Attractions and Places to Visit in North East Scotland

Braemar Castle

Braemar Castle Set in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, in a commanding position overlooking the River Dee.

Built in 1628 as the Earl of Mar's 17th century Hunting lodge. It later became the seat of Clan Farquharson.

12 rooms open to the public, guided tours.


Opening times: Apr to Oct, Sat & Sun, 11am to 4pm - Admission Charge
Location: Braemar AB35 5XR - Tel: 01339741219 - Website

Atholl Country Life Museum

This lively and unique museum is fun for children, and entertaining and informative for adults.

Opening times: vary - Admission Charge
Location: Blair Atholl, Perthshire PH18 5SP - Tel: 01796 481232 - Website

Blair Castle and Gardens

Explore seven centuries of history through the fascinating historic interior of Blair Castle. Set within a breathtaking historic landscape, featuring a magnificent 9 acre walled garden with landscaped ponds and a woodland grove.

  • 30 rooms displayed including a splendid Victorian ballroom.
  • Elaborate picture staircase. Extensive weaponry collections.
  • Hercules walled garden. Red deer park.
  • Children's adventure playground, licensed gift shop.

Opening times: vary see website for details - Admission Charge
Location: Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Perthshire PH18 5TL - Tel: 01796481207 - Website

Blair Atholl Watermill

Traditional working watermill since 1590. Delicious home baking and fresh bread.

Opening times: Apr to Oct: 10am - 5.30pm
Location: Ford Road, Blair Atholl, Perthshire PH18 5SH - Tel: 01796 481321 - Website

Cairngorm Brewery

Home to Supreme Champion Beer winner. Shop on site. Booking of tours essential.

Opening times: All year: Mon - Sat, 10am - 5.30pm. Tours Mon - Fri (closed Xmas)
Location: Unit 12, Dalfaber Industrial Estate, Aviemore, Inverness-shire PH22 1ST - Tel: 01479 812222 - Website

Cairngorm Mountain Funicular Railway

Ride the funicular railway up one of Scotland's highest mountains for spectacular views.

Opening times: Dec to Apr: Daily, 9am - 4.30pm. May to Nov: Daily, 10am - 5pm - Admission Charge
Location: Aviemore, PH22 1RB - Tel: 01479861261 - Website

Grantown Museum

Community based museum telling the story of the planned town of Grantown.

Opening times: Mar to Oct 10am to 4pm - Admission Charge
Location: Burnfield Avenue, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3HH - Tel: 01479872478

Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

Meet Britain's only free ranging reindeer. Walk amongst, stroke and feed these gentle animals.

Opening times: Feb to Jan: Daily, 10am - 5pm. Reindeer walks daily at 11am. May to Sep 11am to 2.30pm. - Admission Charge
Location: Reindeer House, Glenmore, Aviemore, Inverness-shire PH22 1QU - Tel: 01479 861228 - Website

Corgarff Castle

In a striking moorland setting, Corgarff's medieval tower house, built in the mid-16th century, is surrounded by a distinctive 18th century star shaped wall.

Opening times: Apr to Sep: Daily, 9.30am - 5.30pm. Oct to Mar: Sat & Sun, 9.30am - 4.30pm - Admission Charge
Location: AB36 8YP, 8 miles west of Strathdon on the A939 - Tel: 01975651460 - Website

Dalwhinnie Distillery Visitor Centre

An opportunity to sample the "Gentle Spirit" of the glen at one of the highest distilleries in Scotland, Dalwhinnie is a wonderfully full-bodied smooth and warming malt whisky.

Opening times: check website for tour times - Admission Charge
Location: Dalwhinnie, Inverness-shire PH191AB - Tel: 01540 672219 - Website

Glenlivet Estate

A large highland estate in the foothills of the Cairngorms. Over 100 miles of way marked trails. Access for walking, cycling, skiing, horse riding and other outdoor activities. Ranger Service.

Opening times: all year
Location: Glenlivet Estate Office and Information Centre, Main Street, Tomintoul, Ballindalloch AB37 9EX - Tel: 01479 870070 - Website

Glenmore Forest Park

Situated in the Cairngorms National Park, the impressive pinewoods and the spectacular Loch Morlich make this a must visit destination. The visitor centre, forest shop and cafe offer everyone a warm welcome.

Opening times: daily 9am to 5pm - Free Entry
Location: Forestry Commission Scotland, by Aviemore - Tel: 01479 861220 - Website

Highland Folk Museum

This open air museum offers a unique experience. Costumed staff bring history alive from a 1700s township to 1930s school. Cafe, gift shop, play areas, picnic-sites.

Opening times: Easter to Oct: daily from 10.30am - Free Entry
Location: Kingussie Road, Newtonmore PH20 1AY - Tel: 01540673551 - Website

Highland Wildlife Park

Scottish wildlife and animals of mountain and tundra regions. Tigers, wolves, polar bear, wildcats etc.

Opening times: All year: daily from 10am - Admission Charge
Location: Kincraig, Inverness-shire PH21 1Nl - Tel: 01540 651270 - Website

Landmark Forest Adventure Park

Landmark has fun, adventure and discovery for all - you can Flume ride, tackle a climbing wall, ride a roller coaster, watch a working Clydesdale, make a 'parachute' jump, explore a 'Bamboozeleum', and lots more ...

  • Runaway Train Roller coaster.
  • Skydive 'parachute' jump.
  • Tarzan TrailĀ· Climbing wall. Wildwatercoaster.
  • RopeworX Challenge course. Steam Powered Sawmill.
  • Treetop Trail. Shops, Restaurant & Pinewood Grill.

Opening times: Apr to Sep: from 10am - Admission Charge
Location: Main Street, Carrbridge PH32 3AJ - Tel: 08007 313446 - Website

Rothiemurchus Centre

Experience the Rothiemurchus centre. A beautiful and inspirational place, which people return to again and again. Relax, enjoy endless activities, delicious local food, great shopping. Over 30 activities. Fascinating wildlife. Forest, mountain and rivers walks. Bike trails.

Opening times: daily 9.30am to 5.30pm - Admission Charge
Location: By Aviemore, Inverness-shire PH22 1QH - Tel: 01479812345 - Website

Strathspey Railway

Steam Trains running through stunning contrasting scenery between Aviemore, Boat of Garten and Broomhill (Glenbogle) near Nethy Bridge and Grantown-on-Spey.

Opening times: Daily, from 9.30am - Admission Charge
Location: Aviemore Station, Dalfaber Road, Aviemore PH22 1PY - Tel: 01479810725 - Website

Tomintoul Museum

Tomintoul MuseumExplore the heritage of the 'highest village in the Highlands', including a recreated smithy and kitchen, displays on peat cutting, local wildlife and early skiing equipment.

Opening times: Apr to Oct - Free Entry
Location: The Square, Tomintoul AB37 9ET - Tel: 01807 580285 - Website

Please note that the above information was accurate at the time this page was last updated. This information is subject to change at any time (opening times in particular), therefore if you plan on visiting any of the above attractions, please check the owner's website first or phone them for the latest details.


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