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So much to see and do within easy reach

Deep in the Highlands of Scotland you’ll find Strathspey, with Nethy Bridge set in its very heart between Aviemore and Grantown. With the majestic backdrop of the often-snow capped Cairngorm Mountains, the salmon-filled River Spey, and acres of Abernethy Forest, you’ll find Nethy Bridge the perfect setting for your Scottish Highland holiday.

Nethy Bridge remains largely unspoiled since Victorian times with pretty grassy areas, a sense of community and the true spirit of a highland village. The area also annually houses some famous residents – the Loch Garten Ospreys as seen on BBC’s “Springwatch”!

Things to see and do:

* Nethy Bridge
Discover more about our community, local sights and activities at our community website www.nethybridge.com

* Aviemore
Aviemore is a well known and popular holiday destination with beautiful scenery and an abundance of things to do for all ages. There is a thriving local population and a welcoming atmosphere for all our visitors. Aviemore is a year round destination with snowsports being the popular winter activity and walking, climbing, biking, and a whole host of other activities the main summer draw.

* RSPB – Loch Garten
When ospreys returned to breed in Scotland, this ancient Caledonian pineforest is where they chose to come. The Loch Garten Osprey Centre provides fantastic views of these magnificent birds on the nest, as well as close up views thanks to our non-invasive CCTV camera. The reserve also has some excellent walks, with the chance to see red squirrels, dragonflies and crested tits. Early in spring, join us for Caper-watch and see the spectacular display of the capercaillie, Scotland’s largest grouse.

* Ski/Visit Cairngorm Mountain
CairnGorm Mountain is home to Scotland’s only funicular railway. This is a unique visitor experience that allows people of all abilities to reach the Top Station where the Ptarmigan Restaurant is located with panoramic views from over 3,500ft. There is also a viewing terrace, exhibition, shop and the highest post box in the British isles. Great in summer and winter.

* Ski Lecht

For all the latest information regarding slope conditions and access routes www.lecht.co.uk

* Walk Highlands

Get information about all the amazing local walks, hikes and cylce routes nearby www.walkhighlands.co.uk

* Strathspey Steam Railway
A fantastic experience for all the family.

* Speyside Cooperage
The only working cooperage in the UK where you can experience the ancient art of cooopering.

* Cairngorm Brewery
Visit a traditional highland brewery in Aviemore.

* Grantown Museum
Grantown Museum tells the story of the town’s beginnings and is a source of great pride to the people of Grantown.

* Highland Wildlife Park
Discover Scottish wildlife and endangered animals of the world’s mountains and tundra in a spectacular setting. Drive around the Main Reserve in your own car and then investigate the walk-round area on foot.

* Jacobite – Experience Loch Ness
Whether you are simply looking for a short boat trip or a half day luxury cruise on Loch Ness, Jacobite Scotland is the number one cruise company for a wide selection of tours, cruises, and charters on the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness. Cruising the loch and Caledonian Canal, visiting Urquhart Castle and the Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition, enjoying on-board entertainment from a drink at the bar to a full-scale celebration, a Jacobite cruise offers something for everyone.

* Lagganlia Outdoor Centre
Lagganlia provides high quality residential Outdoor Learning opportunities for primary and secondary schools, colleges, youth groups and all other types of organised groups within the astounding natural environment of the Cairngorms National Park.

* The Forestry Commission
Highliting some of the best local walks, beaches, forests, woodland and open ground.

* Highland Folk Museum
The Highland Folk Museum brings to life the domestic and working conditions of earlier Highland peoples.

* Rothiemurchas Estate
Rothiemurchus is a special place at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, near Aviemore, in the Scottish Highlands. It offers a warm welcome, stunning scenery and outdoor activities for individuals, families, and groups.

* Speyside Centre
A real feast for your senses with so much more than white and purple Heather! The Speyside Centre, a Family run 4-star visitor attraction located in the Cairngorms National Park between Grantown on Spey and Aviemore, is a must for every visitor to the Highlands.

* Wilderness Tours Aviemore
Established in 2001 the friendly professional team of guides and office staff know the wild places of Scotland better than anyone!

* Loch Ness Exhibition
Visit the Loch Ness Exhibition for a closer look into the tales of the depths of Loch Ness, a multimedia exhibition with many special effects. The exhibition continues to be one of the North of Scotlands premier tourist attractions. Also on site are retail outlets, kiltmaker’s, whisky shop and Heraldry shop – where you can look up your clan history.
50 miles from Nethybridge (approx)

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