Day 4 - Strathspey Steam Railway, Highland ‘coo’ safari and Culloden Battlefield
Travelling to Aviemore, we join the nostalgic Strathspey Steam
Railway for a trip through the stunning sights of Cairngorms
National Park. Winding our way alongside the River Spey, we enjoy
views of rolling hills blanketed by purple heather, the craggy top
of Cairngorm Mountain and the thick pine forests and wooded glens
which line the tracks.
Next, we make our way to the Rothiemurchus Estate. Set in the
heart of the Highlands, within Cairngorms National Park, we get to
meet some of the most adorable Highland residents, the iconic
Highland cow. Taking part in a 'hairy coo safari', a local ranger
teaches us more about these shaggy creatures as we enjoy plenty of
photo opportunities. Finally, we travel by coach to Culloden
Battlefield. This atmospheric site was where the 1746 Battle of
Culloden - the last major battle held on British soil - was fought.
We return to our hotel by coach and enjoy a final farewell meal