Places to stay

The Cairngorms have something for everyone, from castles to distilleries, family fun to thrilling outdoor adventures! Highland Wildlife Park is in the Cairngorms National Park and there are lots of accommodation options in the nearby area.

Macdonald Aviemore Resort

Located in the centre of Aviemore this large resort has four star hotels and luxury woodland lodges. The resort includes a choice restaurants and bars and lots to keep families amused from the large indoor swimming pool and outdoor play park to children’s activity rooms, soft play centre and outdoor activities. There’s also beauty treatment rooms, luxury department store and bike hire at the resort.

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Highland Country Cottages

Situated next to the entrance to 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.

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Macdonald Lochanhully Resort

Stay in traditional lodges nestled in woodland around a private loch, an ideal location for nature lovers just 15 minutes north of Aviemore. The resort has an indoor swimming pool, games room and Jakes Restaurant and Bar.

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Macdonald Spey Valley Resort

Located on the banks of the River Spey, enjoy self-catering accommodation for those wanting a peaceful break within easy reach of Aviemore. The resort has an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, Scottish Steakhouse Restaurant and bar. It’s also home to Spey Valley Championship Golf Course.

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High Range Aviemore

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. 

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The Cairngorm Hotel

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.

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Crubenbeg Highland Holiday Cottages

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

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Ardlogie Guest House

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 and restaurants. Eight miles to the Park. Check availability online.

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Badaguish Outdoor Centre

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.

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Ruthven House

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.

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Kirkstone Lodge

Kirkstone Lodge is only about three miles away and Hillview Cottage about 45 minutes away.

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The Rowan Tree Country Hotel and Restaurant

Located about two miles from 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.

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Cathedral House

Situated in the very heart of the thriving coastal town of Dornoch, this four-bedroom stone-built house has been sympathetically restored to create a warm and inviting home from home. The house is tastefully furnished and complete with all the modern conveniences of a newly refurbished, luxury property – a perfect base for families and groups.

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The Hollies Highland Lodges

A collection of luxury lodges in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, just 20 minutes from Aviemore. Sleeping between two and eight, our luxurious lodges are perfectly placed for those looking to explore the Cairngorms, as a family, couple or friend group.

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