Cairngorm Mountain Ltd
(including mountain railway,
visitor centre and ski area)
Eight miles south east of Aviemore and high on the northern flank of Cairn Gorm lies the CairnGorm Mountain Railway. This funicular railway runs for two kilometres through the Cairngorm ski area. In doing so it climbs 460m to the Ptarmigan top station, 150m below the summit of the mountain.
The Cairngorm plateau, mostly above 4,000ft in height, is one of the most rare and fragile environments in Scotland. However, Cairn Gorm's northern corries of Coire Cas and Coire na Ciste have been the location for extensive ski-related development since the opening of the White Lady chairlift here on 23 December 1961.
Tel: 01479 810837
Open Thurs-Sat, March to October
A rural craft workshop two miles south of Aviemore making hand thrown pottery. On Tuesday and Thursday mornings you can come and ‘throw your own’. Penny will glaze and fire your pot and, for a small extra charge, post it to you. It’s wise to book ahead during July and August to save a long wait.
Tel: 01479 810858
Open daily, all year
The estate has a 50km footpath network, tours and amazing activities in beautiful surroundings. Their shops sell their own wild venison, naturally produced Highland beef and Rainbow Trout, as well as Scottish craftwork, gifts, and a full range of fishing tackle. Activities include clay pigeon shooting, fishing, mountain biking, 4X4 off road driving, quad biking and pony trekking.
SPEYSIDE HORN AND CRAFT SHOP
Speyside Horn and Craft Shop
Ardbroilach Road, Kingussie,
Tel: 01479 811503
Open Mon-Sat, April to October
This is a small family-run centre for traditional horn craft, close to the shores of Loch Alvie, producing handmade pieces from bone, stag's antler, cow's horn and ram's horn as well as a whole range of other less 'local' horns including buffalo horn. The craftsmen use the same methods that have been practised for centuries.
Competitively priced traditional Scottish horn ware hand-made in the Highlands.
From egg spoons to lace bobbins, sghian dubhs (Knives) to walking sticks - we produce for the home market as well as for export. Wooden gift crates available for many items in range which totals well over 100 lines
STRATHSPEY STEAM RAILWAY COMPANY
AviemoreTel: 01479 810725
Talking Timetable Tel: 01479 812220.
Open March to October, and December (not daily)
You may remember travelling to school or work or going on holiday behind a steam engine, when you were younger. You may be too young to remember when steam ran the trains throughout the country. Whatever your age come aboard The Strathspey Railway and relive the sights and sounds of the steam age – its part of your past, your heritage. Join the train at the beautifully restored Aviemore Station, the largest on the Highland Railway system outside Inverness. Pass the large locomotive shed (not open to the public) built in 1897 which is the railway’s main workshop.
AUCHGOURISH GARDENS AND ARBORETUM
Auchgourish Gardens and Arboretum
Boat of Garten
Tel: 01479 831464
Open daily March to October
SCOTLAND'S MILLENNIUM GARDEN is the most northerly Botanic Garden in the British Isles and covers some 10 acres - 4 hectares where visitors can see an extensive range of very hardy trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs in season mostly grown from seed collected from all around the Northern Hemisphere. Visitors may also have the opportunity to buy plants which are not normally or never available anywhere else. Contained within the Gardens is a small herd of the very rare White Highland Cattle and by mid summer we hope to have a new Coffee shop available for Visitors.
LANDMARK FOREST THEME PARK
Landmark Forest Theme Park
Tel: 01479 841613
Open: Apr-Oct, 10am-6pm.
Mid Jul-mid Aug, 10am-7pm. Nov-Mar, 10am-5pm
Scotland's favourite heritage park with wild water coaster, giant adventure playground, treetop trail, steam powered sawmill, microworld exhibition, mini cars, remote-controlled trucks, fun maze, shop, restaurant and snack bar.
SPEYSIDE HEATHER CENTRE
Speyside Heather Centre
Tel: 01479 851359
Open all year,
restricted hours January to March
A multi-award winning Visitor Attraction run by David and Betty Lambie and their two sons Craig and Iain. The Lambies and their friendly, helpful staff are pleased to welcome you and will do all that is necessary to make your visit to the Centre an enjoyable one. More than 300 varieties of Heather are growing at the Heather Centre in an idyllic Scottish setting in the heart of Speyside. The proprietors and the Centre have appeared frequently on BBC, ITV and Channel 4 Television programmes.
THE CASTLE TRAIL
Step back in time through the last millennium of our country's heritage and experience Scottish castles at their best on Scotland's only Castle Trail. A selection of thirteen of the world's most unique castles ranging from the fairy tale magic of Craigievar, to the rugged splendour of Kildrummy Castle ruins, to the elegant timelessness of the country house grandeur of Leith Hall.
The Estate Office,
PH20 1BX ,
Tel: 01528 544300
So, have you recognized it yet? Correct, it’s Glenbogle.
The BBC Television Sunday evening series 'Monarch of the Glen', produced by Ecosse Films, is filmed mostly in the Badenoch area, including locations in Laggan, Newtonmore, Kingussie and Kincraig. The series stars amongst others Susan Hampshire, Alastair Mackenzie and Dawn Steele.
From April to October film crews and actors are on the estate. The fourth series is currently being filmed The movie, 'Mrs. Brown' starring Dame Judy Dench and the Scottish comedian Billy Connelly was also filmed on the estate. Mrs Brown was produced by Ecossefilms.
WALTZING WATERS – NEWTONMORE
Tel: 01540 673 752
The world's most elaborate water, light & music productions!
Visitors are overwhelmed by thousands of dazzling patterns of moving water synchronised with music!
The only indoor shows of its kind in Europe!
An entertainment spectacular for all ages!