|Craggan Outdoors: Recognised as ‘Best Visitor Attraction’ in the Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards 2012, Craggan Outdoors is just 30 minutes from Nairn at Grantown-on-Spey. The wide range of activities includes archery, clay pigeon, climbing/abseiling, golf, gorge walking, high ropes, kayaking, mountain biking, River Spey canoe trips, and a zip wire. All taking place in beautiful Speyside scenery at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.|
|Geddes Trout & Course Fishery:
Three lochs - 1 bait, 1 fly and 1 coarse rainbows and wild browns are in the bait and fly lochs. Carp, roach and perch are in the coarse loch, Geddes lochs is one of the most natural looking lochs in the highlands with an abundance of wildlife including otters and ospreys and its only 3 miles from Nairn.
Location: Geddes, Nairn, IV12 5SB
Ace Adventure is the exciting new highland outdoor adventure activity provider based in Aviemore and the Strathspey, home to the picturesque Cairngorm National Park.
We provide entertaining and informative activities to suit all ages and abilities that range from the mild to the wild.
Fort George is a must-visit on any trip to the Highlands. There is so much to see, from the imposing artillery defences bristling with cannon to the grand magazine. The Fort also offers magnificent views across the Moray Firth.
Magnificently sited, overlooking Loch Ness. Urquhart is one of the largest castles in Scotland, with a long and colourful history, built in the 1230s, seized by the English in 1296, sacked by the MacDonald Lord of the Isles in 1545 and left to fall into decay after 1689. Most of the existing buildings date from the 14th century and include the Grant Tower (16th century) the best-preserved part of the complex.
|Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland, one of the most celebrated holiday destinations in the UK. Wild and beautiful, the surrounding countryside isn’t just scenic, it’s teeming with wildlife and yet a host of visitor attractions and Inverness, Scotland’s fastest growing city, are all within easy reach.|
|Cruising Loch Ness Step aboard and succumb to the inimitable enchantment of Scotlands most intriguing loch. With mountains rising steep on either side and unimaginable depths beneath, be lulled by the gentle lapping of waves. Discover the fascinating history that has made Loch Ness a legend, witness the stately ruin of Urquhart Castle.
Jacobite Loch Ness cruises and tours sailing throughout the year
Enjoy the beauty of the Moray Firth and its wildlife on-board 'Seacruise'. See the seals at Ardersier and the possibility of a visit from the Moray Firth dolphins
Departs from Inverness Marina.
For booking or further details email Eric Wardlaw
Or telephone 01667 456078 (mobile: 07050 214127)
|Cawdor Castle A magical name, romantically linked by Shakespeare with Macbeth. A superb fairy-tale Castle, and just what every visitor is looking for. The castle and gardens are open every day from 10am to 5pm until October 10th. There are 3 beautiful gardens, gift shop, book shop, wool shop, restaurant, nature walks and 9-hole golf course.|
|Brodie Castle is a fine 16th century Z-plan tower house with 17th and 19th century additions, set in peaceful parkland. It contains fine French furniture, English, Continental and Chinese porcelain and a major collection of paintings.|
|Ballindalloch Castle THE PEARL OF THE NORTH
Ballindalloch is one of the most beautiful and renowned castles in Scotland. Known as the Pearl of the North, it is located in the heart of Speyside, near to the famed whisky distilleries of Glenfiddich, Glenfarclas and Glenlivet.
Entrance fee: £6.00 castle & grounds; £2.00 grounds; concessions available
Burghead was a site of significant power in the heyday of the kingdom of northern Picts. The earliest ramparts at Burghead (probably built around 400AD) were rough wooden palisades erected by Pictish settlers. The visitor centre takes visitors through the history of the area from about 400AD to the present time.
The Strathspey Steam Railway
|Speyside Heather Centre
The perfect answer to your search for souvenirs of Scotland; tasteful gifts including Jewellery, Paperweights. Pictures, Pot Pourri, Gift Cards all incorporating heather - many made at the centre. Gift Shop includes Scottish videos, soft toys, cosmetics, etc - something for all the family. Be sure to visit the Clootie Dumpling Restaurant famous for its dumplings served in 21 different ways.
The Castle, which overlooks the sea, boasts magnificent formal gardens, also designed by Sir Charles Barry. The layout of the gardens was inspired by the gardens at Versailles and contain some of the few remaining parterres in the French style with a definite Scottish flavour.
|Malt Whisky Trail||A warm welcome awaits you in and around Speyside, home to more than half of Scotlands distilleries.|
|Baxters Come and discover for yourself the World of Baxters! Every year we welcome over 200,000 people to our Highland Village overlooking the picturesque River Spey. There is plenty of fun for all the family to enjoy and, of course, the famous Baxters highland welcome!|
On 16 April 1746 the last battle to be fought on British soil took less than an hour to reach its bloody conclusion on what is now known as Culloden Moor...
A well-preserved Bronze Age cemetery complex of passage graves, ring cairns, kerb cairn and standing stones in a beautiful setting. In addition, the remains of a chapel of unknown date.
|Brodie Countryfare Situated in a relaxing rural environment just a few minutes drive from Brodie Castle, Brodie Countryfare is a wonderful day out for all the family. We have created one of the most pleasant shopping experiences in the north of Scotland, providing a blend of quality and a traditional Scottish welcome. Youll find a host of innovative ideas, ever evolving all year round with the changing seasons.|
|THE SPEYSIDE COOPERAGE
This is truly a unique Visitor Centre Experience - the only of its kind in Britain!
DISCOVER all about the ancient craft of coopering in our 'Acorn to Cask' exhibition
* why every household and business depended on the cooper
* why millions of casks are still needed today
* why casks are shipped around the world
Jacobite Steam Train
A Day out in Orkney
|Pentland Ferries offers an attractive alternative route to Orkney; a short crossing time - just one hour between Caithness and St. Margarets Hope, Orkney - for passengers and their vehicles.|
|Seaprobe Atlantis Glass Bottom boat offers an experience no other boat can match. You can enjoy the scenery in the most beautiful part of the Highlands of Scotland; The Isle of Skye ... and minutes later go below decks and be amazed as you look out through the glass bottom boat's viewing gallery in complete comfort at the marine world beneath the waves of Lochalsh.|
| FALLS of SHIN VISITOR CENTRE
Situated in the heart of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland, Falls of Shin Visitor Centre is a truly wonderful
experience for all the family. Set in the Achany Glen, amongst spectactular Highland scenery, Falls of Shin is a day out that has something to offer all members of the family. Open all year round, this all weather destination is only an hour's drive from Inverness.