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Self Catering - The Retreat

The surrounding areas of Aviemore have an abundance of visitor attractions to suit all interests and ages. A selection of the more popular attractions are shown below, all are located within a twenty minute drive from Strathspey House.

Cairngorm Mountain Railway
Cairngorm Mountain Railway

The modern funicular railway takes visitors to the Ptarmigan station near the summit of Cairngorm. The Ptarmigan houses a shop, exhibition and the UK's highest restaurant - plus an outdoor viewing platform to experience the breath taking panorama.

Highland Folk Museum
Highland Folk Museum

Open air museum with reconstructed 1700s village, a working croft with rare farm animals, guides in traditional dress, an old tin walled school and audio visual suite.

Rothiemurchus Estate
Rothiemurchus Estate

A superb estate with visitor centres, shops, cafe and a fishery. There are numerous lochside and forest trails and the enchanting Loch an Eilean Castle.

Waltzing Waters
Waltzing Waters

Indoor light and music display in synchronisation with water. Shows last 45 minutes and have been compared to "liquid fireworks".

Loch Garten Osprey Centre
Loch Garten Osprey Centre

Osprey Centre overlooking nesting ospreys, spectacular fish-eating birds of prey. CCTV link to nest, gift shop and exhibition.
 
 

Speyside Heather Garden & Visitor Centre
Speyside Heather Garden & Visitor Centre

A unique visitor centre with gift shop, heather exhibition, art gallery, garden centre and the famous Clootie Dumpling Restaurant.

Landmark Forest Theme Park
Landmark Forest Theme Park

A fantastic day out - watercoasters, tree-top trail, fire tower, saw mill, maze and wildlife trails.
 
 
 

Strathspey Steam Railway
Strathspey Steam Railway

Steam trains running from Aviemore to Broomhill (station used in "Monarch of the Glen") passing through beautiful scenery.

Highland Wildlife Park
Highland Wildlife Park

Scotland's past and present wildlife in one park with drive through reserve and walk through area. Wolves, bison, beaver, otter and wildcats to name a few.

The Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
The Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

Join the ranger on the hillside and feed the reindeer or watch them in the paddocks.

Ruthven Barracks
Ruthven Barracks

Well preserved ruinous infantry barracks dating back to 1719 and burnt by the remnants of Bonnie Prince Charlie's army after the Battle of Culloden in 1746.

The Cairngorm Sled Dog Adventure Centre
The Cairngorm Sled Dog Adventure Centre

See the huskies in their kennels all year round and learn about the history of sleddog racing. Trips run during late Autumn to early Spring.

Four star accommodation on Aviemore's main street set in the heart of the spectacular Cairngorms National Park