Holidays in Highland Wildlife Park

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Highland Wildlife Park featuring dangerous animals and zoo animals

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.

291 Cheap Hotels Near Highland Wildlife Park

Shetland Cottage
Shetland Cottage
3 out of 5
Meadowside House, Kingussie, Scotland
Situated in Kingussie, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Highland Wildlife Park and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Loch Insh. Kingussie Golf Club and Highland Folk Museum ...
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Shetland Cottage
Inshcraig
Inshcraig
3.5 out of 5
Insh Highland, Kingussie, Scotland
Situated in Kingussie, this cottage is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Loch Insh and within 9 miles (15 km) of Highland Wildlife Park and Kingussie Golf Club. Loch an Eilein ...
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Hillfoot
Hillfoot
3.5 out of 5
Hillfoot Insh, Kingussie, Scotland
Situated in Kingussie, this golf cottage is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Loch Insh and within 9 miles (15 km) of Highland Wildlife Park and Kingussie Golf Club. Loch ...
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Hillfoot
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Shetland Cottage
Shetland Cottage
3 out of 5
Meadowside House, Kingussie, Scotland
Shetland Cottage
Inshcraig
Inshcraig
3.5 out of 5
Insh Highland, Kingussie, Scotland
Inshcraig
Hillfoot
Hillfoot
3.5 out of 5
Hillfoot Insh, Kingussie, Scotland
Hillfoot
Two Farr Lodge
Two Farr Lodge
4 out of 5
Old Farr Sawmill, Kingussie, Scotland
Two Farr Lodge
Torbreck Chalet
Torbreck Chalet
3.5 out of 5
Torbreck Cottage, Kingussie, Scotland
Torbreck Chalet
The Neuk
The Neuk
4 out of 5
10 The Brae, Kingussie, Scotland
The Neuk
Kirkstone Lodge 72673
Kirkstone Lodge 72673
Inveruglas, Kingussie, Scotland
Kirkstone Lodge 72673
Comfortable modern cottage with oak garden in Cairngorm National Park
Comfortable modern cottage with oak garden in Cairngorm National Park
Oak Cottage, 3 Braeriach Rd, Kingussie, SCT
Comfortable modern cottage with oak garden in Cairngorm National Park
Two Storey House With Fabulous Mountain Views
Two Storey House With Fabulous Mountain Views
Sneuk Head, Kingussie, SCT
Two Storey House With Fabulous Mountain Views
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