Nestling in the very heart of the Scottish Highlands is the delightful age-old village of Carrbridge. The first of the Scottish ski villages, the history of this small but lively community dates back many hundreds of years with its past reflected in the curved arches of its ancient packhorse bridge - the oldest stone bridge in the Highlands.
Surrounded by spectacular mountain and moorland scenery and within easy reach of a host of exciting tourist attractions, Carrbridge has a great deal to offer both summer and winter visitors.
The village has its own pony trekking centre, a challenging nine hole golf course, a bowling green, miles of woodland trails suitable for walking and biking and The Landmark Centre. The local pub, post office and artists studio are a two minute walk from our front door.
Situated off the A9, Carrbridge provides an ideal base from which to explore the Cairngorm National Park as well as other areas of the Highlands from the Highland capital of Inverness to Loch Ness, the Malt Whisky Trail, Royal Deeside, the Moray Coast and the West Highlands and Skye.
Among the attractions which have helped put Carrbridge on the map is the Landmark Forestry Heritage (all our guests get a 10% discount) and Adventure Park with its wild water coaster, stream powered saw mill and tree top trail set in an ancient pine forest.
The famous Landmark Visitor Centre in Carrbridge, right on our doorstep - offers forest trails, a superb forest watch tower to climb, a working steam powered sawmill, an adventureland in the forest for children and the spectacular wildwatercoaster ride. There is also a restaurant and snack bar.
The centre also offers a superb 3-D audio-visual presentation on the The Great Wood of Caledon, narrated by David Bellamy.
The attractions include a Wildwatercoaster, a runaway Raft Ride for all ages in all weathers; the Red Squirrel Nature Trail with Treetop Trail and wildlife feeding area; 'Ant City', a giant adventure playground; the Pinnacle climbing wall; electric mini-cars; remote controlled trucks; a working steam powered Sawmill; Clydesdale Horse demonstrations; giant viewing tower; fun Forest Maze; Microworld exhibition; Shop, Restaurant and Snack Bar. It's even fun in wet weather!
International Events in Carrbridge
Join us for the chainsaw carving competition which is held annually at the end August/beginning of September and attracts entries from all over the world. Watch as the competitors create masterpiece sculptures from logs of wood in just 4 hours. For full details, see the website at: www.carvecarrbridge.com
THE WORLD PORRIDGE MAKING CHAMPIONSHIP
Carrbridge's very own world championships! Competitors converge on the village to compete for the Golden Spurtle Trophy and the title of World Champion Porridge Maker by producing the perfect bowl of porridge. This event takes place at the beginning of October. See www.goldenspurtle.com for full details.
THE WICKED WOLF TRIATHLON
A triathlon event held annually in July to raise funds for Cancer Research. See new.wickedwolftriathlon.co.uk for full entry details.