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Highland Folk Museum,Newtonmore
Here at the Highland Folk Museum we give our visitors a flavour of how Highland people lived and worked from the 1700s up until the 1950s! We do this by displaying over 30 historical buildings and furnishing them appropriate to their time period. Some have been built from scratch on site and some have been moved here from other locations.
Our site is a mile long with our 1700s Township (featuring 6 houses) at one end through to our 1930s working croft at the other.We have an cafe, gift shop and a fantastic children’s playground. We are located at Newtonmore in the Scottish Highlands amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.
Laggan Coffee Bothy
Laggan Coffee Bothy and Gallery is located in the Cairngorm National Park, 8 miles west of Newtonmore on the A86 on the road to Fort William. Whether traveling between Fort William in the West and Aviemore and the East Coast or just out for a run in the car, an invigorating cycle or a walk along the various national walking routes, Laggan Coffee Bothy and Gallery is a great place to stop and re-charge your batteries. You can sit outside on warm sunny days and watch the world go by (and the local pheasants) or on cooler days sit by the log burner while Kara our African Grey parrot entertains you with her amazing vocabulary!
Laggan Wolftrax Mountain Bike Centre
The trails are open all year round. Sometimes forestry activities or adverse weather conditions may limit access to some areas.
Don't forget to pay the car parking fee when you visit - the money raised is used for maintenance of the trails.
The Laggan Wolftrax Centre, has a cafe, toilets, showers and the Laggan Forest Trust office, and Wee Bike Hub with a bike shop offering bike hire, essential equipment and providing a maintenance service.
For updates on trail statuses see our news section. You can also check on Twitter or Facebook for current updates, or give us a call on: 01528 544366
Our tours are very popular so we advise that you book in advance to avoid disappointment, you can book online on this website *Please see below for Winter offer*. For large groups of over 16 people or coach/travel groups however please get in touch with distillery by phone or email.
Due to our location, the weather in winter can be severe and frequent road works occurring along the A9 can cause delays. Please allow yourself plenty of time to get here for your visit and if in doubt, phone the visitor centre to ensure we are open.
Young persons aged 8 to 17 will be charged £6 for The Dalwhinnie Tour and will be offered a soft drink and chocolate at the conclusion - we regret that, for safety reasons, children under the age of eight are not allowed to take a distillery tour.
Ardverikie Estate & Loch Laggan
Ardverikie is one of the most spectacular and visually stunning private estates in Scotland, nestling in the very heart of the Highlands. From its Victorian roots as a traditional Highland sporting Estate, Ardverikie has been developed into a commercially successful enterprise, owned and run by the descendants of its original founder, with business activities covering holiday cottages, weddings, filming, forestry, farming, sporting, deer management.
As a visitor to the Estate, you can enjoy the privilege of walking in unspoilt wilderness, dense forests and sandy lochs where the ever changing weather will connect you close to the landscape. The wider estate will be familiar to many viewers of film and TV as a much-used location – in particular for BBC TV’s long running comedy drama “Monarch of the Glen” which as “Glenbogle” was filmed almost entirely on the Estate – and Ardverikie has also had starring roles in “Mrs Brown”, “Outlander” and “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”.
Highland Quad Bike & 4x4 Tours
Highland All Terrain offer a variety of 4x4 tours and training in some of the most incredible locations in the world.
Based in the Cairngorm National Park, at the heart of the Scottish Highlands, our location is easily accessible from
Fort William, Aviemore and Inverness. Our off road 4x4 & ATV experiences in Scotland provide outdoor activities for all the family all set in the most spectacular setting in the U.K. With nearly 300,000 acres at our disposal we can offer something for everyone.
Highland All Terrain have a number of locations both in the Cairngorm National Park near Aviemore and extending as far west as Lochaber, Fort William and the Outdoor Capital of the UK. Working in partnership with a number of Highland Estates We are able to offer a variety of off road experiences.
Highland Wildlife Park
Welcome! We want you to have a fantastic day out when visiting the Park, so please use the links below to help plan your day and make the most of your visit.
Some of our animals are active at different times of the day so it's always worthwhile revisiting an enclosure. Our friendly staff and volunteers are on hand to help answer any questions. If you can't find what you're looking for, please contact us by telephone: 01540 651270 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dog owners - Please note, with the exception of fully trained guide dogs, pets are not permitted into Highland Wildlife Park, including the car park. For more information, including a list of nearby kennels please click here.
*Winter opening hours:
November – March: 10 am to 4 pm (last entry 3 pm)
The Park is open every day of the year* apart from the 25th of December.
On days with deep snow and ice, please telephone us before starting out on your journey to avoid disappointment (01540 651270).