The Highland Wildlife Park is a member of the Cairngorms Attraction Group comprising of six very special attractions, none of them more than 20 minutes drive from Aviemore. Take some time to experience all this area has to offer by visiting our joint site.
Visit this comprehensive site to help plan your break and find out lots of interesting and up-to-date information about the Aviemore area. 

Three miles from the Park, Kingussie is a busy town with excellent rail and bus links.

Lying about six miles from the Park, Newtonmore houses the Highland Folk Museum and the Clan MacPherson Museum. Rail and bus links.

Hear about the famous men and women of the Clan who have changed the face of the world in science, the military, the arts and sport. See the weapons used in days gone-by, read about mutinies and see the chanter sent down from the heavens! The Clan Macpherson also sponsor our wildcats here at the Park, as it is part of the Clan Crest.

 Local community, business and tourism links for Grantown on Spey (approx. 20 miles from the Park).

 Grantown on Spey — accommodation, activities, shopping and dining.

 The real Glenbogle of Monarch of the Glen fame. A small thriving community set in stunning scenery. 

 Comprehensive guide to accommodation, attractions, activities, events and eating out in the Cairngorm area.

 The Scottish tour operator offering wildlife watching experiences to suit everyone.



Situated next to the entrance to the Highland Wildlife Park, the Highland Country Cottages at Meadowside House, Kincraig, offer very comfortable self-catering accommodation with stunning views over Loch Insh to the Cairngorms (Tel: 01540 651467).

This scenic site, located in beautiful birch woodland in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, offers a selection of quality family holiday facilities, including Italian restaurant, lodge hotel, self-catering chalets and caravan park, tailored for all ages and ability.

The Cairngorm Hotel is Aviemore's Premier Independent Hotel, with the staff offering a warm and friendly welcome. An ideal choice for that short break in Scotland offering excellent hotel accommodation; 'The Cairn' is a renowned Scottish wedding hotel venue, also offering seasonal breaks and extensive function and business meeting facilities.

Crubenbeg Highland Holiday Cottages offer luxury STB four star self-catering holiday accommodation in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland Nr Aviemore. They offer free trout fishing, golf practice area, kids games room, eco-friendly wood burning stoves and free WiFi.

Ruthven House offers luxury Bed and Breakfast accommodation together with two self-catering cottages, close to Ruthven Barracks and the RSPB Reserve, just one mile from Kingussie and 10 minutes drive to the Highland Wildlife Park.

Ardlogie is a friendly, all ensuite, STB three star guest house quietly situated beside the Spey yet within easy walk of Aviemore's shops, bars & restaurants. Eight miles to the Park. Check availability online.

Badaguish Outdoor Centre is set in a clearing in the pine forest just below Cairngorm Mountain. Mixed accommodation on offer, from large luxury Forest Lodges to a rustic bothy and scenic campsite. An exciting programme of outdoor activities, both on and offsite, can be arranged for guests or day visitors. The Centre also provides activity holidays for individuals with learning and/or physical disabilities in the purpose-built Lodge.



Located about two miles from The Highland Wildlife Park, the Rowan Tree Country Hotel and Restaurant offers comfortable and cosy country house bedrooms and a friendly welcome. Situated just outside Aviemore, it is a great base for observing local wildlife and nature. The restaurant offers an opportunity to eat exceptional food, carefully prepared using local product.

Other Organisations
British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums
European Association of Zoos and Aquaria

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