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Highland Wildlife Park

Learn about Scotland’s incredible variety of wildlife at this drive-through safari park and walking area.

The Highland Wildlife Park is a natural area of parkland, home to an impressive collection of wildlife. See a number of rare animals, such as Scottish wildcats, as well as wolves and other species that are now extinct in the rest of Scotland. Drive thorough the park’s main reserve, listen to engaging wildlife talks given by staff and explore the walking areas on foot.

At the Entrance Reserve, admire the view of the park backed by the stunning Cairngorm Mountains. See free-roaming yak and Bactrian camels, as well as Mishmi takin (a type of goat-antelope) in the first of the park’s two reserves.

Drive through the Main Reserve to see the park’s herd of European bison. If you don’t arrive by car, take one of the guided Land Rover tours provided by the park. Don’t miss the polar bear enclosure near the beginning of the reserve. Look around to see lapwings, oystercatcher and barnacle geese who live in the reserve.

Stroll through the park’s Woodland Walk, where you’ll see Eurasian eagle owls and Scottish wildcats. If you’re lucky, you might spot a wild red squirrel at one of the walk’s feeding stations. Check out the park’s European wolf pack in Wolf Wood and the herd of European forest reindeer nearby.

See the daily feeding talks hosted by the park’s animal keepers. Watch Amur tigers, snow monkeys or snow leopards being fed while the animal keepers provide interesting commentary about each species.

Join one of the park’s organized photography walks, during which experienced guides and keepers lead aspiring photographers around the park. These walks allow photographers to safely get nearer to the animals than would be possible during a normal visit, in order to capture more close-up shots.

The Highland Wildlife Park is 10 miles (16 kilometers) southwest of Aviemore. The park has an admission fee. The last admission is 1 hour before closing. Reach the park easily by bus or train from Aviemore.


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Columba House Hotel & Garden Restaurant

Columba House Hotel & Garden Restaurant

Manse Road, Kingussie
3.5
of 5, from 15 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Highland Folk Museum and within 12 mi (20 km) of Highland Wildlife Park and Craigellachie National Nature Reserve. Rothiemurchus Estate Visitor Centre and Speyside Wildlife are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Luxury Lodge With hot tub in Scotland

Luxury Lodge With hot tub in Scotland

Invertromie, Kingussie
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Kingussie, this historic vacation home is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Highland Folk Museum and within 12 mi (20 km) of Highland Wildlife Park and Loch an Eilein. Craigellachie National Nature Reserve and Rothiemurchus Estate Visitor Centre are also within 16 mi (25 km).

£29
The Silverfjord

The Silverfjord

Ruthven Road, Kingussie
4.1
of 5, from 16 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Kingussie, this inn is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Highland Folk Museum and within 12 mi (20 km) of Highland Wildlife Park and Craigellachie National Nature Reserve. Rothiemurchus Estate Visitor Centre is 12.3 mi (19.8 km) away.

£79
Hilton Coylumbridge

Hilton Coylumbridge

Aviemore Invernesshire, Aviemore
3.8
of 5, from 274 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Aviemore hotel is located on the riverwalk, within a 15-minute walk of Rothiemurchus Estate Visitor Centre and Speyside Wildlife. Craigellachie National Nature Reserve and Loch an Eilein are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Carrick House

Carrick House

Duke Street, Kingussie
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Kingussie, this vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Highland Folk Museum and within 12 mi (20 km) of Highland Wildlife Park and Craigellachie National Nature Reserve. Rothiemurchus Estate Visitor Centre and Speyside Wildlife are also within 12 mi (20 km).

The Cross at Kingussie

The Cross at Kingussie

Tweed Mill Brae, Kingussie
4.7
of 5, from 10 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in a national park, this bed & breakfast is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Highland Folk Museum and within 12 mi (20 km) of Highland Wildlife Park and Craigellachie National Nature Reserve. Rothiemurchus Estate Visitor Centre and Speyside Wildlife are also within 16 mi (25 km).

£53
Sonnhalde Guest House

Sonnhalde Guest House

East Terrace, Kingussie
4.4
of 5, from 52 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Kingussie, this guesthouse is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Highland Folk Museum and within 12 mi (20 km) of Highland Wildlife Park and Craigellachie National Nature Reserve. Speyside Wildlife and Rothiemurchus Estate Visitor Centre are also within 12 mi (20 km).

£60
Duke Of Gordon Hotel

Duke Of Gordon Hotel

Newtonmore Road, Kingussie
3.6
of 5, from 23 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Kingussie, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Highland Folk Museum and within 12 mi (20 km) of Highland Wildlife Park and Craigellachie National Nature Reserve. Rothiemurchus Estate Visitor Centre and Speyside Wildlife are also within 12 mi (20 km).