Under an Hour Away

The Strathspey Railway - take a steam train in the Highlands between Aviemore and Boat of Garten.The Strathspey Railway aims to offer the visitor an experience of a Railway of the 1950 to 1960s period.  Why not take a trip on the train to re-capture the nostalgia of this era ? 

RSPB - Osprey Centre - situated at Grianan, by Nethybridge. Visit the Osprey Viewing Hide overlooking nesting ospreys, spectacular fish-eating birds of prey. Open April till late August.

LANDMARK - situated in Carrbridge 40 minutes drive from Laggan. Bring the children here and you will not be able to get them away as there is so much to see and do. Including Adventureland which has the Big Slide, the Tube, Arial Net Walkway, Obstacle Trail and Kiddies Area. Also here is the Fire Tower, the tallest timber tower in the country - climb the 105 steps to the top for amazing views. The ancient forest includes the Red Squirrel Trail and the Tree Top Trail. The Timber Trail with steam powered sawmill, Fred the Clydesdale horse and 'hands on' activity area will interest all age groups. There are 3 different rides available on the Wild Water Coaster - the Wildcat, Falcon and the Otter. Open Easter to October.

Other visiting tips in and around the Carrbridge area can be viewed here

ROTHIEMURCHUS HIGHLAND ESTATE - situated on the Cairngorm ski road visit the estate to experience outstanding scenery and varied wildlife as well as guided walks and tours, clay pigeon shooting, 4 x 4 driving and fishing.

BLAIR CASTLE - just off the A9 around 45 minutes drive from Laggan. The castle is set in extensive parklands. It is the traditional home of the Dukes of Atholl and offers a unique experience of Scotland's past and present. You can walk through 32 fully furnished rooms displaying beautiful furniture, fine painting, arms and armour, china, lace and embroidery. In the parklands you can see Highland Cattle, deer parks and peacocks. There is also a children's play area. Open from 1st April to end October.