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LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Our guide to the best attractions locally, there really is something for everybody!

An Lochan Uaine

An Lochan Uaine

Hidden away among ancient Caledonian pines in the Cairngorm National Park, you'll find the magical An Lochan Uaine – translated from Gaelic as the 'Green Lochan'

Known locally as ‘the green loch’ this is one of the most beautiful spots in the Aviemore area. Legend has it, the bright green colour comes from pixies who wash their clothes in the water – although the other theory revolves around algae, which isn’t as much fun…

Loch Morlich

Loch Morlich

Loch Morlich enjoys one of the finest settings of any loch in the country.

Loch Morlich is a freshwater loch in the Badenoch and Strathspey area of Highland, Scotland near Aviemore. The loch is home to a watersports centre with kayaking, sailing and windsurfing among the activities available. There is also a yacht club and cycling routes around the loch.

Loch Morlich enjoys one of the finest settings of any loch in the country. It is surrounded by forests and fringed by beaches, with the stunning backdrop of the often snow-clad peaks of the northern Cairngorms.

The Malt Whisky Trail

The Malt Whisky Trail

The Malt Whisky Trail is a uniquely immersive whisky experience

The ultimate scotch experience that starts right on our doorstep.

The Malt Whisky Trail is a uniquely immersive whisky experience — but the journey you’ll take along The Trail is about so much more.

As you embark along the road through malt whisky country, you’ll encounter a huge variety of sites to see and things to do.

You’ll find globally renowned textiles mills, cosy seaside cafes, and world-class outdoor pursuits.

Highland Wildlife Park

Highland Wildlife Park

The Highland Wildlife Park is a 105-hectare safari park and zoo near Kingussie, Highland, Scotland. The park is located within the Cairngorms National Park.

Discover Scottish wildlife and endangered animals of the world’s mountains and tundra in their spectacular setting. Explore their drive through reserve in your own car and then investigate the walk-round area on foot. The park has a wide and diverse range of animals, from native species such as the Scottish wildcat to those from further afield such as the amur tiger and polar bear.

Strathspey Steam Railway

Strathspey Steam Railway

Experience a scenic, vintage trip through the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

The Strathspey Railway runs between Aviemore, Boat of Garten and Broomhill in the Cairngorms. The attraction is run by a group of volunteer train enthusiasts, who have recreated a nostalgic experience of the 1950’s with great attention to detail.

The experience takes you back 50 years in time, with train guards in period dress, quaint old fashioned wagons and traditional restaurant carriage. If you get a first class ticket, you will be served tea, coffee and biscuits!

Loch Ness

Loch Ness

A Monster and More! Discover the history, experiences, people and places that surround Inverness and Loch Ness.

Known around the world as Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster has many places to hide in her very own Highland playground. Described as large, long-necked and with one or more humps protruding from the water, the most famous of all our inhabitants has been playing hide and seek since the 6th century when St Columba had the first encounter.

Home to one of the worlds greatest unanswered questions – what is in Loch Ness? Whatever you choose to believe or discover – at 23 miles long, deeper than the North Sea, with more water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined – Nessie isn’t the only thing that’s Monster about our Loch Ness

Landmark Forest Adventure Park

Landmark Forest Adventure Park

Landmark Forest Adventure Park - Scotland's No.1 Theme Park

Landmark Adventure Park is a family friendly, all-inclusive venue with attractions indoors, outdoors & lots of amazing experiences to be had!

The Cairngorm Reindeer Herd

The Cairngorm Reindeer Herd

The Cairngorm Reindeer Herd is Britain's only free-ranging herd of reindeer found in the Cairngorm mountains in Scotland.

The Cairngorm Reindeer Herd is Britain’s only free-ranging herd of reindeer found in the Cairngorm mountains in Scotland. These tame and friendly animals are a joy to all who come and see them. Reindeer are not just for Christmas!