What to do and see in Nethy Bridge, United Kingdom (UK): The Best Places and Tips

December 15, 2017 Concepcion Newsome

Nethy Bridge (Scottish Gaelic: Cinn Drochaid or Drochaid Neithich) is a small village in Strathspey in the Highland council area of Scotland. It is located in the historical parish of Abernethy and Kincardine.
Restaurants in Nethy Bridge

1. RSPB Loch Garten

Nethy Bridge, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH25 3EF, Scotland +44 1479 831476
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4.5 based on 482 reviews

RSPB Loch Garten

RSPB Loch Garten Osprey Centre sits amidst the stunning Caledonian pineforest, just a short walk from the shores of beautiful Loch Garten. The centre is open every day from April 1 to the first weekend in September, though the rest of the reserve is open all year round. It opens at 10am till 6.00pm, and last entry is at 5.00pm. There is a viewing area in the centre, with binoculars and telescopes to view the ospreys and other wildlife, plus live hi-definition CCTV pictures to give really good close up views of the birds on the nest. Red squirrels can often be seen on our feeders and a large array of small birds visit too. There are always knowledgeable and friendly staff and volunteers on hand to help you make the most of your visit and presentations on the previous year's osprey season are also given. There are activities and games for children both in the centre and on the walk up from the car park. The Osprey Centre shop stocks binoculars and telescopes, gifts, toys, cards, hot and cold drinks, ice creams and snacks. There are picnic benches and garden benches outside if the weather allows! Two beautiful woodland walks take you through magnificent pine forest to tranquil Loch Garten and Loch Mallachie - one accessed from the Osprey Centre car park and the other from the nearby Loch Mallachie car park.

Reviewed By Foodfriend100 - Cheltenham, United Kingdom

The centre was closed when we visited, but don’t let that stop you! Plenty of car parking space and the path through the pine trees was full of birds and herons while we admired the Loch. We did walk the pathway to the centres buildings...MoreThank you for your review of visiting Loch Garten - we're pleased you had a good time, even though it was out of season and the centre was closed. Sounds like a lovely way to spend an hour!

2. Abernethy National Nature Reserve

Nethy Bridge PH25 3HA, Scotland +44 1479 810477
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5 based on 4 reviews

Abernethy National Nature Reserve

Reviewed By fedupsingle - Wrexham

This place is massive! Very quiet and great for wildlife, but we thought it would have been improved by having a small café and toilets. The composting toilet at Loch Garten was ok if desperate, but the ammonia smell was overpowering! We often go to nature reserves in England and Wales which all have visitors centres, and feel that a reserve of this size warrants some decent facilities.

3. Anagach Woods

Forest Road, Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland +44 1479 872273
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4.5 based on 266 reviews

Anagach Woods

Reviewed By thesetter - Warwickshire

It’s not a big place but this community wood offers peace and quiet. Beautiful pine wood with red squirrels (we saw 6) and birds. Worth taking a small detour to the banks of the Spey. Beautiful.

4. Landmark Forest Adventure Park

Landmark Landmark Landmark Main Street, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3AJ, Scotland +44 1479 841613
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Landmark Forest Adventure Park

Winner of 'The Perfect Family Day Out' but Visit Scotland and The Daily Mail, Landmark Forest Adventure Park also won Mumsnet 'Best Outdoor Playground' award. Where else can you twist and turn through the trees on a family friendly roller-coaster, take the plunge down one of three water coasters and even get the chance to walk through an amazing tropical hot-house with hundreds of stunningly beautiful butterflies and exotic flowers!? Be intrigued at the world’s first Bamboozeleum right here in the Cairngorms; you’ll enter a magical gallery of illusions and puzzles to test the sharpest of wits. See infinity rooms, morphing machines, thermal imagery and more that will fascinate the youngest to the wisest of minds. Take an adventure down to the Wonderwood where nothing is as it seems! Here you will find three mind-boggling cabins where the normal rules of physics simply don’t apply. Which one will be your favourite – The Spinning Vortex, Topsy Turvy Room or the Growing-Shrinking Room? For those looking for a real challenge why not take on RopeworX, the first high-ropes course of its kind in the UK. According to scientists you are officially 98% monkey, so now’s your chance to put their theory to the test. Harness up and step up to the plate! For those under 1.5m, the Tarzan Trail offers a great alternative and the Wee Monkey Trail is absolutely ideal for those aged 2-5. Perhaps the mightiest challenge of them all though is Skydive. Skydive is a pure adrenaline experience, just harness up, climb the mast to 50 feet and step off… easy! Just don’t let the nerves get the better of you! The latest addition to the park is the Butterfly house, which is an amazing tropical hot-house with hundreds of stunningly beautiful butterflies and exotic flowers. Watch close-up as they hatch, fly and feed on nectar and fruit. Make sure to look out for the recently added Asian Quail, scuttling through the undergrowth! Are you brave enough to follow in the footsteps of the Lost Explorer to the safety of The Amazing Tree Mansion? Bubbling mud pools, dangerous caverns, dangerous creatures and a magic waterfall gateway are just a few of the challenges that will bring your adventurous family lots of laughs and scares on the way. Don’t forget to take in the beauty and tranquillity of the 10,000 year old forest via the Tree Top Trail. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for some rare, red squirrels on the way! If you enjoy this walkway, then you’ll love the panoramic views from the top of the Forest Tower. Families have been enjoying Landmark Forest Adventure Park for nearly 50 years and with all these great activities on offer, it’s a must-do for any family in the Cairngorms National Park!

Reviewed By Silvia A - Alloa, United Kingdom

We visited out of season - between Xmas and New Year. The majority of the park was closed, due to the winter and snow. Most of the woodland walks were closed due to snow and ice but still managed a good walk with our child and our dog. We loved the indoor optical light areas, and the butterfly house was nice too.
The tickets was reasonably priced for the winter season.
Staff were very friendly and kind.

5. Loch Morlich

Glenmore Forest Park, Aviemore PH22 1QU, Scotland +44 1479 861221
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5 based on 377 reviews

Loch Morlich

Reviewed By Basilio_10 - Birmingham, United Kingdom

We decided to pay a quick visit here before checking into our hotel in Aviemore despite it being 5 miles further and then back again. Wow! I am so glad we did because it was just beautiful. We didn't need to stop long although a walk along the side would have been lovely but it was just nice to enjoy the view out over the snowy hills. It was a really still afternoon so the reflections were beautiful and the sun was shining on the water too making for some stunning pictures.
Even the next day when we were skiing at Cairngorm mountain the views of Loch Morlich were lovely.

6. Cairngorm Reindeer Herd

Cairngorm Reindeer Centre | Glenmore, Glenmore, Aviemore PH22 1QU, Scotland +44 1479 861228
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4.5 based on 915 reviews

Cairngorm Reindeer Herd

Late Winter/ Early Spring Visit Britain's only free-ranging herd of reindeer in their natural environment. At this time of year all of our reindeer are out and about free-ranging in the Cairngorm Mountains. 11am visits every day, follow a reindeer herder as they lead you up the mountain. Once there, your guide will tell you all about the reindeer and you can walk amongst them, stroking and feeding by hand. The walk takes 20 -40 minutes depending where the reindeer are each day. It takes you across rough and muddy ground so make sure you've got some sturdy footwear and some cosy layers! Full waterproofs are a necessity. The weather can still be unpredictable and as the reindeer are free-ranging at this time of year please give us a wee call on the day of your visit (just after 9am is a good time)to make sure we've found the herd! Spaces are limited so please arrive in good time. We do not have a pre-booking system so places are allocated first come first served basis.

Reviewed By Katy F

Arrive early to get your spot, as it works on a first come first serve basis. We went in December so wrapped up warm in ski gear. There is a steep walk up to the heard so it is't ideal for anyone that has trouble walking.
The guides were very knowledgeable and explained all about the reindeer heard and the history of the center before allowing us to feed and take all the photos we wanted.
It was only a short experience, around 1 -2 hours, you are able to leave once you're ready.

7. Caorunn Gin Tour

Balmenach Distillery, Cromdale PH26 3PF, Scotland +44 1479 874933
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5 based on 35 reviews

Caorunn Gin Tour

A dry and crisp, aromatic taste adventure. Intimate and personal tours. Insight into Caorunn’s artisanal production process, botanical garden and foraged local ingredients. Behind-the-scenes tour of the production area. Tutored deconstructed nosing and tasting session. Neat tasting and refreshing Caorunn&T with red apple wedges.

Reviewed By Andrew S - Pitlochry, United Kingdom

We thoroughly enjoyed the Caorunn experience this afternoon. 1.5 hours of informative discussion and engagement led by Emma our guide. The visit included seeing the local botanical being grown, a chance to smell all of the botanical used, info on the Distilling method and plant used. Then a chance to put your nose and tongue against the gin masters to gauge the taste and smell of the botanical in a measure of great gin. The tour then finished with a perfect gin and tonic and the chance to buy some goodies. Great afternoon and exceptional value for money.

8. Abernethy Golf Club

Nethy Bridge PH25 3EB, Scotland +44 1479 821305
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5 based on 1 reviews

Abernethy Golf Club

Reviewed By Bob S - Oegstgeest, The Netherlands

This 9 hole heathland course is one not to be missed! Founded in 1893 its design is a test of low handicappers, with small difficult greens but also "user friendly" for higher handicappers and juniors - but do try and stay on the fairways - the heather looks nice but...The views are outstanding and the course is famous for its War Memorial on the 8 fairway (see photo), which whilst not meant as a guide for the blind green does draw the eye and apparently get hit quite a few times. Personally I found the short par 3 second hole where you need to hit over a road mentally the most challenging especially as a police van came up the road just before I hit! The clubhouse is very welcoming with teas and snacks. Fees are very reasonable at 18 GB pound for 9 holes (10 for juniors) and 25 for a day ticket (13 for juniors) - all 2017 prices

9. The Bookmark Bookshop

34 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3EH, Scotland +44 1479 873433
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5 based on 78 reviews

The Bookmark Bookshop

Reviewed By joolia76 - London, United Kingdom

So many books packed into this amazing find. Majorie is so friendly and knowledgable about books. Our 2 children were delighted with the selection and the whole family could have easily spent a couple of hours browsing. Definitely worth a visit.

10. Boat of Garten Golf Club

Nethybridge Road, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BQ, Scotland +44 1479 831282
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4.5 based on 66 reviews

Boat of Garten Golf Club

This picturesque championship golf course is one of the best known courses in the Scottish Highlands.

Reviewed By Liz M - Gullane, United Kingdom

I visit this course every year and I never cease to enjoy my rounds there. It is an absolute gem of a course and ever golfer should have it on their bucket list. The course is a classic with every hole presenting a challenge. Time...MoreThank you very much for your kind review. It's always good to get some positive feedback. I agree, the colours really are beautiful this Autumn. Look forward to welcoming you back again next year.

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