Visitor guide to Carrbridge, a little village near Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands. Includes details on sleeping and eating and transport.

At Carrbridge, a pleasant little village seven miles north of Aviemore, is the Landmark Forest Heritage Park, a woodland theme park which combines entertainment, education and shopping. There's a raised Treetop Trail for viewing wildlife, a fire tower, maze and various nature trails and fun rides. It manages to avoid being tacky and it offers good fun for kids. Apr to mid-Jul daily 1000-1800; mid-Jul to Aug 1000-1900; Sep-Mar 1000-1700; Tel.01479-841613. In the village itself is the decidedly fragile-looking 18th-centuryBridge of Carr, which is not for vertigo sufferers. The nine-holed 2623-yard Carrbridge Golf Course. Tel.01479-841623.

Carrbridge Events

Golden Spurtle Porridge Making Championships

A day of family filled activities celebrating Scotland's national dish with porridge enthusiasts competing to become World Porridge Making Champion.

World Porridge Making Championship

The World Porridge Making Championships is followed with interest by fans of Scotland's traditional national dish across the globe. This celebration of Scottish culture includes a pipe band parade of judges and competitors, the official Toast to the Porridge, craft & produce stalls, live music, 3km & 5km Forest Run etc. World Porridge Day - oatmeal events across the globe in aid of Mary's Meals.

Carrbridge Hotels & Accommodation

There are several places to stay in Carrbridge. Top of the range is the stylish Dalrachney Lodge Hotel, Tel. 841252, www.dalrachney.co.uk, a former Victorian hunting lodge with a good restaurant. Late Rooms Availability for Dalrachney Lodge in Carrbridge

A charming small luxury hotel is the Fairwinds Hotel. Excellent food. Recommended. Late Rooms Availability for Fairwinds Hotel in Carrbridge

More down to earth, but nonetheless comfortable, is the Cairn Hotel, Tel. 841212,www.cairnhotel.co.uk, which serves good-value bar meals.

There's also the much cheaper option of the Carrbridge Bunkhouse Hostel, Tel. 841250, at Dalrachney House, half a mile north of the village on the road to Inverness.

Self Catering Cottages in Carrbridge

Travel Directions to Carrbridge

There are several buses daily (except Sun) to Carrbridge from Inverness and Grantown-on-Spey with Highland Country Buses, Tel. 01463-233371.

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