Steading 5 Balvatin Cottages is a fantastic base for the many visitor attractions and outdoor activities in the Cairngorms National Park and beyond.
Dalwhinnie Distillery Tours
Dalwhinnie distillery is a short drive south from Newtonmore and will give you an insight into whisky production in the Scottish HighlandsTake a whisky and chocolate distillery tour that gives you an explanation of the traditional art of malt whisky distilling. Fascinating process with informative guides. Plenty of free parking and a large onsite shop to buy that essential souvenir of your visit.
Open daily Monday-Sunday
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Tel: 01540 672219
Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore
Step back in history at this award winning living museum complete with a 1700s township, a working croft and a 1930s sweetie shop, plus saw mikll and examples of local shops. A large free car park and plenty of friendly welcoming staff to explain the exhibits. The play park is very popular with famillies and conveniently located next to the onsite cafe.
Open daily from Easter to October
Free entry and easy walk from Steading 5
Tel. 01540 673551 PH20 1AY
Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig
Home to over 200 animals including tigers, polar bears and wolves. Worth going for the views across the Spey valley alone! Many acres of land and home to huge variety of animals, large and small. Drive through the park viewing the larger animals before parking in the free car park to explore the smaller animals on foot. Time your visit to incorporate regular talks by the animal keepers and feeding times. Don't forget your camera!
Tel. 01540 651270 PH21 1NL
Zip Trek Adventure Park, Aviemore
Over 2km of zip wires to zoom around through the trees and over a beautiful and spectular gorge. Night treks are also available.
Family friendly and brilliant fun! Make sure you take plenty of photographs.
Tel. 01540 651777 PH21 1NE