the numerous hides. Easy to find, small car park which can get busy. Friendly staff, reasonable prices, and you can walk a good distance in search of wildlife and nature. The one thing that lets it down is...More

Thank MalcH
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This is a lovely spot/reserve to get around the various hides easily. It could do with a cafe on site as it would be easy to spend all day there.

Thank rands15
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

We’ve have a wonderful time enjoying our picnic. The place is very peaceful, clean and such a joy to sit by the water.

Thank DeaRich
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

There is a reserve centre which is quite interesting . There is a small cafe available . Unfortunately the parking is not free ,but average for the area .

Thank AndyRad781
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

Just one of the best birdwatching locations in the UK. An extensive network of hides allows you to overlook a series of lagoons that bring in a huge variety of species. There are two centres, one at Egleton and one (open in the summer only)...More

Thank foxton_russian
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Visited on the same day as the BBC were at the reserve, filming an edition of Countryfile. This is an excellent place to visit if you are starting out as a birdwatcher or if you are trying to engage your non-bird watching friends. You are...More

Thank AlinaRC
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wendygH1237IR
10 March 2017|
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Response from KevinAdr | Reviewed this property |
Hi Wendy, i am sorry i have only just seen your question as i had not received an alert. i didn't know the answers to your question.
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Joan S
25 May 2016|
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Response from Anne Marie D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are some good walks for dogs in this area. Dogs not allowed near wildlife.
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