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The Northern Highlands A rich experience of landscape and wildlife and a real flavour of wilderness. Yet, though there is a sense of remoteness and grandeur in many places, remember it’s never far to a good restaurant or overnight accommodation! Variety of Landscape

Burghs and Fishing Stations

As a drive through Glen Torridon will reveal, there are plenty of dramatic landscapes in the north, including the mountains of Inverpolly, north of Ullapool. Here, steepsided peaks such as Stac Pollaidh and Suilven rear up from a ‘plinth’ of rocks which geologists believe to be some of the oldest on earth. This ancient Lewisian gneiss has been scoured and hollowed by long-vanished glaciers, though not specifically for the benefit of anglers who have an endless choice of lochs in Sutherland!

In contrast to the beautiful but comparatively unpopulated west, the eastern coast overlooking the rich waters of the Moray Firth has several communities. Cromarty is one such with some outstanding 18thcentury architecture. The Courthouse portrays the development of the town. In contrast to oldestablished settlements like Dingwall, Tain and Dornoch, Ullapool in the west was established as a fishing station only in 1788.

Caithness and its Flagstones

Wildlife of the North

A characteristic product of the broad and open landscapes of Caithness is Caithness flagstone. These bedded sandstones have been worked for almost two centuries from quarries near Thurso, and used as paving, roofs and even as field boundaries. The story is told in the Caithness Flagstone Trail at Castletown.

With so much wild country, there are many places to see Highland wildlife. These include pine marten and golden eagle on the Beinn Eighe nature reserve by Loch Maree, spectacular numbers of cliff-nesting seabirds on the island of Handa, which is managed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, hen harrier and short eared owl on the

How to use this folder This folder is full of information on the best places to visit in this area. At the front you will find leaflets and information on local attractions, followed by a new section on More Great Things to See & Do and Places to Eat. For information on attractions further afield, have a look at the national map and ‘Things to See and Do in the Rest of Scotland’ listing at the centre of this folder. This is followed by leaflets on other attractions, many of which may be within easy reach of where you are staying.

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Front cover photographs - Sango Bay, Durness;Wildlife Cruises, John O’Groats; Hugh Miller’s Cottage, Cromarty; Smoo Cave, Durness Background photograph - Ardvreck Castle, Loch Assynt.

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Caithness ‘flow country’ around Forsinard, or the Moray Firth bottlenose dolphins viewed from Chanonry Point by Fortrose.

Kingdom of the Northern Picts Portmahomack is a pretty coastal village by the Dornoch Firth. Archaeological investigation has unearthed evidence of Scotland’s only Pictish monastery. Beautiful pieces of Pictish sculpture are displayed in the Tarbat Discovery Centre.

Highland Clearances The empty glens of today once supported large populations. The changing economic climate of Scotland from the 18th century onwards resulted in both emigration and eviction - a story told at a number of ‘clearance villages’ - for example, at Badbea, north of Helmsdale, you can visit this abandoned crofting village, originally settled by Highland folk cleared from the neighbouring glens. Timespan in Helmsdale portrays the impact of the local clearance episodes. Further north, there are clearance sites to view in Strathnaver, while Strathnaver Museum in Bettyhill gives the full flavour.

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Take the High Road Perhaps one of the UK’s most exciting drives, the Bealach na Ba (Gaelic for the pass of the cattle) is the high road to Applecross, an attractive community on a peninsula facing Skye. The Bealach na Ba road climbs to 2054 ft (626m).

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Please double check dates of events before planning to visit. This is not a complete list of events - for further details contact local VisitScotland Information Centres.

23-24 January: The Strathpuffer 24, world’s only winter 24hr mountain bike race 6-8 May: Ullapool Book Festival

16 July: Lochcarron Highland Games

11 August: Tain Highland Gathering

29 July: Durness Highland Gathering

12 August: Assynt Highland Games

15-21 May: Cape Wrath Challenge

30 July: Halkirk Highland Games

21 June: Celtman Triathlon, Torridon Village

4 August: Black Isle Show

2 July Gairloch Highland Gathering 15-16 July: Caithness Agricultural Society Show

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5 August: Dornoch Highland Gathering 6 August: Strathpeffer Highland Gathering

20 August: Helmsdale Highland Games 17 September: Invercharron Highland Games 17-20 September: Blas Festival 30 September - 1 October: Loopallu, Ullapool’s ‘Little Fest in the West’

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This map highlights some of many things to see and do in The Northern Highlands. The numbers relate to the listings opposite. For information on attractions further afield, please see the national map and ‘Things to See and Do across Scotland’ list at the centre of the folder.

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Things to See and Do in The Northern Highlands

Leaflets for many of the attractions in The Northern Highlands can be found directly after this page. Locations are shown on the map opposite. (HS) Historic Scotland; (NTS) National Trust for Scotland; (FCS) Forestry Commission Scotland

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1 Seaprobe Atlantis l Voted ‘Best Wildlife Experience in UK’, Daily

Telegraph. All the Scenery & Wildlife, above & below the waves. Spectacular Scenery, Seals, Otters, Seabirds, WWII Shipwreck, Fish, Jellyfish & more. Kyle of Lochalsh, IV40 8AE T: 01471 822 716. www.seaprobeatlantis.com

6 Gairloch Trekking Centre l Come and enjoy Pony Trekking. We offer

Kids Riding Breaks, Stable Specials, Leadreins, Walkouts, Beach Rides for all ages and abilities. Approved by T.R.S.S. A.B.R.S. www.gairlochtrekkingcentre.co.uk ponytrekking@hotmail.co.uk

11 The Blackhouse, Arnol (HS) l A traditional, fully-furnished, Lewis thatched

house which provides a unique insight into island life. There is also an attached barn, byre and stackyard. Open all year except Sun. Closed Weds. in winter. Tel: 01851 710395 or visit www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/places

12 Dunnet Bay Distillers 7 The Perfume Studio l l Dunnet Bay Distillers are a family owned gin The Highland’s only working perfumery, coffee shop with home-made food and stunning views, gift shop and landscape photography studios. Easter to end Oct - closed Mondays. IV22 2JL Tel: 01445 731618. www.perfume-studio.com

and vodka company. Their first product Rock Rose Gin has won multiple awards. Seasonal tours and shop. www.rockrosegin.co.uk Tel: 01847 821319.

13 The Castle & Gardens of Mey l The Queen Mother’s home in Caithness. Castle

l 20 acres of outstanding water gardens with 2 Attadale Gardens

and gardens open. Also animal centre, gift shop, tearoom and viewing tower. Tel: 01847 851473. www.castleofmey.org.uk KW14 8XH

Monet bridges, old rhododendrons, unusual trees, fern collection, conservatory, kitchen garden and sculpture with views of Skye. Tel: 01520 722603. www.attadalegardens.com IV54 8YX

8 Highland Stoneware of Lochinver & l Ullapool Visitors are welcomed to working potteries making distinctive, freehand painted, high quality ceramics. Open weekdays 9-6 all year, also Saturdays, Easter - end October and seasonal Sundays. Tel: 01571 844376. Lochinver IV27 4LP. Ullapool IV26 2UN. www.highlandstoneware.com

l Traditional Scottish Clothing, Knitwear, 3 Lochcarron Weavers Shop

14 Pentland Ferries l Travel to the Orkney Islands with your car on our purpose built catamaran leaving Caithness from as little as £54. Tel: 01856 831 226. www.pentlandferries.co.uk KW1 4YB

Accessories, Tartans, Tweeds and made to measure kilts. April - End October Mon - Sat 9am-5pm. Winter: Mon - Fri 10am-4pm, Sat by appointment. Tel: 01520 722212. IV54 8YH lochcarronweavers@lochcarron.com

9 Cocoa Mountain l 4 Torridon (NTS) l In the beautiful Northern Highlands this Superb mountain scenery. Countryside Centre open April - Sept. Tel: 01445 791221. www.nts.org.uk IV22 2EZ

5 Inverewe Garden (NTS) l Oasis of the North with exotic plants and trees

innovative award-winning chocolatier is renowned for its exquisite freshly-made chocolates ‘The Best’ Hot Chocolate and Mountain Mocha. T: 01971 511233. cocoamountain.co.uk

from around the globe. New for 2016: Explore Inverewe House. Garden open all year. Visitor centre and restaurant open April - Oct. Tel: 01445 712952. www.nts.org.uk IV22 2LG

Europe’s best-preserved historic settlements. See stone furniture, jewellery, tools and unexplained ritual objects left behind by Neolithic villagers. Open all year. Tel: 01856 841815 or visit www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/places

10 Calanais Standing Stones (HS) l This extraordinary monument comprises a

Neolithic stone ring with a chambered tomb at its centre. Older than Stone Henge, it served as an ancient astronomical observatory. Open all year. Tel: 01851 621422 or visit www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/places

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15 Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS) l Step back 5000 years and explore one of

16 Maeshowe Chambered Cairn (HS) l Enter a masterpiece of ancient engineering.

This chambered tomb, which is over 5000 years old, is a monument to the skills and beliefs of Orkney’s people. Open all year. Tel: 01856 761606 or visit www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/places

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17 Orkney Islands Day Tours from l John O’Groats Fascinating day tours of the Orkney Islands leave John O’Groats at 9am every summer morning (May - Sept). See Skara Brae, Scapa Flow, Stromness, the Standing Stones and more! T: 01955 611353. www.jogferry.co.uk KW1 4YR

22 The Glenmorangie Distillery 26 Hugh Miller’s Birthplace Cottage l l Take a tour of The Glenmorangie Distillery on & Museum (NTS) the shores of the Dornoch Firth, renowned for crafting the most delicious malt whisky in the world. T: 01862 892477. IV19 1PZ www.glenmorangie.com

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Fascinating day tours of the Orkney Islands leave Inverness every summer morning (June - Aug). See the spectacular Far North, famous John O’Groats and a 6 hour tour of Orkney. Tel: 01955 611353. www.jogferry.co.uk IV1 1LT

“An Amazing 90 minutes”. Daily 20th June to 31st August. Panoramic viewing decks, comfortable saloon. For all of the family. T: 01955 611353. www.jogferry.co.uk KW1 4YR

23 The Storehouse l With outstanding views over to the Black

Isle, The Storehouse offers relaxed dining throughout the day and a fabulous shop packed full of local farm produce and gifts for your home. Tel. 01349 830038. IV16 9UX www.thestorehouseathome.com

24 Rogie Falls (FCS) l Rogie Falls is a beautiful spot off the main road

19 Waterlines Visitor Centre l Visitor centre and museum about Lybster Harbour and the local area. Cafe.

20 Laidhay Caithness Croft l Two hundred year old rush thatched typical Caithness longhouse. laidhay.co.uk

21 Dunrobin Castle and Gardens l Wonderful displays of paintings, tapestries, furniture, silver and ceremonial robes. Magnificent formal gardens. Pictish Stones, Gift Shop, Tea Room, Falconry displays (ring for details). Tel: 01408 633177. Email: info@dunrobincastle.co.uk www.dunrobincastle.co.uk

Birthplace, in 1802, of Hugh Miller, stonemason, eminent geologist, editor and writer. Discover giant fossils and hunt for mystery objects. Open April - Oct. Tel: 01381 600245. www.nts.org.uk IV11 8XA

to Ullapool to stop for a walk and a picnic. There are lots of waymarked walks with seating at viewpoints overlooking the falls, and a bridge crossing the gorge near the falls. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

28 Inverness Museum & Art Gallery l Discover how the Highlands are linked with the rest of the world. Experience Highland art and crafts or just have a cup of tea.

29 Inverness Leisure l The largest sports and leisure facility in the

Highlands of Scotland offering great deals and activities for the family all year round. Tel: 01463 667500. Twitter - @inverleisure www.invernessleisure.co.uk IV3 5SS

25 Black Isle Wildlife Park l Meet friendly animals. Delightful waterfowl

collection, lemurs, meerkats and zebra. Chicks hatching weekly. Picnic area. Tea room and shop. Drumsmittal, just 5 minutes from Inverness across Kessock Bridge. Open 10am-6pm. Tel: 01463 731656.

30 Brodie Countryfare l A wonderful day out for all the family. Enjoy

top Womenswear, Menswear, Gifts & Interiors, Scottish Gifts, Toys, Foodhall & Deli and newly built Family Restaurant. Open Mon - Sun 9.30am - 5.30pm (5pm winter). IV36 2TD Tel: 01309 641555. www.brodiecountryfare.com

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Maps by Ashworth Maps and Interpretation Ltd. Photo Credits: David Hayes; Dorothy Carse; National Trust for Scotland. Published by Landmark Press, Station Road, Carrbridge, Inverness-shire PH23 3AP E: sales@landmark-press.com T: 01479 841900 F: 01479 841750 All editorial, maps and covers are printed on paper from sustainable managed forests. Every effort is made to ensure that the information in this publication is accurate. However, we do not accept liability if information is incorrect. Please double check details with attractions/event organisers before visiting.

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ATTADALE GARDENS Strathcarron, Wester Ross IV54 8YX www.attadalegardens.com Tel: 01520 722603 Attadale is on the A890 between Strathcarron and S. Strome


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welcome to the LOCHCARRON WEAVERS shop Situated on the banks of picturesque Loch Carron in Wester Ross, Lochcarron Weavers has to boast one of the most scenic locations for a shop! And when you step inside our quintessentially Scottish store you will find a wonderful range of tartans, luxury knitwear, kilts, tweed clothing all complemented beautifully with just the right accessories. You can buy these top quality Scottish products in the finest natural fibres including cashmere, lamora, mohair and lambswool. We look forward to welcoming you here in Lochcarron very soon.

HIGHLAND WEAR tailor made If you are looking to buy Highland Wear then look no further, Lochcarron of Scotland produce the finest quality premium heavy weight kilts and highland wear on the market. And you will be in very good company as we have kilted numerous celebrities and VIP’s over the years as well as manufactured tartan for clans and societies and the world’s top fashion houses. As the world’s leading manufacturer of tartan we have over 700 authentic Scottish tartans available to you, all woven at our Selkirk mill. From this extensive portfolio of fabrics we can offer everything from bespoke handmade kilts and highland dress, through to made to measure tailored skirts, trews and a full range of accessories including tartan ties, jackets, sporrans, belts, buckles, socks, flashes, crested cufflinks and sgian dubh’s. For all enquires please contact our Shop Manager, Joy Moran who will be happy to help you. Email: joy@lochcarron.com

Lochcarron Weavers Shop Mid Strome Lochcarron IV54 8YH Telephone: 01520 722212 lochcarronweavers@lochcarron.com www.lochcarronweavers.co.uk Shops also at Braemar, Edinburgh and Selkirk

OPENING HOURS Easter till end of October 9am – 5pm, Monday to Saturday

WINTER HOURS November till Easter 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday (Saturday by appointment)

HOW TO GET HERE: 65 miles from Inverness on the A9, A832 to Garve, A890 to Lochcarron. The shop is situated on the banks of the Loch Carron in Wester Ross, find us by heading 2 miles west out of the village of Lochcarron towards Strome.

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Culloden

Tel 01463 796090

IV2 5EU (on B9006, 5m east of Inverness)

Inverewe

Tel 01445 781229

© Adrian Hollister

IV22 2LG (on A832, by Poolewe, 6m north-east of Gairloch)

Visit the battle site of the fateful day in April 1746, when the Jacobite army was crushed by government forces. Visitors can experience and understand much more about the events leading up to, during and after the battle. Listen to genuine accounts from characters who were involved in the Battle of Culloden, relive the true horror of the battle in the 360° immersive film, take a battlefield tour, and watch the daily Living History presentations which bring the battle to life. • Restaurant • Shop • Events

A riot of colour and scent, Inverewe brings together exotic plants from around the world amid the rugged landscape of Wester Ross. Lose yourself in the lush setting and discover rare Wollemi pines, Himalayan blue poppies, daisy bushes from New Zealand, Tasmanian eucalypts, and rhododendrons from China, Nepal and India. New for summer 2016: Inverewe House, never before open to visitors, invites you to discover the stories of the father and daughter who pioneered Inverewe and the challenges of gardening on the edge. • Restaurant • Shop • Picnic area • Plant sales • Events

Hugh Miller’s Birthplace Cottage & Museum

Tel 01381 600245

IV11 8XA (22m north-east of Inverness)

Torridon

Tel 01445 791221

IV22 2EZ (A896, 10m south-west of Kinlochewe)

Hugh Miller rose from humble beginnings as a journeyman stonemason to international acclaim as a geologist, editor, writer and folk historian. He also won fame as an evangelical church reformer. The museum presents his life and work, while the thatched birthplace cottage was the home of his ancestors and his formative early years. Beautiful small gardens lie behind both buildings.

Some of Scotland’s finest mountain scenery is found in this 6,475 hectare estate, which attracts climbers, geologists and naturalists from all over the world. Visitors can enjoy the Countryside Centre which has an audiovisual presentation, Deer Museum and, nearby, herds of red deer and Highland cattle.

• Shop • Refreshments • Plant sales • Picnic area

• Shop

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Culloden

Tel 01463 796090

IV2 5EU (on B9006, 5m east of Inverness)

Inverewe

Tel 01445 781229

© Adrian Hollister

IV22 2LG (on A832, by Poolewe, 6m north-east of Gairloch)

Visit the battle site of the fateful day in April 1746, when the Jacobite army was crushed by government forces. Visitors can experience and understand much more about the events leading up to, during and after the battle. Listen to genuine accounts from characters who were involved in the Battle of Culloden, relive the true horror of the battle in the 360° immersive film, take a battlefield tour, and watch the daily Living History presentations which bring the battle to life. • Restaurant • Shop • Events

A riot of colour and scent, Inverewe brings together exotic plants from around the world amid the rugged landscape of Wester Ross. Lose yourself in the lush setting and discover rare Wollemi pines, Himalayan blue poppies, daisy bushes from New Zealand, Tasmanian eucalypts, and rhododendrons from China, Nepal and India. New for summer 2016: Inverewe House, never before open to visitors, invites you to discover the stories of the father and daughter who pioneered Inverewe and the challenges of gardening on the edge. • Restaurant • Shop • Picnic area • Plant sales • Events

Hugh Miller’s Birthplace Cottage & Museum

Tel 01381 600245

IV11 8XA (22m north-east of Inverness)

Torridon

Tel 01445 791221

IV22 2EZ (A896, 10m south-west of Kinlochewe)

Hugh Miller rose from humble beginnings as a journeyman stonemason to international acclaim as a geologist, editor, writer and folk historian. He also won fame as an evangelical church reformer. The museum presents his life and work, while the thatched birthplace cottage was the home of his ancestors and his formative early years. Beautiful small gardens lie behind both buildings.

Some of Scotland’s finest mountain scenery is found in this 6,475 hectare estate, which attracts climbers, geologists and naturalists from all over the world. Visitors can enjoy the Countryside Centre which has an audiovisual presentation, Deer Museum and, nearby, herds of red deer and Highland cattle.

• Shop • Refreshments • Plant sales • Picnic area

• Shop

FOLLOW US:

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For opening hours and admission prices visit www.nts.org.uk The National Trust for Scotland for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty is a charity registered in Scotland, Charity Number SC 007410


THE + In our modern purpose-built Perfume Studio we design and make an original range of perfumes, fragrances, skin crèmes, toiletries and soaps. Our bright and airy licensed Aroma Café has spectacular panoramic views across Loch Ewe, from the Torridon mountains to the Outer Hebrides. We serve a distinctive range of speciality aromatic coffees and teas, a delicious selection of hot and cold food, and home-made cakes and ice creams. Take your time ‘training your nose’ with our large range of single fragrances, try out our unique perfumes, or simply indulge your senses smelling our soaps, made with the finest essential oils. Design and style are the overriding themes of our beautiful gift shop. As well as our fragrance products, hand-crafted here on the shores of Loch Ewe, we have a range of quality gifts. These include jewellery, clothing, accessories, children’s items and cards. We also offer a selection of local products such as unique wood carvings, photographs, pastel drawings, books on the area and locally written novels. We are located just one and a half hour’s drive from Inverness through breathtaking scenery, and only a few miles from the world famous Inverewe Garden.

The local area offers an extensive range of activities, details of which are available at the café. The Perfume Studio, Mellon Charles, Ross-shire IV22 2JL TEL: +44 (0)1445 731618 WEB: http://www.perfume-studio.com Open daily except Mondays from Easter School Holidays until 31st October (please call or email to check details).


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The Image Studio is an ideal base for landscape photography. Just look out of the Aroma Café window and you’ll see what we mean. During the summer our professional photographer offers photographic experiences suitable for anyone exploring this area. These range from short in-house clinics, to full-day photographic excursions, in which we’ll use our extensive local knowledge to take you to some of the most beautiful locations in the Highlands and then edit and print one of your images as a record of the day.

Outside of the summer season, when the light is at its most dramatic, the Image Studio and Aroma Café become the venue for 3-7 day workshops led by some of the top landscape photographers in the UK. All the photographic experiences at The Image Studio are designed to give you clear outcomes under expert guidance, be it a print of one of your images, a digital presentation, a boxed portfolio of your prints, or a book of your work that you hand-bind yourself.

For more information please come and see us. The Image Studio at The Perfume Studio, Mellon Charles, Ross-shire IV22 2JL TEL: 01445 731618

Open daily except Mondays from Easter School Holidays until 31st October (please call or email to check details).


You are to chocolate what Einstein is to physics Cocoa Mountain. Award-winning Chocolatier and Cafe Balnakeil, Durness, IV27 4PT

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I read intently about this fabled place where they serve The Best Hot Chocolate in the country and thought “aye right dream on� But when completing the North Coast 500 I thought I would give it a try. Well ladies and gentlemen I can confirm the Utopia of chocolate is live and well and in Balankeil! Cocoa Mountain. Award-winning Chocolatier and Cafe Balnakeil, Durness, IV27 4PT

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Discover The Queen Mother’s Home in Caithness CASTLE, GARDENS, SHOP & TEAROOM WITH ANIMAL CENTRE FOR CHILDREN Open daily 18th May 2016 to 30th September 2016 Closed 25th July through to 9th August inclusive* Castle open 10.20am to last entries 4.00pm Free parking - limited disabled access. *please check website as dates can very

The Castle of Mey is situated on the North coast of Caithness just off the A836 between Thurso and John o’ Groats For further details please telephone 01847 851473 or www.castleofmey.org.uk


A ROYAL HOME When the Queen Mother first saw it, the Castle of Mey was in a poor state of repair. Recently widowed and looking for somewhere to escape from the public eye, she vowed to save the castle from destruction. This she did and in the process, created a much-loved holiday home to which she returned every summer for the rest of her life. The castle today is kept as it was when The Queen Mother was in residence and, with the help of the knowledgeable guides, the visitor gains an irresistible picture of her personality, her interests and her love of life.

The Lost Garden Lovingly Restored

The Visitor Centre

The walled garden was dear to The Queen Mother’s heart and represents a real triumph over the neglect of time and the onslaught of the elements.

The Animal Centre

In the visitor centre you will find our unique shop with many Scottish products also Royal Collection china, a range of Mey Selections and scarves made from The Queen Mother’s own check or the Castle of Mey tweed.The tearoom has stunning views to Orkney on a fine day and serves fresh local produce, cream teas and home baking.

The Animal Centre is only a short walk from the Castle where there are several different breeds of sheep and lambs, a rabbit, a variety of poultry, Daisy the wooden cow who can be milked, Alice the donkey, two goats Libby and Beebe and two pigs. It can be a fascinating experience especially for children.

The shop and tearoom are open from 1000 hours to 1700 hours; entrance is free and there is easy wheelchair access. Most major credit cards are accepted.

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Orkney by catamaran

Our purpose-built car and passenger ferry offers two comfortable lounges on the ship and an outside upper deck, which offers superb views. When you’ve taken in the sights, you can relax inside and enjoy hot and cold drinks and snacks from the on-board cafeteria. There is a wheelchair lift enabling disabled passengers to gain access from the car deck to the lounges. The journey by car from Inverness to Gills Bay is around 2 ½ to 3 hours, depending on conditions. Please allow plenty of time for the journey and check in at least 30 minutes before departure. The terminal at Gills Bay has a cafe serving a varied menu of hot and cold snacks and drinks as well as toilet facilities and information about places to visit during your stay in Orkney. Facilities for charging electric vehicles are provided at the ferry terminal.

The Italian Chapel Puffins can be seen from the boat

Departing from Gills Bay, you will arrive in Orkney through Scapa Flow at the conservation village of St Margaret’s Hope. From here sites such as the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, Skara brae and St. Magnus Cathedral are within easy reach across causeways known as the ‘Churchill Barriers’, built primarily as naval defences in the 1940s they now form part of the main road network to the Orkney Mainland.

Purpose-built car and passenger ferry sailing daily from the north coast of Scotland to Orkney. See over for timetable, tariff and how to book

ORKNEY West Mainland

Enjoy the views from the upper deck

Pentland Ferries’ sailings throughout the day mean that you can make your crossing to Orkney at a time that suits you, be that for a day trip or a longer stay.

Gills Bay terminal & cafe

The Orkney islands lie just an hour’s journey across the Pentland Firth from Gills Bay, near John O’Groats. With world-class archaeology, thriving local arts, crafts and music, and a rich diversity of wildlife, Orkney has a lot to offer the visitor.

St Magnus Cathedral

The heart of Neolithic Orkney

the fast way across the Pentland Firth

Stromness

Kirkwall Houton Scapa Flow

Gills Bay

St Margaret’s Hope John O’Groats


TEL FREEFONE

0800 688 8998 or BOOK ONLINE at

www.pentlandferries.co.uk Timetable

Times of departure - 01/04/16 to 30/06/16

Depart from

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat*

Sun

St Margaret’s Hope

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

Gills Bay

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

St Margaret’s Hope

11.50

11.50

11.50

11.50

11.50

11.50

Tariff for single travel Prices from 01/04/16 to 31/03/17 Adult

£16

11.50

Children (up to 5yrs old)

Free

Children (5 - 15yrs inclusive)

£8

Dogs (must stay in the vehicle)

Free

Cycle

Free

Car (not including driver)

£38

Motorcycle (not including driver)

£16

Gills Bay

13.30

13.30

13.30

13.30

13.30

13.30

13.30

St Margaret’s Hope

16.50

16.50

16.50

16.50

16.50

16.50

16.50

Gills Bay

18.30

18.30

18.30

18.30

18.30

18.30

18.30

*Note: During May and June the Saturday sailings will change to the following times: Depart St Margaret’s Hope: 07.45, 11.15, 14.45, 18.00 Depart Gills Bay 09.30, 13.00, 16.30, 19.30.

Times of departure - 01/07/16 to 31/08/16

Motorhome / Caravan (up to 5m) £38

Depart from

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

St Margaret’s Hope

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

Gills Bay

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

St Margaret’s Hope

11.15

11.15

11.15

11.15

11.15

11.15

11.15

Gills Bay

13.00

13.00

13.00

13.00

13.00

13.00

13.00

St Margaret’s Hope

14.45

No sailing

14.45

14.45

14.45

No sailing

Gills Bay

16.30

No sailing

16.30

16.30

16.30

No sailing

St Margaret’s Hope

18.00

18.00

18.00

18.00

18.00

18.00

18.00

BOOKINGS

Gills Bay

19.30

19.30

19.30

19.30

19.30

19.30

19.30

Bookings can be made by calling 0800 688 8998 or online at www.pentlandferries.co.uk

Times of departure - 01/09/16 to 31/03/17

Depart from

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

St Margaret’s Hope

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

Gills Bay

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

St Margaret’s Hope

11.50

11.50

11.50

11.50

11.50

11.50

11.50

Gills Bay

13.30

13.30

13.30

13.30

13.30

13.30

13.30

St Margaret’s Hope

16.50

16.50

16.50

16.50

16.50

16.50

16.50

Gills Bay

18.30

18.30

18.30

18.30

18.30

18.30

18.30

Details are correct at time of printing. Sailing times and fares vary from time-to-time. Please check for the latest information when making your booking or by visiting www.pentlandferries.co.uk. All passengers are asked to be at the ferry terminal at least 30 minutes before departure time.** The crossing takes approximately 1 hour. The only days we do not sail (weather permitting) are Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Pentland Ferries’ timetable to and from Orkney fits in with most of the outer island ferries allowing passengers to travel to their final destination without the need for an overnight stay in between.

** Check-in closes 15 min before departure time, if you arrive later than this you risk missing your sailing.

PENTLAND FERRIES Pier Road, St Margaret’s Hope, Orkney KW17 2SW email: sales@pentlandferries.co.uk

Motorhome / Caravan (5 to 6m)

£54

Motorhome / Caravan (6 to 8m)

£75

Motorhome / Caravan (8 to 10m) £108 Bike racks

£5

Details are correct at time of printing. Sailing times and fares vary from time-to-time. Please check for the latest information when making your booking or by visiting www.pentlandferries.co.uk. Please note: All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Disabled Access Lift Please provide 48 hours notice if you wish to use the disabled access lift. Dangerous Goods Please provide 24 hours notice prior to sailing of any dangerous goods being transported e.g. diving cylinders and chemicals. Dangerous Goods form can be found on the FAQ section of the website. Please phone for prices for large or commercial vehicles.


WELCOME TO THE

D I S T I L L E RY E X P E R I E N C E


By the tranquil shores of the Dornoch Firth, amidst the golden barley fields of Ross-shire, lies the Glenmorangie Distillery. Here you will find a warm Highland welcome from the legendary Men of Tain, the skilled craftsmen who ensure that Glenmorangie is made in the same unhurried and uncompromising way it has always been through its long and distinguished history.

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Perth

THE TOURS

We offer a range of tours with unparalleled access to the Distillery and its warehouses. With the help of our expert guides you will experience all stages of the whisky making process from mashing and fermenting to distilling and maturation. Within our Still House (we call it our Highland Cathedral) stand the tallest stills in Scotland, their long copper necks are the same height as a fully grown giraffe! As a result only the lightest and purest vapours make it to the top, giving a smoother, more elegant whisky. On your visit to our traditional earth floored warehouses we will explain why Glenmorangie has for many years led the industry in the pioneering use of only the finest casks in which to mature our whisky.

THE ORIGINAL TOUR

Glasgow Edinburgh

The Glenmorangie Distillery Tain, Ross-shire IV19 1PZ, Scotland. On the A9, 45 minutes from Inverness, 1 mile north of Tain.

You will be guided around the distillery, learning about our flagship whisky, Glenmorangie Original, which is matured exclusively in the finest first and second fill white oak ex-bourbon casks for a minimum of ten years creating a smoother, rounder whisky.

For more information call 01862 892477 email: tain-shop@glenmorangie.co.uk or visit www.glenmorangie.com

Throughout our Original Tour we will share with you the steps we take in the pursuit of perfection and in creating our whisky. And of course no tour would be complete without tasting a dram of this award winning whisky!

Pre-booking is recommended and essential for some of the tours or large groups.

THE SIGNET TOUR

Complement your Distillery Tour with a visit to our Signet Room where you can sample Glenmorangie Original and Glenmorangie Signet which is one of our rarest expressions and undoubtedly the richest whisky in our range. A complex vatting of our oldest whisky stocks combined with whiskies matured in the world’s most expensive designer casks we bring alive Glenmorangie Signet’s rich dark layers of flavour with a very unusual and alluring sonic tasting experience.

The Glenmorangie Distillery is a working distillery. For a few weeks a year we undergo essential maintenance when tours may be restricted. Closed for the 2 week period over Christmas & New Year. The information in this brochure is valid throughout 2016.

THE HERITAGE TOUR

A very special experience which adds a pilgrimage to the Tarlogie Springs, Glenmorangie’s own water source and most prized asset to your Distillery Tour. On this tour you will also visit the extraordinary Hilton of Cadboll Stone. A hand carved recreation of one of Scotland’s most revered Pictish treasures that, with its intricate design, has become the inspirational symbol of our brand. You are then invited to join us at Glenmorangie House, our exclusive Highland home, where we will serve you lunch and the opportunity to taste Glenmorangie Original, followed by an expression from our Extra Matured Range, finishing off with the prestigious Glenmorangie 18 Year Old. At the end of this memorable tour you will leave with a special memento of your visit. Tour The Original Tour

The Signet Tour

The Heritage Tour

Price £7

£30

£120

Season

Times

Peak

Half hourly, 10am - 4pm, 7 days a week

Mid

Hourly, 10am - 3pm (Closed on Sundays)

Low Peak

By Appointment, 10am or 2pm, Monday - Friday 10.15am & 2.15pm, 7 days a week

Mid

By Appointment, 11.15am, Monday - Friday

Low

By Appointment

Peak

By Appointment, 10.45am - 2.15pm, Wednesday or Friday

Mid

By Appointment, 10.45am - 2.15pm, Wednesday or Friday

Low

Not available

Peak Season: June/July/August | Mid Season: April/May & Sept/Oct | Low Season: Jan/Feb/Mar & Nov/Dec

The Glenmorangie Company advocates responsible drinking. Please savour our whiskies in moderation.


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Bruce’s Stone, Loch Trool Stunning historic views

Forest Parks

To find a great day out near you, visit:

www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

Start your visit at one of our Forest Park Visitor Centres

A Glenmore Forest Park B Tay Forest Park C Argyll Forest Park D Queen Elizabeth Forest Park E Tweed Valley Forest Park F Galloway Forest Park

Produced by: Design & Interpretation Services, Forestry Commission Scotland, Edinburgh Photographs: Forestry Commission Picture Library & Chris Watt D&IS - 90K - Ric - Oct. 2015


Wildlife

Call in and see us on your way north. You’ll find us 5 minutes from Inverness off the A9. Just cross the Kessock Bridge, follow the A9 for 2 miles and take the first right (signed “Black Isle Attractions”). Follow the road for a further 2 miles and turn right. Black Isle Wildlife Park is 1 mile further on the right.

HOW TO GET HERE!

Black Isle Wildlife Park Drumsmittal, North Kessock Ross-shire IV1 3XF Tel: 01463 731656 www.blackislewildlifepark.co.uk

Special Provisions We are open March to October 10am- 6pm 7days Concession for all children and senior citizens CHILDREN UNDER 3 GO FREE Family tickets available Facilities for coach parties - please ring in advance. Visitors are welcome during the winter months but please understand facilities will be reduced. If in doubt please ring.

Drumsmittal • North Kessock • Ross-shire www.blackislewildlifepark.co.uk


DUCKS GEESE SWANS

PONDS

DISABLED TOILET

ALPACA

5000 YEAR OLD BURIAL CAIRN

DEER PARK

PIGS

COME AND FEED THE FRIENDLY DUCKS, GEESE AND SWANS ON THE MANY PONDS

MAKE CONTACT WITH OUR FRIENDLY GOATS AND STROKE THE CUDDLY RABBITS. SEE THE KUNE KUNE PIGS AND RARE SHEEP. A RESTAURANT AND GIFT SHOP ARE AVAILABLE OR YOU CAN ENJOY A PICNIC IN THE PLAY AREA. TRY OUT THE DEATHSLIDE!

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PLAY AREA PICNIC AREA PICNIC & PLAY AREA

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Most grassy walkways are suitable for buggies and wheelchairs

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RESTAURANT ENTRANCE GIFT SHOP AVIARIES OWLS CAR PARK WAY IN

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High Life Highland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC407011 and is a registered Scottish charity No. SC042593

www.highlifehighland.com

Castle Wynd, Inverness IV2 3EB Tel: 01463 237114 Tel: 01463 256444

Bught Road, Inverness IV3 5SS

November to March Tuesday to Friday 12:00 to 16:00 Saturday 11.00 to 16.00

OPENING HOURS April to October Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 to 17:00

Family History Centre Monday to Friday 10:00 to 17:00 Wednesday until 19:30

OPENING HOURS Archive Search Room Monday to Thursday 10:00 to 17:00 Wednesday until 19:30

OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND DAILY FROM 10AM Bught Lane, Inverness IV3 5SS Tel: 01463 713553

Experience the art, history and heritage of the Highlands through exhibitions, displays, and hands on activities suitable for all ages. Enjoy temporary exhibitions of contemporary art and the best of Highland craft... round of your visit with a bowl of soup, tasty baking and a refreshing cup of tea or coffee.

If your interest is local history, you will find something of interest in the archives which go back in time to the fourteenth century. If your interest is family history, you will have the opportunity of spending time yourself researching your ancestors or you can arrange a consultation with a member of staff who is a specialist in genealogy.

Step into the exotic Tropical House, with its water features, Koi carp, rainforest flowers and carnivorous plants; feel the hot, dry air of the Cactus House, where hundreds of species thrive. Outside, wander amongst the richly planted display beds and explore the alpine rockery, wild flower and country gardens…complete the experience at Cobbs Tea Shop, for speciality teas and coffees, soup, sandwiches – and cakes to die for!

Inverness Museum & Art Gallery Taigh-tasgaidh Inbhir Nis & Gailearaidh Ealain

Highland Archive Centre Tasglann na Gàidhealtachd

Inverness Botanic Gardens Lios Luibheach Inbhir Nis

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Kingussie Road, Newtonmore SAT NAV: PH20 1AY Tel: 01540 673551 OPENING HOURS UAIREAN FOSGLAIDH Open every day FREE entry Easter to August September and October

GROUP BOOKINGS: Advance booking recommended FACILITIES AND SERVICES: Car Park, Shops, Café, Play Areas, Toilets. Dogs: only guide dogs allowed on site (There is a dog enclosure at reception with a shelter and water provided)

The Folk Museum covers 80 acres of living history, with over 25 buildings interpreting Highland life from the 1700s. Discover how Highland people lived, worked and dressed, how they produced food and how they built their homes.

High Life Highland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC407011 and is a registered Scottish charity No. SC042593

Highland Folk Museum Taigh-tasgaidh Sluagh na Gaidhealtachd

Where outdoor history comes alive

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The largest sport, leisure and recreation facility in the Highlands of Scotland offering something for the whole family

More than just a wet-weather alternative during your break!

Bite Bistro has an extensive menu and offers some great food choices throughout the day to suit the whole family. Using locally produced, ethical and fairtrade products, our chefs and the Bite Bistro team will be creating some really delicious menu options that you simply will not want to miss!


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DISCOVER...... THE PERFECT DAY OUT AT BRODIE COUNTRYFARE One Of Scotland's Top Independent Department Stores Ladies Fashion & Occasionwear • Menswear • Leisurewear Gifts & Interiors • Traditional Scottish Foodhall • Delicatessen Family Restaurant • Scottish Gifts • Toys & Games • Stationery • Accessories

Shop online at www.brodiecountryfare.com


Family Restaurant The brand new family restaurant provides the ideal opportunity for a speciality coffee or a meal with family or friends. Every dish is freshly prepared on the premises using only the finest ingredients from the rich natural larder of the North East of Scotland.

“A recommended, relaxing day out to spend with family and friends� Open 7 Days All Year 9.30am to 5.30pm (5pm winter)

Foodhall and Delicatessen Brodie Countryfare has built its reputation on quality, a theme which extends to everything. The Delicatessen tempts every taste. The aroma of freshly ground coffee and freshly squeezed oranges fills the air. Meats, cheeses, hand made chocolates, honey and a huge range of dried fruits are in abundance. The Foodhall stocks the best selection of all Scottish and Speyside products and delicacies from around the world.

Brodie Countryfare Brodie, By Forres, Morayshire Scotland 1V36 2TD Telephone 01309 641555 Facsimile 01309 641499 Email: enquiries@brodiecountryfare.com Shop online at www.brodiecountryfare.com

A Magical Toy Town A magical Toy Town of specially selected toys and games for children of all ages from babies to teens. Games, books, kites, wooden toys and exciting activity packs. With our regular toy promotions and events, there is fun and games all year round!

Menswear The Menswear department offers the latest in fashionable casual wear for men, including a wide selection of shirts, casual trousers and sweatshirts for you to create an individual look. Cutting edge brands include Gant, McGregor and Tommy Hilfiger. Menswear also stocks a selected range of performance outdoor jackets and accessories.

Traditional and Innovative The Gifts department combines traditional Scottish gifts with an exclusive collection of contemporary and design led gifts. The gift department provides kitchenware and accessories, bathroom and candle shop, luxury cushions and throws and an exciting collection of exclusive furniture as well as hundreds of gift ideas. There is certainly something for everyone and you will find the service second to none.

Style The contemporary womenswear department has one of the largest collections of ladies fashion in the North including some of the leading labels in ladies fashion. From casualwear to eveningwear, coats to shoes, knitwear or accessories you will be spoilt for choice.


More Great Things to See and Do Pony Trekking Come and enjoy pony trekking on the beautiful Red Point beaches with breath-taking scenery all round.

For further enquires: 07769 838528 or ponytrekking@hotmail.co.uk www.gairlochtrekkingcentre.co.uk

Croft 3 Red Point, Gairloch, IV21 2AX

NORTH COAST LEISURE CENTRE Swimming pool, spa and sauna with fully equipped fitness suite. PLUS - internet access, laundry facilities, private shower, healthy snacks, hot drinks Munro Place, Bettyhill Tel: 01641 521400 nclc@bettyhill.org


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Great Places to Eat and Drink


Great Places to Eat and Drink Crannag Bistro Award winning restaurant in the pretty Kyleside village of Bonar Bridge. Tues to Sat from 6pm. Booking always recommended Teatime Takeaway – freshly baked pizzas, homemade burgers and Caledonian Curries! 01863 766766 Bonar Bridge,Sutherland IV24 3EB 01863 766111

www.crannag.com

Welcome to Indian Ocean… Tempted by an unrivaLled range of authentic & imaginative traditional Indian foods, our food is cooked to the highest standards only using the best quality & freshest ingredients. Our approach to healthy cooking is that we try to minimise additives in our dishes. We never forget that without our customers, many of whom have become friends, none of this success would be possible. So enjoy your meal & have a memorable experience. Starters Ocean Special Mixed Platter – For 1 oR more to share - Chicken tikka, Chicken pakora, Veg samosa, Tuna kebab

Oceans Special Veg Platter - Paneer tikka, Pakora, Samosa, Onion bhaji Slay The Dragon - A Mysore delicacy. Pineapple flavoured honey glazed chicken cooked over charcoal in the Tandoori oven.

Shahi Chat Puri - (Chicken or Lamb or Prawn) Marinated spicy little pieces of chicken/lamb/prawn serve on fried bread Also Vegetable Samosa, Pakora, Onion Bhaji.

Main Dishes Biryanis, House Specialities, Tandoori Cuisine, Seafood Specialities Tiger By The River - Succulent whole Bengal king prawns cooked in pan with a variety of spices in a medium thick sauce with aromatic flavour

Indian Ocean Special - Scottish tender lamb or chicken grilled in tandoori and then cooked with cashew nuts, mixed pepper, ginger, coriander and chef special sauces. Tandoori Mixed Grill – Vegetarian or non vegetarian Palak Paneer - Homemade soft cheese & fresh spinach cooked with traditional spices Various flavours of Rice, Breads and many accompaniments to your meal. Our menu caters for vegetarians, non vegetarians and special dietry requirements.

Telephone: 01463 237755/241495 to reserve your table or for a delivery Email: info@indianoceaninverness.co.uk www.indianoceaninverness.co.uk Find us at 64 Academy Street, Inverness IV1 1LP


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Things to See and Do in the Rest of Scotland Each of the attractions listed below has a grid reference which relates to the map opposite (e.g. R20). The attractions are

ordered clockwise within each area. Leaflets for many of the attractions follow. (NTS) National Trust for Scotland (FCS) Forestry Commission Scotland

Inverness, Northern Highlands, Orkney and Shetland H11 Torridon (NTS) n Superb mountain scenery. Countryside Centre open April to Sept. Tel: 01445 791221. www.nts.org.uk IV22 2EZ

H12 Lochcarron Weavers Shop n Traditional Scottish Clothing, Knitwear,

Q5 The Castle & Gardens of Mey n The Queen Mother’s home in Caithness. Castle

and gardens open. Also animal centre, gift shop, tearoom and viewing tower. Tel: 01847 851473. www.castleofmey.org.uk KW14 8XH

Accessories, Tartans, Tweeds and made to measure kilts. April - End October Mon - Sat 9am-5pm. Winter - Mon - Fri 10am-4pm, Sat by appointment. Tel: 01520 722212. lochcarronweavers@lochcarron.com IV54 8YH

collection, lemurs, meerkats and zebra. Chicks hatching weekly. Picnic area. Tea room and shop. Drumsmittal, just 5 minutes from Inverness across Kessock Bridge. Open 10am-6pm. Tel: 01463 731656.

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Fascinating day tours of the Orkney Islands leave John O’Groats and Inverness every summer morning. See Skara Brae, Scapa Flow, the Standing Stones and much more! Tel: 01955 611353. Book online at www.jogferry.co.uk

P7 Lhaiday Caithness Croft, Dunbeath n N9 Dunrobin Castle and Gardens n Wonderful displays of paintings, tapestries,

n The Highland’s only working perfumery, coffee H10 The Perfume Studio

shop with home-made food and stunning views, gift shop and landscape photography studios. Easter to end Oct - closed Mondays. IV22 2JL Tel: 01445 731618. www.perfume-studio.com

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Birthplace, in 1802, of Hugh Miller, stonemason, eminent geologist, editor and writer. Discover giant fossils and hunt for mystery objects. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01381 600245. www.nts.org.uk IV11 8XA

M12 Black Isle Wildlife Park n Meet friendly animals. Delightful waterfowl

H10 Inverewe Garden (NTS) n Oasis of the North with exotic plants and trees from around the globe. New for 2016: Explore Inverewe House. Garden open all year. Visitor centre and restaurant open Apr to Oct. Tel: 01445 712952. www.nts.org.uk IV22 2LG

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furniture, silver and ceremonial robes. Magnificent formal gardens. Pictish Stones, Gift Shop, Tea Room, Falconry displays (ring for details). Tel: 01408 633177. Email: info@dunrobincastle.co.uk www.dunrobincastle.co.uk

J13 Glen Affric (FCS) n Glen Affric has been described as ‘the most

beautiful glen in Scotland’. It contains one of the largest ancient Caledonian pinewoods in Scotland as well as lochs, moorland and mountains. A special place to spend a day exploring. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

L14 Cruise Loch Ness n Explore the world famous Loch Ness. Daily

departures from Fort Augustus with a variety of tours from 1 hour cruises to 90 min exhilarating fast RIB trips, we have something for every age and budget. Sat Nav: PH32 4BD Tel: 01320 366277. www.cruiselochness.com

K6 Smoo Cave, Durness n M6 Strathnaver Museum, Bettyhill n Q3 Skara Brae Prehistoric Village n K11 Rogie Falls (FCS) n Step back 5000 years and explore one of Europe’s Rogie Falls is a beautiful spot off the main road best-preserved historic settlements. See stone furniture, jewellery, tools and unexplained ritual objects left behind by Neolithic villagers. www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/places

to Ullapool to stop for a walk and a picnic. There are lots of waymarked walks with seating at viewpoints overlooking the falls, and a bridge crossing the gorge near the falls. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

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L13 Fiddler’s Highland Restaurant n Multi-award Winning Whisky Bar with over 600 Malt Whiskies, Loch Ness Brewery Beer and Scottish Craft Spirits. Good Highland Food, served by friendly staff. Fiddler’s - a great part of your visit to Loch Ness. Tel. 01456 450678. www.fiddledrum.co.uk IV63 6TX

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L13 The Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition M12 Dolphin Spirit Inverness M12 Culloden (NTS) n n n Experience the World Famous Exhibition, a 5 Star Experience the wildlife of the beautiful Moray Firth, Experience the Battle of Culloden at this (VisitScotland) Attraction. Browse the Whisky, Nessie, Cashmere and Kiltmaker Shops. Ancestral Names. Loch Cruises, Cobbs Cafe and Restaurant. Tel: 01456 450 573. www.lochness.com IV63 6XP

L13 Highland Riding Centre n BHS approved. Family fun for all ages and abilities. Ride in the hills overlooking the sweep and mystery of Loch Ness! Splash through the bay! Children’s lead rides. Borlum, Drumnadrochit, Inverness IV63 6XN. Tel: 01456 450220. www.borlum.com

L13 Urquhart Castle n Explore the dramatic ruins of this great fortress.

Enjoy the panoramic views across the brooding Loch Ness, see fascinating artefacts and discover the turbulent history of this iconic stronghold. www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/places

home to bottlenose dolphins, aboard the spacious Dolphin Spirit Boat. Tel: 0754 480 0620 www.dolphinspirit.co.uk IV1 1FF

interactive Visitor Centre. Tour the battlefield. Shop and restaurant. Open Feb to Dec. Tel: 01463 796090. www.nts.org.uk IV2 5EU

N11 Culbin (FCS) M12 Frankie & Lola’s n n Climb Hill 99, Culbin’s highest sand dune at While the kids rumble in the jungle with us in our Safari-themed softplay, parents can enjoy great coffee, homebaking and delicious food from our bistro. Tel: 01463 262362. IV2 6BZ. www.frankieandlolas.co.uk

M12 Eden Court n Each year Eden Court Theatre and Cinema

presents a programme of over 400 live theatre performances, 2000 cinema screenings and also offers the largest conference facilities in the area. Box Office: 01463 234234. IV3 5SA www.eden-court.co.uk

99 feet. Here, a state-of-the-art viewpoint will take you high into the treetop canopy. This trail has been designed as accessible for walkers of all ages and for wheelchair users. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

N13 Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre n Situated on the A9 between Inverness & Aviemore. For opening times, tours, taste, DVD viewing. Tel: 01463 248144. Email: visitors@tomatin.com IV13 7YT

M12 n Q21 n M21 Highland Experience Tours n N12 Cawdor Castle & Gardens n We specialise in friendly groups/unique routes that Highland home of the Thanes of Cawdor for over offer the perfect way to explore and discover the glorious scenery, fascinating history and wonderful heritage of Scotland. www.highlandexperience.com Inverness IV1 1HG Tel: 01463 719222. Edinburgh EH1 1RE Tel: 0131 226 1414. Glasgow G1 1QX Tel: 0141 221 3737.

600 years. Fine paintings, tapestries and furniture. Courtyard café, shops, nature trails, events. Open daily 1st May-2nd Oct 10am-5.30pm (last admission 5pm). IV12 5RD Tel: 01667 404401. www.cawdorcastle.com

Looking east towards Nairn

Cairngorms, Aberdeen and Tayside P12 Logie Steading n Contemporary Art, Secondhand Books, Crafts,

Jewellery, Antique Furniture, Gifts, Farm & Garden Shop, Whisky & Wine, Heritage Centre and renowned Olive Tree Café. Logie House Gardens and River Findhorn walks. Tel 01309 611378. www.logie.co.uk

P11 Brodie Countryfare n A wonderful day out for all the family. Enjoy

top Womenswear, Menswear, Gifts & Interiors, Scottish Gifts, Toys, Foodhall & Deli and newly built Family Restaurant. Open Mon - Sun 9.30am - 5.30pm (5pm winter). IV36 2TD Tel: 01309 641555. www.brodiecountryfare.com

P11 Brodie Castle (NTS) n Ancient seat of the Brodies. Fine furniture,

porcelain and collection of paintings. Estate includes gardens, a nature trail and a children’s adventure playground. Open April - Oct. Tel: 01309 641371. www.nts.org.uk IV36 2TE

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Q11 The Glen Moray Distillery n A warm welcome awaits at this friendly and

informal distillery in Elgin. Tours, visitor centre and coffee shop, see our leaflet or visit www.glenmoray.com Tel: 01343 550900.

Q11 n S19 n S24 Johnstons of Elgin Cashmere n Visitor Centre

Experience the world of luxury. Take a mill tour, enjoy our beautiful shops and browse our latest collections before sampling delicious local food in the coffee shop. Open all year. Tel: 01343 554099. IV30 4AF. Tel: 01334 472216, KY16 9JG. Tel: 01450 360549, TD9 8AA. www.johnstonscashmere.com

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Q11 Baxters Highland Village n Visit our speciality foodhall stocked with Baxters

products, and also our gift, whisky and cook-shops, plus museum. Enjoy our famous pancakes in the restaurant. Tel 01343 820666. www.baxters.com

Q11 WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre n See the Moray Firth Bottlenose dolphins wild and

free. Visit our Centre in Spey Bay, interactive exhibition, icehouse tours, binocular hire plus café, shop. Call 01343 820339 for details. IV32 7PJ. www.whales.org/scottishdolphincentre

Q12 Glen Grant Distillery & Gardens n The only Malt Distillery named after its founding

owners. Discover the story behind Single Malt Whisky as it Should Be. Take a leisurely stroll in our beautifully restored Victorian Garden. Tel: 01340 832118/123. www.glengrant.com AB38 7BS

Q12 The Glenlivet Distillery n 5* visitor attraction. Enjoy a FREE standard

distillery tour of the world famous single malt located in Speyside. We also offer specialist tours and tastings. Coffee Shop and Gift Shop. Open 14 Mar to 11 Nov. T: 01340 821720. www.theglenlivet.com

T13 Pitmedden Garden (NTS) n Spectacular garden with thousands of colourful

P15 Mar Lodge Estate (NTS) n Large estate in the heart of the Cairngorms

T14 Forests of Aberdeenshire (FCS) n Explore Aberdeenshire’s unique landscape,

Q13 Tomintoul Gallery n Gallery/studio of batik fine artist Jane Lannagan.

annual bedding plants that make up an elaborate summer spectacle. Museum of Farming Life - great for kids. Open May to Sept. Tel: 01651 842352. www.nts.org.uk AB41 7PD

fascinating forts, follies, ancient standing stones and incredible wildlife. Walk to the top of Scolty Hill and discover the General Burnett Monument or visit Cambus O’ May for fantastic views of Deeside. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

T14 Castle Fraser & Garden (NTS) n One of the most spectacular of the Castles

National Park. Look out for Red Deer, Golden Eagles and other spectacular wildlife. Estate open all year, daily. Tel: 01339 720163. www.nts.org.uk AB35 5YJ

Original work, prints, cards. Also paintings by local artists, ceramics, glassware, metalwork and turned wood. Interesting tasteful gifts. Tel. 01807 580458. www.tomintoulgallery.co.uk AB37 9HA

P13 The Speyside Centre n Family run attraction with Gift Shop, The Wee

Whisky Shop, Whisky Tasting Room, Garden Centre specializing in heather, Exhibition, Antiques, Red Squirrel/ Bird watching area, Play Area & famous Clootie Dumpling Restaurant. Tel: 01479 851359. PH26 3PA

of Mar. Fine furniture, paintings and great hall. Walled garden. Open Apr to Oct. Tel: 01330 833463. www.nts.org.uk AB51 7LD

T14 Drum Castle, Garden & Estate (NTS) n Discover the unique castle, beautiful Garden

of Historic Roses and children’s adventure playground. Currently hosting art from Aberdeen Art Gallery. Open April to Sept (garden until Oct). Tel: 01330 700334. www.nts.org.uk AB31 5EY

Q12 Aberlour Distillery n 5* visitor attraction. Offering bespoke exclusive

RSPB Scotland nature reserves

Offering quiet enjoyment or a great family day out, explore, discover and enjoy some of the wildest and most beautiful areas of the UK with RSPB Scotland. rspb.org.uk T: 0131 3174100.

N13 Landmark Forest Adventure Park n Rollercoaster, watercoaster, Wonder Wood,

whisky tours & tutored tastings for the whisky connoisseur - check leaflet for opening times throughout the year. T: 01340 881249. www.aberlour.com

the ‘Lost Labyrinth’, ‘parachute jump’, 2 aerial rope courses, ‘Bamboozeleum’, climbing wall, Tree Top Trail, shop, restaurant and more. PH23 3AJ Tel: 0800 731 3446. www.landmarkpark.co.uk

R12 Strathisla Distillery n 5* visitor attraction. Discover the craft of whisky

making and the art of blending at this historic distillery, est. 1786. Enjoy great whisky tours and specialist tastings at the Home of the world famous Chivas Regal blended whisky. Gift Shop. Open 14 Mar to 11 Nov (call for winter opening). T: 01542 783044. www.chivas.com

T14 Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate n (NTS)

Impressive 16th century castle with magnificent interiors and painted ceilings. Colourful gardens and estate to explore, cafe and shop. Open all year. Tel: 01330 844525. www.nts.org.uk AB31 5QJ

N14 Macdonald Aviemore Resort n 5 restaurants, bars, fresh baking, Costa coffee. Fully supervised children’s activities, Leisure pool with wave machine and waterslide, 3D cinema, soft play. Luxury brand shopping, championship golf course. Tel: 0844 879 9152. www.MacdonaldHotels.co.uk/Aviemore

T12 Fyvie Castle (NTS) n Superb castle with 5 towers, dating from 13th

century. Fine collection of portraits including works by Batoni, Raeburn, Romney and Gainsborough. Beautiful grounds, a 1903 racquet court, bowling alley. Open Apr to Oct. Tel: 01651 891266. www.nts.org.uk AB53 8JS

N14 Aviemore Quad Bike Treks n Quad treks on off-road tracks and trails. T15 Stonehaven Heated Open Air Pool n Splashy, healthy FUN for kids and adults, whatever the weather! Swim in clean seawater heated to 29˚C. Sheltered sun terraces, on-site café, kiddies’ paddling pool. Open 28 May - 4 Sept 2016. www.stonehavenopenairpool.co.uk or tel 01569 762134 (in season). AB39 2RD

Stunning views of mountain and moorland scenery. Also corporate/group packages, training. Rothiemurchus Tel: 01479 812345. PH22 1QH www.quadtreksaviemore.com

T15 Dunnottar Castle n Visit dramatic and evocative Dunnottar Castle,

T12 Haddo House (NTS) n 6 miles west of Ellon. Designed in 1732 by William Adam. Terrace garden and large country park to explore. Shop and tearoom. Open April to Oct. House: guided tours only (pre-booking necessary). Tel: 01651 851440. www.nts.org.uk AB41 7EQ

S13 Leith Hall Garden & Estate (NTS) n Typical Scottish laird’s residence brimming with

a ruined cliff top fortress that holds many rich secrets of Scotland’s colourful past. Open all year (weather permitting). Tel: 01569 762173. www.dunnottarcastle.co.uk AB39 2TL

N14 Rothiemurchus Q14 Balmoral Estate n n Activities on land, water and in the air at “one Scottish home to the Royal Family. Castle Ballroom with photographic exhibition, gardens, grounds and displays. Audio tour in five languages. Balmoral Collection gift shop & large coffee shop. Tel: 013397 42534. www.balmoralcastle.com

of the 100 Most Amazing Places in the UK”. Loch an Eilein voted “U.K.’s Best Picnic Site”. 1 mile from Aviemore. Tel: 01479 812345. www.rothiemurchus.net Rothiemurchus, by Aviemore, PH22 1QH

family treasures. Military Museum and Fine Collection. Garden with many flowering trees, shrubs, roses and fruit, open all year daily. Hall open Apr to Oct, by guided tours only. Tel: 01464 831216. www.nts.org.uk AB54 4NQ

S13 Bennachie Visitor Centre (FCS) n Discover the history and legends of Bennachie.

Learn about the colonists of the 1800’s and see the Maiden Stone, a 10-ft high Pictish gravestone. Closed Mondays. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

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P14 Glenmore Forest Park (FCS) n Situated in the Cairngorms National Park, the

impressive pinewoods and the spectacular Loch Morlich make this a must visit destination. The visitor centre and cafe are a great place to relax and take in the stunning surroundings. www.forestry.gov.uk/glenmoreforestpark

N16 Linn of Tummel (NTS) N18 Crieff Visitor Centre n n Peaceful woodland walk. Home to a rich variety of wildlife. Open: all year, daily. Tel: 01796 473233. www.nts.org.uk PH16 5NP

N16 Queen’s View Visitor Centre (FCS) n The new visitor centre has been designed to

N17 Highland Safaris n Winner of the ‘Best Visitor Experience’ in

Scotland. Red Deer & Barn Owl Encounter, 4 x 4 Safaris, Café and Shop, Gold Panning Centre, Walking and Biking trails. Open all year. Tel. 01887 820071. www.highlandsafaris.net PH15 2JQ

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N14 Loch Insh Watersports & Boathouse Restaurant

Wildlife Passenger Boat (12 seater), Watersports, River Trips, Ski Slope, Archery, Fishing, Bikes. Hire/instruction. 3 Play Areas for Children, Lochside trail. Restaurant, bar, gift shop. Wheelchair access. Tel: 01540 651272. www.lochinsh.com PH21 1NU

N17 Red Deer Centre n From the shelter of the Red Deer Barn, stroke, feed and photograph these magnificent animals with our Safari Ranger. Meet our Barn Owl in a hands-on demonstration. Open all year. Tel. 01887 820071. www.highlandsafaris.net PH15 2JQ

n Set in the majestic Cairngorms National Park, N14 RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park covers 200 acres and is home to over 200 amazing animals from polar bears to Amur tigers, snow leopards and red pandas. Open year-round. highlandwildlifepark.org.uk T: 01540 651 270

N17 Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery n Discover Dewar’s authentic Scotch experience

- tour the distillery and warehouse, explore the heritage exhibition and sample a wee dram. Shop and cafe on site. Open all year. Tel: 01887 822010. PH15 2EB

M14 Highland Folk Museum in n Newtonmore

Step back into highland history at our award winning 80 acre site complete with 1700’s Township,1930’s sweetie shop (with all your favourites), working croft and much much more. Open Easter to end October. Tel: 01540 673551. PH20 1AY

L15 Quad Bike Tours n Quad biking, off road buggies and 4x4 experiences

N17 The Scottish Crannog Centre n Experience the Iron Age - life over the Loch

circa 500BC. Artefacts, exhibition, guided tours, light refreshments, craft events and gift shop. 2016: open daily 26 March - 31 October. Tel: 01887 830583. Email: info@crannog.co.uk www.crannog.co.uk Kenmore PH15 2HY

M17 Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve (NTS) Walking routes for both the experienced and for families. Site open all year, daily. Tel: 01567 820988. www.nts.org.uk FK21 8TY

saints and queens. You’ll follow woodland walks that give you spectacular views of the mountains and lochs that make this part of Scotland so memorable. www.forestry.gov.uk/tayforestpark

N18 Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre n Set in 100 acres of beautiful Perthshire,

Killiecrankie, 1689. Visitor centre open April to Oct. Tel: 01796 473233. www.nts.org.uk PH16 5LG

collection of rare and unusual plants. Open April to Sept. Tel: 01738 625535. www.nts.org.uk PH2 7BB

Q18 Cairn O’Mohr Winery n Free tastings of our delicious award-winning fruit

wines and cider, fermented from local fruits, leaves and flowers. Seasonal tours and cafe. Open daily. Tel: 01821 642 781. www.cairnomohr.co.uk PH2 7SP

S16 House of Dun & Montrose Basin n

N18 Tay Forest Park (FCS) n You’ll discover legends about demons and dragons,

N16 Killiecrankie (NTS) n Beautiful wooded gorge near site of Battle of

Q18 Branklyn Garden (NTS) n Small but magnificent garden with an impressive

House contains a museum of J. M. Barrie’s achievements, and houses a Peter Pan display with willow crocodile and Peter Pan playroom. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01575 572646. www.nts.org.uk DD8 4BX

n Situated on the A9 eleven miles North of Pitlochry n it comprises Country Clothing Halls, Cashmere Hall, Country Living Department, Fishing Tackle Shop, Foodhall, Restaurant and Gallery. Tel: 01796 483236. Open 7 days. PH18 5TW

the dramatic Black Linn Falls. Near Dunkeld. Open: all year, daily. Tel: 01350 728641. www.nts.org.uk PH8 0HX

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set in 50,000 acres of private Highland Estate. Mountain tracks, forest, waterfalls, & castles. Tel: 08450 945513. www.quadbiketours.co.uk

N16 The House of Bruar

P17 The Hermitage (NTS) n Woodland walk to Ossian’s Hall overlooking

R17 J. M. Barrie’s Birthplace Kirriemuir n

M14 The Harris Tweed Shop n Iconic Harris tweeds, Designer, Classic and

Traditional clothing along with stunning accessories for Ladies and Gents. Come and visit. Main Street, Newtonmore, PH20 1DD www.harristweedshop.com Tel: 01540 670188.

Watch glassmakers at work, then have a go at creating your own paperweight or glass painting (Mon-Fri). Also Restaurant, Gift Shop & Garden Centre. www.crieff.co.uk PH7 4HQ Tel: 01764 654014. Open 7 days. Free parking.

complement the famous view - a sweeping vista which takes in Loch Tummel. There’s also a welcoming cafe and splendid gift shop. www.forestry.gov.uk/tayforestpark

P14 CairnGorm Mountain n Journey up Scotland’s only funicular railway! Admire stunning scenery on a guided walk or mountain bike descent and enjoy delicious dishes at the UK’s highest restaurant. Save 10% when you buy your funicular ticket online using the code f0ld3r. www.cairngormmountain.org / 01479 861261.

Home of Caithness Glass

Auchingarrich offers a varied selection of animals, a hatchery, indoor and outdoor play areas, soft play barn, family fishery and Torlum Coffee Shop. A great day out for all the family.

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Impressive Georgian House, overlooking Montrose Basin, set in formal gardens. Explore courtyard buildings, woodland walks and a recreated Victorian Walled Garden. House open Apr to Sept, by guided tours only. Tel: 01674 810264. www.nts.org.uk DD10 9LQ

S17 Barry Mill (NTS) n Last water-powered meal mill to work in Angus,

once producing oatmeal and animal feed. Regular milling demonstrations. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01241 856761. www.nts.org.uk DD7 7RJ

R18 Overgate Shopping Centre n Overgate is Tayside’s leading shopping destination. Home to more than 60 fashion, beauty, lifestyle, home and leisure brands including Debenhams, H&M, Next and Primark. www.overgate.co.uk

R18 ScotKart Indoor Karting and n Combat City

Just off the A90 Kingsway ring road, Dundee, guaranteed racing whatever the weather on 40MPH Karts, PLUS Scotland’s largest indoor laser tag arena for all the family. Tel: 01382 624510. DD2 4SH www.scotkart.co.uk

R18 Leisure & Culture Dundee n Award-winning museums, art galleries, a wildlife

centre, leisure & sports centres, golf courses and much more - just some of our amazing attractions in Dundee! www.leisureandculturedundee.com

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West Highlands and Islands D12 The Three Chimneys Restaurant n Retreat, Eat, Sleep. Come and discover our iconic

G14 Duisdale House Hotel & Restaurant J16 Nevis Range Mountain Gondola n n 2 AA Rosette Restaurant perfect for evening dining All seasons attraction, scenic ride to 650m beside

D12 Dunvegan Castle & Gardens n Dunvegan Castle has been the home of the chiefs

F14 Duncan House Fine Jewellery Gallery n

Scottish restaurant with rooms. Find us on the shores of Loch Dunvegan in the wilds of north west Skye. www.threechimneys.co.uk Tel: +44 (0) 1470 511258. IV55 8ZT

of clan MacLeod for 800 years. Open 1 April 15 October, 10am-5.30pm (last admission 5pm). Open by Appointment 16 October - 31 March. Tel: 01470 521206. www.dunvegancastle.com

D12 Skyeskyns 5 star Exhibition Tannery n and Showroom

Visit Scotland’s only exhibition tannery. Discover leather-making skills. See unparalleled range of natural and specialist lambskin fleeces, sheepskin and woollen clothing and accessories. Open all year, daily 10-6 (5:30 winter). Tel: 01470 592 237. www.skyeskyns.co.uk

D12 Visit Waternish n Visit Waternish, for great food and drink, a variety of fine arts and crafts, breathtaking natural beauty and scenery, wonderful wildlife and a warm welcome. www.visit-waternish.co.uk

F12 Stardust Boat Trips n Spectacular scenery & wildlife, witness the White

Tailed Sea Eagle in flight, dolphins, seals, whales and & many other sea birds. Tours from PORTREE harbour (IV51 9DD) from £18. Booking advisable. www.skyeboat-trips.co.uk T: 077 98 74 38 58 / 077 95 38 55 81.

H12 Attadale Gardens n 20 acres of outstanding water gardens with Monet bridges, old rhododendrons, unusual trees, fern collection, conservatory, kitchen garden and sculpture with views of Skye. Tel: 01520 722603. www.attadalegardens.com IV54 8YX

n Voted ‘Best Wildlife Experience in UK’, Daily G13 Seaprobe Atlantis

Telegraph. All the Scenery & Wildlife, above & below the waves. Spectacular Scenery, Seals, Otters, Seabirds, WWII Shipwreck, Fish, Jellyfish & more. Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8AE. T: 01471 822 716. www.seaprobeatlantis.com

- light snacks, lunches and traditional afternoon teas - modern Scottish cuisine. Private luxury yacht offering daily sailing April to September. www.duisdale.com Tel: 01471 833202.

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Outstanding jewellery and knives by Garth Duncan artist and master goldsmith. Original designs handmade by Garth here in his shop on the beautiful Isle of Skye. Tel: 01471 866 366. www.duncan-house.com

F14 AquaXplore & Island Cruiser n Exhilarating wildlife and sightseeing adventures to the remote Small Isles. Regular sightings: whales, dolphins, sharks, puffins, eagles, seals. Fantastic value from £25. Open 7 days. Booking Essential. Tel: 01471 866244. IV49 9BJ

F14 Bella Jane Boat Trips n Experience the Unforgettable. Loch Coruisk, the

Armadale Castle and Museum of the Isles. Gift Shops and Restaurant. Open 7 days April October 9:30-5:30 (last entry 5pm). IV45 8RS. Tel: 01471 844305. www.clandonald.com

F14 Ragamuffin: On the pier@Armadale K17 Glencoe and Dalness (NTS) n n Wonderful knitwear • beautiful clothes • gorgeous Spectacular mountain scenery and some of gifts. Summer 9am - 6pm 7 days. Winter Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm, Sun 12pm - 5pm. Tel: 01471 844217.

G15 Western Isles Cruises n Sail with us to the most remote part of the

n The Kylerhea otter hide is in a spectacular location with fantastic views across to Glenelg and the Kintail mountains. Observe wild otters and other animals in their natural environment. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

G13 Isle of Skye Ferry n A great day out! Take the original ferry crossing to the Isle of Skye for your chance to see eagles, otters, seals and dolphins. No need to book. Open Easter to mid October.

H16 Glenfinnan Monument (NTS) n At head of Loch Shiel, with views of Glenfinnan

Viaduct. Monument to the final Jacobite Rising. An exhibition in the Visitor Centre tells the story of the ’45 and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Cafe and picnic area. Open Apr - Oct. Tel: 01397 722250. www.nts.org.uk PH37 4LT

n PH33 7JL. One family’s amazing collection of

beautiful crystals, rare gemstones and ancient fossils collected from around the world. A real eye-opener! Tel: 01397 772283. www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.co.uk

H18 The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary, Oban n A great family day out in the stunning surroundings of Loch Creran! We’re home to a spectacular aquarium as well as Scotland’s leading seal hospital. www.visitsealife.co.uk/oban or call 01631 720386.

G19 Seafari Adventures (Oban) n Exceptional marine wildlife tours to Corryvreckan Whirlpool. Porpoise, dolphins, whales, seals, eagles. Also Whale-watching, Day tours to Iona & Staffa. Whirlpool Specials for the adventurous. www.seafari.co.uk/Oban Tel. 01852 300003. PA34 4RF

G18 Duart Castle, Isle of Mull n J16 Snowgoose Mountain Centre n Explore the breathtaking 13th century, island Adventure breaks, courses & guiding. Try kayaking & canoeing on lochs, river & sea, dinghy sailing, high mountain walking, summer & winter climbing. Paddlesports gear hire. PH33 7JH Tel: 01397 772467.

J16 n G15 The Jacobite Steam Train n Fort William to Mallaig (return). Voted “The

world’s greatest railway journey” for four years in succession by Wanderlust Magazine. Runs: Monday to Friday (weekends in high season) May October. Departing 10.15 and 14.30.

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the finest walking and climbing country in the Highlands. Visitor Centre and cafe. Open all year. Tel: 01855 811307. www.nts.org.uk PH49 4HX

highlands and take in the breathtaking scenery and wildlife. www.westernislescruises.co.uk Tel: 07939 386330 - 01687 462233

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G13 Kylerhea, Isle of Skye (FCS)

indoor ice wall. Cafe, bar & shop. Rock and ice climbing instruction. Tel: 01855 831100. www.ice-factor.co.uk

G14 Clan Donald Skye n Visit our 40 acre Woodland Garden, ruins of

scenery. Visit the Great Glen for world class biking & walking trails or have a flutter at Allt Mhuic Butterfly Reserve. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

of Glomach. Estate open all year, daily. Tel: 01599 511231. www.nts.org.uk IV40 8HQ

J16 Ice Factor n Ice, Rock, Air, Pure Adventure. World’s biggest

seals, the dramatic Cuillins with Skye’s premier classic boat trip. Trips from £16(1.5hr), £22(3hr). Choice of time ashore. Open 7 days. Booking Essential. Tel: 01471 866244. IV49 9BJ

J15 Forests of Lochaber (FCS) n Explore some of Highland Scotland’s most dramatic

H14 Kintail & Morvich (NTS) n See the Five Sisters of Kintail and the Falls

Ben Nevis. Mountain walks, restaurant & bar, excellent mountain biking & winter ski area, ropes courses, tubing slide. Open daily 9/10am - 5/6pm (closed mid Nov-mid Dec). 01397 705825. PH33 6SQ nevisrange.co.uk

home of the Clan Maclean. Stately rooms, museum, dungeons, tearoom & shop. Coastal walks. Summer events calendar. Open 3rd April (Sun-Thurs) then daily 1st May - 18th Oct. T: 01680 812309. duartcastle.com PA64 6AP

F17 Mull Eagle Watch (FCS) n Mull is one of the best places in Europe to enjoy

unique and spectacular views of white-tailed sea eagles. Advanced booking essential for viewing hide visits, tel. 01680 812 556 (open April - Sept). www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

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H19 Arduaine Garden (NTS) n Coastal garden with a collection of plants

and flowers from around the world. Coastal viewpoint and flower garden. Open April - Sept. Tel: 01852 200366. www.nts.org.uk PA34 4XQ

J19 Inveraray Jail n Face the Judge in the magnificent Courtrooom,

K18 The Green Welly Stop, Tyndrum n World famous self-service restaurant, licensed

J19 Argyll Adventure n Horse Riding, Pony Rides, Riding Lessons,

J20 The Cowal Peninsula n Arrive by the quick and frequent ferry from

meet the Warders, get locked up, join the Prisoners, try out the cells and sample the punishments. Open all year. (01499) 302381. www.inverarayjail.co.uk PA32 8TX

with good home-made food. Specialist shops for outdoor clothing, whisky, food & gifts. Petrol station. See leaflet for more details. Tel: 01838 400271. FK20 8RY

J19 Argyll Forest Park (FCS) n This magnificent stretch of mountains, lochs

and glens was the first designated Forest Park in the UK. Enjoy the numerous waymarked trails for a walk or leisurely cycle. www.forestry.gov.uk/argyllforestpark

J19 Inveraray Castle and Garden n Headquarters of Clan Campbell since early 15th

century, rebuilt in 18th century. Fine furniture and paintings. Gift shop. Tearoom. Open 1st April 31st October. Tel: 01499 302203. www.inveraray-castle.com PA32 8XE

Paintballing, Paintball Range, Crossbow Range, Laser Blast, Climbing Walls, Bungee Trampoline, Cafe and Picnic Area. Tel: 01499 302611. PA32 8XT

J19 Argyll Holidays n 8 stunning parks offering beautiful scenery and a

range of accommodation and activities. Whether you’re looking to relax or for adventure, there’s something for everyone. Contact: 0845 459 9772 or www.argyllholidays.com

Gourock or drive via Loch Lomond. Visit the website for full information. www.visitcowal.co.uk

J20 Benmore Botanic Garden n Magnificent mountainside 120 acre Garden with

dramatic scenery. Steeped in history, it is home to a world-famous plant collection and unique Victorian fernery. Café, shop, plant sales. Free parking. Open daily 1 Mar - 31 Oct. Tel: 01369 706261. www.rbge.org.uk/benmore

H21 Portavadie, Loch Fyne n Sitting on the shores of Loch Fyne, Portavadie

is a hidden gem set amid stunning scenery. As well as a world-class marina, it offers accommodation, restaurants, new Spa & Leisure Experience, shopping, kayaking, bike hire and more. T: 01700 811075. www.portavadie.com

Benmore Botanic Gardens

South East Scotland Q24 Grey Mare’s Tail Nature Reserve (NTS) n Q21 The Scotch Whisky Experience n A paradise for botanists, wildlife enthusiasts and 5 Star. Marvel at The World’s Largest Collection walkers. Enjoy dramatic views of the 60m waterfall - the 5th highest in the UK. Open all year. Tel: 07713 786230. www.nts.org.uk DG10 9LH

of Scotch Whisky. Whisky Tour, Bar, Tastings & Shop. Over 300 Whiskies. Whisky and food at Amber restaurant. Tel: 0131 220 0441. EH1 2NE

Q21 Camera Obscura & World of Illusions n Come and play in our unique, historic tower, packed with hands-on exhibits, amazing optical illusions and mind-boggling special effects. Fun for all ages. Tel: 0131 226 3709.

Q23 Dawyck Botanic Garden n Dawyck is a five star Garden with one of

Scotland’s finest tree collections, renowned for its woodland walks and seasonal displays. 65 acres. Visitor centre, exhibitions, café, shop. Free parking. Open daily 1 Feb to 30 Nov. Tel: 01721 760254. www.rbge.org.uk/dawyck

Q23 Tweed Valley Forest Park (FCS) n Glentress Peel is the stunning gateway building

for the Forest Park. Facilities include a cafe, bike hire & shop, wildlife viewing, walking & biking trails. www.forestry.gov.uk/glentress and www.7stanesmountainbiking.com

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Q21 Edinburgh Castle Q21 Maid of the Forth Boat Trips/ n n Don’t miss Scotland’s Number 1 visitor attraction. See the Scottish Crown Jewels, Mons Meg, One O’clock Gun and more. Book online for fast track entry at www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk

Q21 n M21 Robert Graham Whisky & Cigars n Robert Graham est. 1874 is a national premium whisky and cigars merchant and multi awardwinning independent whisky bottler. Edinburgh 0131 556 2791, Glasgow 0141 248 7283, shop online www.robertgraham1874.com

Inchcolm Ferry

Cruise ‘n Relax boat trips on the Forth or Cruise ‘n Explore Inchcolm Island. Seals and Puffins, Evening Jazz/BBQ Cruises, Open Easter-October. Infoline 0131 331 5000. Book online at www.maidoftheforth.co.uk

S19 The British Golf Museum n The British Golf Museum has re-opened. 5 star

museum with stunning new galleries, shop selling official Open merchandise and 80 seat Café at the Museum. Tel: 01334 460046. KY16 9AB www.britishgolfmuseum.co.uk

Q20 Deep Sea World n Scotland’s national aquarium features the UK’s

longest underwater tunnel, 12ft sand tiger sharks, seals and over 2,000 incredible creatures. Tel: 01383 411880. www.deepseaworld.com

R18 Tentsmuir (FCS) n Whether on bicycle or foot, there are many

Q21 The Royal Yacht Britannia n Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction (VisitScotland).

Enjoy an audio tour, in 27 languages, of five decks of The Queen’s former floating palace. Free parking. Buses every 10 minutes from city centre. Tel: 0131 555 5566. www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk EH6 6JJ

different routes for you to explore at Tentsmuir. Follow the seashell path along the dunes for sea, sand and seals, or explore deeper into the forest where roe deer and red squirrels live. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

P20 Royal Burgh of Culross (NTS) n Picturesque royal burgh on north shore of the

Forth providing a striking introduction to 16th & 17th century Scottish domestic life. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01383 880359. www.nts.org.uk KY12 8JH

Q19 Falkland Palace & Garden (NTS) n 16th century royal palace set in a medieval village.

R19 Hill of Tarvit Mansion and Kingarrock n Hickory Golf (NTS)

Edwardian mansionhouse filled with antiques and fine paintings. Play Edwardian style hickory golf and explore the impressive garden with colourful borders and sunken rose garden. Garden open all year. House Apr to Oct. Tel: 01334 653127. www.nts.org.uk KY15 5PB

Former country residence and hunting lodge of the Stuart kings and queens including Mary, Queen of Scots. Includes the oldest royal tennis court in Britain. Open March to Oct. Tel: 01337 857397. www.nts.org.uk KY15 7BU

Q21 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh n A world-leading Garden, home to one of the

S19 Kellie Castle & Garden (NTS) n Fine 14th century castle with magnificent plaster

largest plant collections and 10 magnificent Glasshouses. Visitor centre, restaurant, shop, events, exhibitions, guided walks. Free Garden entry. Open daily at 10am (excl 1 Jan & 25 Dec). T: 0131 248 2909. www.rbge.org.uk

ceilings and painted panelling. Arts and Crafts Garden. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01333 720271. www.nts.org.uk KY10 2RF

n Famously the Home of Golf, Fife’s coastline is R19 Fife… Discover the perfect escape

laced with beaches and picturesque villages. Vivid reminders of Fife’s historic importance are evident in our castles, palaces and abbeys and you’ll enjoy sampling the fabulous natural larder. www.welcometofife.com

P21 Linlithgow Palace n Step inside this former royal residence and

birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots where the water fountain once flowed with wine and monarchs celebrated great occasions. Enjoy the serenity of the beautiful Linlithgow Peel. www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/places

R19 Scottish Deer Centre, Cupar n Deer, birds of prey and wolves combine with a

treetop walkway and adventure playground for a great family day out! Great shopping and coffee shop. Open every day. Tel: 01337 810391. KY15 4NQ

S20 Scottish Seabird Centre n Control the cameras to see amazing wildlife in its natural habitat. Discovery Centre, Seabird Café, gift shop and seasonal boat trips. Open all year. Tel: 01620 890202. www.seabird.org

S21 Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot (NTS) n Oldest mechanically working water driven mill in Scotland. Explorer packs available for families. Open May to Sept. Guided tours only. Tel: 01620 860426. www.nts.org.uk EH40 3DS

U21 St Abbs Head National Nature n Reserve (NTS)

Spectacular clifftop scenery with a wealth of wildlife. Nature Centre open April to Oct. Tel: 01890 771443. www.nts.org.uk TD14 5QF

South West Scotland R26 Gretna Gateway Outlet Village n One minute from the M6/M74/A75, Gretna

Gateway – quality brands, outlet prices all year round, 50 stores, 5 cafes and ample free parking. Tel: 01461 339028. www.gretnagateway.com DG16 5GG

Q26 Thomas Carlyle’s Birthplace (NTS) n Thomas Carlyle, influential writer and historian,

was born here in 1795, and the house is furnished in contemporary style. Open June to Sept. Tel: 01576 300666. www.nts.org.uk DG11 3DG

N27 Rockcliffe (NTS) n Pretty stretch of coastline, which is home to a

variety of birds, flowers and butterflies. Open all year. Tel: 01556 503702 for details or visit www.nts.org.uk DG7 1RX

N27 Threave Estate (NTS) n Magnificent 64-acre garden, with colourful displays

all year round. Also explore Threave House and the wider countryside estate. House open Apr to Oct, by guided tours only. Shop, restaurant, visitor centre open all year round. Tel: 01556 502575. www.nts.org.uk DG7 1RX

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N27 Broughton House and Garden (NTS) n This was the home and studio of artist EA Hornel and contains many of his works. From the studio, gaze out to the enchanting Japanese inspired garden. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01557 330437. www.nts.org.uk DG6 4JX

M27 Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre n offer adventure and recreational activities for all the family in the heart of Dumfries & Galloway. Open all year, booking essential. Cafe on site. Tel: 01557 840217. DG7 2ES www.lagganoutdoor.co.uk

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L27 Creetown Gem Rock Museum n A beautiful and inspiring collection of gemstones, crystals, minerals and fossils this extensive collection has many world class exhibits. Quality gift shop, working silversmith/lapidary and tea room serving home baking. DG8 7HJ Tel: 01671 820357. www.gemrock.net

J28 Logan Botanic Garden n Five star Logan is Scotland’s most exotic Garden,

warmed by the Gulf Stream. Spectacular collection of southern hemisphere plants. Conservatory, visitor centre, café, shop, plant sales. Free parking. Open daily 15 Mar to 31 Oct. Tel: 01776 860231. www.rbge.org.uk/logan

n UK’s first ‘Dark Sky Park’ with 300 square miles K26 Galloway Forest Park (FCS)

of mixed landscape to explore! Recently re-developed visitor centres at Clatteringshaws, Glentrool and Kirroughtree with stunning views, waymarked trails and fantastic cafes offering local produce. www.forestry.gov.uk/gallowayforestpark

K25 Souter Johnnie’s Cottage (NTS) n Home of John Davidson, village souter (cobbler) in Kirkoswald, the original Souter Johnnie in Robert Burns’ Tam O’Shanter. Open April to Sept. Tel: 01655 760603. www.nts.org.uk KA19 8HY

K24 Culzean Castle & Country Park (NTS) n With fascinating history and beautiful surroundings, enjoy a perfect day out for all the family. Explore the brand new play area, Adventure Cove. Open all year (Castle: April to Oct). Tel: 01655 884455. www.nts.org.uk KA19 8LE

J23 Woods of Arran (FCS) n Giants’ graves, waterfalls, red squirrels and much

more await you in the woods of Arran. Waymarked walks provide the perfect background to enjoy the scenery, wildlife and history of ‘Scotland in miniature’. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

J23 Brodick Castle & Country Park (NTS) n Spend a day exploring the garden and large country park. Superb silver, porcelain and paintings. Floral and woodland gardens. Castle open April to Oct; Country park open all year. Tel: 01770 302202. www.nts.org.uk KA27 8HY

n Visit Wilsontown and discover how family disputes P22 Wilsontown Ironworks (FCS)

and bad management finally led to the ironworks closing in 1812. There is not much left of the ironworks, but there are lovely walks, plenty of birds and butterflies and wildflowers to enjoy. www.forestry.gov.uk/wilsontown

L20 The Scottish Wool Centre n Daily demonstrations and shows including dog

and duck on from April to October. Clothing for all the family, food hall and gifts. Whisky shop and Restaurant. Tel: 01877 382 850. FK8 3UQ

L19 Ben Lomond (NTS) n Exhilarating walks and spectacular views across Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Open: all year, daily. Tel: 01360 870224. www.nts.org.uk G63 0AR

L19 Loch Katrine n - a special experience for everyone. Cruises on the classic steamship ‘Sir Walter Scott’ and on ‘Lady of the Lake’. Cycle Hire, Restaurant and Gift Shop. Sailings Year Round. Tel: 01877 376315/6. www.lochkatrine.com

L21 Antartex Shopping Village n High street fashions, golf, Cashmere and knitwear,

homewares, food & gifts, whisky shop with free tastings! Restaurant serving full meals or snacks Free Parking, Open every day. Tel: 01389 752 393. G83 0TP

L20 Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium n Take a fascinating journey from the shores of Loch Lomond to the ocean depths through 7 themed zones. Over 1500 creatures including Scotland’s only giant Green Sea Turtle! www.visitsealife. co.uk/Loch-Lomond or call 01389 721 500.

L20 Sweeney’s Cruises, Loch Lomond n 4-Star Loch Cruises operating from Balloch village

N20 Blair Drummond Safari Park n Drive through Animal Reserves, Chimp Island,

Sea Lion Shows, Bird of Prey, Adventure Playground, Restaurant & much more. FK9 4UR T: 01786 841456. www.blairdrummond.com

and Loch Lomond Shores complex. Open all year offering 45min, 1&2 hour cruises, waterbus services and private charters. Tel: 01389 752376. www.sweeneyscruises.com info@sweeneyscruises.com G83 8SW

L20 Cruise Loch Lomond n Scenery, Wildlife, Live Commentary, Outdoor

L24 Robert Burns Birthplace Museum n (NTS)

Interactive Museum holding the most important Burns collection in the world. Site includes cafe, shop, Burns Cottage, Burns Monument and Garden. Alloway, Auld Kirk, Brig o’Doon, all nearby. Site open all year. Tel: 01292 443700. www.nts.org.uk KA7 4PQ

Adventure & Bike Hire ~ join one of our award winning cruises. Departures from Tarbet, Luss, Inversnaid and Rowardennan. Tel: 01301 702356. www.cruiselochlomond.co.uk

L20 Glengoyne Distillery n Glengoyne is open all year for distillery tours,

tastings, in-depth masterclasses, blending sessions and superb whisky shop. Glengoyne is situated on the A81 close to Glasgow, Stirling and Loch Lomond. Tel: 01360 550254. www.glengoyne.com

L24 Heads of Ayr Farm Park (Scotland) Ltd n Find inspiration and exhilaration amongst bristling n Fun and adventure for all the family. Meet lots L20 Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (FCS)

of animals, play on jumping pillows and bumper boats, explore Camelot Castle, Buccaneer Bay and our giant indoor soft play. www.headsofayrfarmpark.co.uk KA7 4LD

wooded hills and sparkling lochs. The best place to start your forest adventure is from the Lodge Forest Visitor Centre in Aberfoyle with stunning panoramic views from the cafe. www.forestry.gov.uk/qefp

M24 Cumnock Factory Outlet n Ayrshire’s best shopping experience featuring

N20 Stirling Castle n Step back in time to Renaissance Scotland and

meet the characters of the Royal Stewart Court. Enjoy the magnificent artistry and stunning surroundings of this iconic castle. www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk T: 01786 450000.

N20 Alloa Tower (NTS) n Beautifully restored and furnished Tower House.

Open Apr to Oct. Tel: 01259 211701 for details or visit www.nts.org.uk FK10 1PP

N20 Battle of Bannockburn (NTS) n The Visitor Centre harnesses 3D technology

to let you experience the famous battle in 1314 like never before. Open all year. Book online in advance at www.battleofbannockburn.com Tel: 01786 812664. FK7 0LJ

clothing, homeware, cookware and gifts from over 50 quality brands. Car & Coach parking is available. Open 7 days. www.cumnockfactoryoutlet.co.uk Tel: 01290 421 121. KA18 3AL.

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Forest Activity Area Floating Tap

Treetop Trail

Tilted Room

Forest Adventure Park

Vortex Tunnel Timber Extraction Exhibit

Growing Shrinking Room

fun, discovery and adventure in the Highlands

Wee Monkey Trail

Forest Safari

Wildlife Feeding Area

Teeny Farm Ride Remote Controlled Trucks Haggis Farm Shooting Gallery

Car Park 2

Mini Diggers Reception

Car Park

Emergency Assembly Point

Eat out? Eat in? We have two great catering outlets on site that offer a wide range of family friendly food. Choose from snack sized meals or homemade specials: there is something for everyone. We use local produce and suppliers whenever we can. Please check our website for our seasonal menus.

Shop

Whether you are here on holiday, or day tripping from home, this treasure trove of gifts, souvenirs, food and books is always worth a visit. Something for all ages Open all year (except Christmas Day & 1st Jan)

Xplore Store

Scottish Thistle Award WINNER

Pinewood Grill

Home made soups and specials- our local butchers Scottish beef burgers and minute steak rolls- fries, salads, baked potatoes, sandwiches and lots and lots of Ice Cream…… Open late March to late October - see website for dates (may close at quieter times or in poor weather) Picnics – please note that there is a seating area for own picnics behind the Pinewood Grill, all other tables are reserved for the use of pinewood grill or restaurant customers.

OPEN all year (except Christmas Day and 1st Jan)

Opening times vary - generally 10/11am until 5/6pm or 7pm in peak periods. Please check the website www.landmarkpark.co.uk or on site noticeboard for full details - or telephone 01479 841613. Last admission to attractions 1hr before closing. Please allow 3-5 hours for your visit. Main attractions closed early Nov to late Mar. Most other attractions, shop and restaurant open all winter subject to weather please call in advance.

BOOK Your day, week, or season tickets online

★ Please note that between late March and late October access to all areas

of Landmark is covered by the admission ticket – there are no free admission areas. Ticket covers all attractions, all day*.

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(*except mini diggers & remote controlled trucks £1 charge).

Family rates available. Great Value MULTI VISIT TICKETS available. Under 4’s and over 80’s FREE. Please ask about birthday parties. A9 road still not shown on location map. Linking Perth to Aviemore to close to Carrbridge to Inverness. See current one.

(Please note that for operational reasons manned attractions open later in the morning than the rest of the Park and some attractions close earlier than the park to allow time to clear. To avoid disappointment check local notices and try to visit the popular attractions early in your day).

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Home made fish and chips, a burger roll or a salad? You choose. Cook’s specials and lots more over lunchtime and of course a great selection of delicious home baking all day. Open all year* (*except Christmas Day and 1st Jan)

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If it’s not fun, it’s not in... fun, educational, active and simply mind boggling goodies for boys and girls of all ages. Open late

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•Runaway Timber Train •Wildwatercoaster •bamboozeleum •The Lost Labyrinth •Wonderwood •climbing Wall •ropeworx •Skydive • Treetop Trail •and much more....

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• Please be aware that on rare occasions attractions may close due to conditions outwith our control • Unless most attractions close for a significant part of the day there will be no refunds • Groups are very welcome - booking recommended, please phone ahead to allow best possible service • In winter the Park may close due to bad weather. Please phone ahead before setting out on 01479 841613 • Disabled Access: All areas except the Ropes Courses, Skydive, Fire Tower, Watercoaster and Ant City are accessible for wheelchairs • Closed 25th December and 1st January • Well behaved dogs are welcome - usual conditions apply. Please phone to check important details in advance of visit as we cannot be held responsible for the effect of subsequent changes or error corrections

online tickets (Available March to Oct)

www.landmarkpark.co.uk

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bamboozeleum

With so much to see and do Landmark really is the Perfect Family Day out. From tiny tots to teens, grown-ups to grandparents there is something for everyone. With great value week and season tickets available you can come back again and again! *

Enter a magical world packed with mystifying and dazzling exhibits, weird and wonderful illusions, perplexing puzzles and bewildering special effects all for you to experience and have fun with. New exhibits added regularly. All amazing! - Graeme Wilkins, Lochgilphead So cool. Really smart Joyce Cattanach, Dunbar

runaway timber train Don’t miss our Family Rollercoaster.... sit tight and enjoy the ride as it twists and turns through the trees. A compact coaster with thrills for all ages*

wonderwood

Brill for kids - Nicola Roberts / Bob MacRae, Invergordon (1.1m min height with adult over 18. Otherwise 1.4m)

*

Where seeing is not believing !

In a strange corner of this ancient forest nothing is as it seems…Take a trip through the Crazy Cabins and prepare for a world of weirdness – A spinning Vortex Tunnel, a Wonky Room where you walk at mad angles and a Bizarre Room where you grow and shrink like Alice in Wonderland…There’s loads of weird and wonderful oddness. Don’t miss it –

wildwatercoaster

One of our biggest and most exciting attractions – a firm family favourite. The Wildwatercoaster, The Falcon, The Wildcat and The Otter - try them all if you dare! - you may get wet!

Kids and us loved it! - Sarah Mollins, Crieff

lost labyrinth

Awesome & Fun - Erin Stevens, Australia Awesome! - Josh Andrew, Turriff

Under 1.2m must be accompanied by another person of 1.2m or taller. Toddlers must be accompanied by an adult. See web site for other conditions.

eve nts at landmark Easter Eggstravaganza - meet the Easter Bunny and take part in her humungous Easter Egg Hunt Summer - exciting events to be announced – check web site regularly! October is the Spook-tacular Spook-fest month – scary goings-on and weirdness everywhere – come in costume 29th and 30th October and post a photo of your costumed selves taken here on those dates on our FB page and enter a draw for a Family Day Pass for 2017 Our Famous Foam weekend – finish our main season with foamy fun on the Wildwatercoaster Amazing fun!

RopeworX*

Test your monkey genes on Landmark’s famous High-wire challenge course. (1.5m min height)

Skydive*

Beyond white knuckle – the ultimate dare – the ultimate achievement. (1.5m min height 17st/110kg max weight)

Pinnacle*

Conquer Landmark’s 10 metre climbing wall with eight routes to beat. 17st/110kg max weight, 22”/56cm min waist)

Tarzan Trail*

A ropes course for little people (or larger people if they like!) set just a bit closer to the ground. (1.1m min height)

Book tickets online◊ and fast track ∆ into the park

Are you brave enough to follow the footsteps of the Lost Explorer…through seething, bubbling mud pools, thick fog, past a giant crocodile, through a strange magical waterfall to the safety of The Lost Explorers Amazing Tree Mansion? Amazing! - Marshall Family, Eyemouth The Lost Labyrinth is so realistic. Awesome! - Neve Scott, Inverurie

Adventure Land

Two floors of climby, jumpy, slidey fun for younger guests (and supervising adults) a twisty climbing tower, Shootin Gallery*, mini diggers*, remote controlled trucks* and Mini Car Forest Safari’(Free)

*

( £1 coin charge)

Nature Trail

Fire TOwer Wee Monkey Trail

Amazing view, see for miles from the top of the UK’s tallest wooden tower. Free telescope and viewfinder.

Wee Monkey Trail – A new ropes course for teeny tots – if they can walk they can go on the Wee Monkey Trail!

*These attractions close for the winter late October to late March.

- do it at www.landmarkpark.co.uk

Take in the beauty and tranquillity of the 10,000 year old forest. Red Squirrel Nature Trail, Treetop Trail and wildlife feeding area. You might see a rare Red Squirrel.

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Online tickets available March to October Fast Track between 10-1pm daily


bamboozeleum

With so much to see and do Landmark really is the Perfect Family Day out. From tiny tots to teens, grown-ups to grandparents there is something for everyone. With great value week and season tickets available you can come back again and again! *

Enter a magical world packed with mystifying and dazzling exhibits, weird and wonderful illusions, perplexing puzzles and bewildering special effects all for you to experience and have fun with. New exhibits added regularly. All amazing! - Graeme Wilkins, Lochgilphead So cool. Really smart Joyce Cattanach, Dunbar

runaway timber train Don’t miss our Family Rollercoaster.... sit tight and enjoy the ride as it twists and turns through the trees. A compact coaster with thrills for all ages*

wonderwood

Brill for kids - Nicola Roberts / Bob MacRae, Invergordon (1.1m min height with adult over 18. Otherwise 1.4m)

*

Where seeing is not believing !

In a strange corner of this ancient forest nothing is as it seems…Take a trip through the Crazy Cabins and prepare for a world of weirdness – A spinning Vortex Tunnel, a Wonky Room where you walk at mad angles and a Bizarre Room where you grow and shrink like Alice in Wonderland…There’s loads of weird and wonderful oddness. Don’t miss it –

wildwatercoaster

One of our biggest and most exciting attractions – a firm family favourite. The Wildwatercoaster, The Falcon, The Wildcat and The Otter - try them all if you dare! - you may get wet!

Kids and us loved it! - Sarah Mollins, Crieff

lost labyrinth

Awesome & Fun - Erin Stevens, Australia Awesome! - Josh Andrew, Turriff

Under 1.2m must be accompanied by another person of 1.2m or taller. Toddlers must be accompanied by an adult. See web site for other conditions.

eve nts at landmark Easter Eggstravaganza - meet the Easter Bunny and take part in her humungous Easter Egg Hunt Summer - exciting events to be announced – check web site regularly! October is the Spook-tacular Spook-fest month – scary goings-on and weirdness everywhere – come in costume 29th and 30th October and post a photo of your costumed selves taken here on those dates on our FB page and enter a draw for a Family Day Pass for 2017 Our Famous Foam weekend – finish our main season with foamy fun on the Wildwatercoaster Amazing fun!

RopeworX*

Test your monkey genes on Landmark’s famous High-wire challenge course. (1.5m min height)

Skydive*

Beyond white knuckle – the ultimate dare – the ultimate achievement. (1.5m min height 17st/110kg max weight)

Pinnacle*

Conquer Landmark’s 10 metre climbing wall with eight routes to beat. 17st/110kg max weight, 22”/56cm min waist)

Tarzan Trail*

A ropes course for little people (or larger people if they like!) set just a bit closer to the ground. (1.1m min height)

Book tickets online◊ and fast track ∆ into the park

Are you brave enough to follow the footsteps of the Lost Explorer…through seething, bubbling mud pools, thick fog, past a giant crocodile, through a strange magical waterfall to the safety of The Lost Explorers Amazing Tree Mansion? Amazing! - Marshall Family, Eyemouth The Lost Labyrinth is so realistic. Awesome! - Neve Scott, Inverurie

Adventure Land

Two floors of climby, jumpy, slidey fun for younger guests (and supervising adults) a twisty climbing tower, Shootin Gallery*, mini diggers*, remote controlled trucks* and Mini Car Forest Safari’(Free)

*

( £1 coin charge)

Nature Trail

Fire TOwer Wee Monkey Trail

Amazing view, see for miles from the top of the UK’s tallest wooden tower. Free telescope and viewfinder.

Wee Monkey Trail – A new ropes course for teeny tots – if they can walk they can go on the Wee Monkey Trail!

*These attractions close for the winter late October to late March.

- do it at www.landmarkpark.co.uk

Take in the beauty and tranquillity of the 10,000 year old forest. Red Squirrel Nature Trail, Treetop Trail and wildlife feeding area. You might see a rare Red Squirrel.

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Online tickets available March to October Fast Track between 10-1pm daily


Cone Kiln

Landmark

Something cool coming here soon !! - see website for details

Forest Activity Area Floating Tap

Treetop Trail

Tilted Room

Forest Adventure Park

Vortex Tunnel Timber Extraction Exhibit

Growing Shrinking Room

fun, discovery and adventure in the Highlands

Wee Monkey Trail

Forest Safari

Wildlife Feeding Area

Teeny Farm Ride Remote Controlled Trucks Haggis Farm Shooting Gallery

Car Park 2

Mini Diggers Reception

Car Park

Emergency Assembly Point

Eat out? Eat in? We have two great catering outlets on site that offer a wide range of family friendly food. Choose from snack sized meals or homemade specials: there is something for everyone. We use local produce and suppliers whenever we can. Please check our website for our seasonal menus.

Shop

Whether you are here on holiday, or day tripping from home, this treasure trove of gifts, souvenirs, food and books is always worth a visit. Something for all ages Open all year (except Christmas Day & 1st Jan)

Xplore Store

Scottish Thistle Award WINNER

Pinewood Grill

Home made soups and specials- our local butchers Scottish beef burgers and minute steak rolls- fries, salads, baked potatoes, sandwiches and lots and lots of Ice Cream…… Open late March to late October - see website for dates (may close at quieter times or in poor weather) Picnics – please note that there is a seating area for own picnics behind the Pinewood Grill, all other tables are reserved for the use of pinewood grill or restaurant customers.

OPEN all year (except Christmas Day and 1st Jan)

Opening times vary - generally 10/11am until 5/6pm or 7pm in peak periods. Please check the website www.landmarkpark.co.uk or on site noticeboard for full details - or telephone 01479 841613. Last admission to attractions 1hr before closing. Please allow 3-5 hours for your visit. Main attractions closed early Nov to late Mar. Most other attractions, shop and restaurant open all winter subject to weather please call in advance.

BOOK Your day, week, or season tickets online

★ Please note that between late March and late October access to all areas

of Landmark is covered by the admission ticket – there are no free admission areas. Ticket covers all attractions, all day*.

member of

(*except mini diggers & remote controlled trucks £1 charge).

Family rates available. Great Value MULTI VISIT TICKETS available. Under 4’s and over 80’s FREE. Please ask about birthday parties. A9 road still not shown on location map. Linking Perth to Aviemore to close to Carrbridge to Inverness. See current one.

(Please note that for operational reasons manned attractions open later in the morning than the rest of the Park and some attractions close earlier than the park to allow time to clear. To avoid disappointment check local notices and try to visit the popular attractions early in your day).

Free infoline 0800-731-3446

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Home made fish and chips, a burger roll or a salad? You choose. Cook’s specials and lots more over lunchtime and of course a great selection of delicious home baking all day. Open all year* (*except Christmas Day and 1st Jan)

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If it’s not fun, it’s not in... fun, educational, active and simply mind boggling goodies for boys and girls of all ages. Open late

Foresters Restaurant

•Runaway Timber Train •Wildwatercoaster •bamboozeleum •The Lost Labyrinth •Wonderwood •climbing Wall •ropeworx •Skydive • Treetop Trail •and much more....

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Kids Zone First Aid Station

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• Please be aware that on rare occasions attractions may close due to conditions outwith our control • Unless most attractions close for a significant part of the day there will be no refunds • Groups are very welcome - booking recommended, please phone ahead to allow best possible service • In winter the Park may close due to bad weather. Please phone ahead before setting out on 01479 841613 • Disabled Access: All areas except the Ropes Courses, Skydive, Fire Tower, Watercoaster and Ant City are accessible for wheelchairs • Closed 25th December and 1st January • Well behaved dogs are welcome - usual conditions apply. Please phone to check important details in advance of visit as we cannot be held responsible for the effect of subsequent changes or error corrections

online tickets (Available March to Oct)

www.landmarkpark.co.uk

Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Carrbridge, Inverness-shire - Sat Nav: PH23 3AJ


ONLY SEVEN MILES FROM AVIEMORE

YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE... VISIT RZSS HIGHLAND WILDLIFE PARK TODAY RZSS Highland Wildlife Park is owned by the conservation charity the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, which also owns RZSS Edinburgh Zoo. Scottish charity no. SC004064


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GET CLOSER

T H E WI L D H I G H L A N DS

THAN EVER BEFORE

Set in the Cairngorms National Park, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park covers an impressive 200 acres of spectacular Highland countryside

See over 200 animals, from Scotland’s only polar bears to Amur tigers, snow leopards and red pandas

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a wildlife photographer? Our VIP Photography Days give you the chance to hone your photography skills and get closer to our animals in the company of our experienced guide and keepers. For more information and to book call 01540 651 976 or email wildlife@rzss.org.uk

OPENING TIMES We are open every day of the year, except Christmas Day. Last entry one hour before closing. Main reserve shuts half an hour before closing.

HOW TO FIND US... Only 7 miles from Aviemore and 40 mins from Inverness

Inverness

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OCT AUG MAR

1 0 AM - 5 PM 1 0 AM - 6 PM 1 0 AM - 4 PM*

* Park open weather permitting. We may have to close in heavy snow or ice. Please telephone us on 01540 651 270 before starting your journey to avoid disappointment.

Aberdeen

Aviemore RZSS Highland Wildlife Park Perth Edinburgh

TRAVELLING NORTH On the A9 (to Inverness), turn left for Kingussie and follow the B9152 TRAVELLING SOUTH On the A9 (Perth), take the turning for Aviemore to Kincraig and follow the B9152

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig, Kingussie, Inverness-shire PH21 1NL

highlandwildlifepark.org.uk @HighlandWPark

01540 651 270


THE HOME OF COUNTRY CLOTHING

THE HOME OF COUNTRY CLOTHING THE HOUSE OF BRUAR IS SCOTLAND’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS COUNTRY STORE UNRIVALLED MENSWEAR HALL AND FISHING TACKLE SHOP COUNTRY LIVING GIFT DEPARTMENT AND PRESENT SHOP

INCORPORATING LADIES COUNTRY CLOTHING HALLS FOOD HALL & DELICATESSEN WITH BUTCHERY

CONTEMPORARY RURAL ART GALLERY

SHOE & HAND BAG DEPARTMENT

600 SEATER RESTAURANT

SCOTLAND’S LARGEST CASHMERE HALL

THE SALE SHOP

Our new catalogue has been launched, please ring 01796 483236 or visit our website to request your copy. The House of Bruar by Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5TW. Telephone: 01796 483236 Email: office@houseofbruar.com

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Explore the world at Inverewe riot of of colour colour and and scents, scents, Inverewe Inverewe brings exotic plants from around AA riot around the the world world together amid amid the the rugged rugged landscape landscape of Wester Ross. Lose yourself together yourself in in the the lush lush setting setting and discover discover rare rare Wollemi Wollemi pines, pines, Himalayan blue poppies, daisy bushes and bushes from from New New Zealand,Tasmanian Tasmanian eucalypts, eucalypts, and rhododendrons from China, Nepal Zealand, Nepal and and India. India. New for for summer summer 2016 2016 Inverewe Inverewe House, never before open to visitors, New visitors, invites invites you you to discover discover the the stories stories of of the the father and daughter who pioneered Inverewe to Inverewe and and the the challenges of of gardening gardening on on the the edge. challenges

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