Visitor Centre


We were proud to open the new Explore Abernethy Visitor Centre in the Community Centre in spring 2015. In 2017 it was awarded 3 Star Visitor Attraction status by VisitScotland.

Opening times

March until November: 7 days a week; 9.30am – 5.00pm

Winter opening as above, weather permitting.

You are welcome to come and look around. Don’t forget to tell us about your exciting wildlife sightings. Write them on our fun interactive sightings board and see what else is around.

Although the centre is mainly unmanned, the Ranger is at the centre on Fridays 9.30 to 11.00 from April – September and often around and about in Nethy Bridge on other days.

The centre provides:

  • Visitor Information and orientation (local to Park-wide) including info on paths, Dell Woods National Nature Reserve and Cairngorms National Park
  • Exhibits / displays
  • Hands on children’s activities
  • Historical information and artefacts
  • Walks packs, Trail maps for sale.
  • and …  Toilets!!!

The visitor centre refurbishment was funded by the Cairngorms National Park Authority and Scottish Natural Heritage.