Aviemore is one of the largest towns in the Cairngorm National Park, with a population of 2,397. Nestling in the shadow of the Cairngorm Mountains and gateway to the National Park, this renowned all year round holiday resort offers a unique variety of attractions and activities. There is something for everyone whether you are looking for exhilarating adventure holiday or relaxing breaks with superb winter sports, water sports, golfing and walking the extensive trails!
Boat of Garten, a peaceful Highland village, is set amongst heather clad hills and native woodland, adjacent to the mighty River Spey. Abundant wildlife, magnificent scenery, many sporting and leisure activities and a traditional Highland welcome await you. Play our superb 18-hole golf course or fish the Spey. Unique bird watching opportunities abound; tranquil woods and dramatic hillsides to walk, climb or ski. Cycle on excellent tracks and quiet roads or travel on a scenic steam railway.
Carrbridge is a small but lively village within the Cairngorms National Park. A traditional Scottish Highland village, visitors will find the picturesque village of Carrbridge provides the ideal base for a truly memorable fun filled holiday. Carrbridge is home to the famous Landmark Forest Adventure Park, an absolute must for children (and adults) of all ages! The village also boasts several shops, restaurants and bars with regular live music, scenic woodland walks and cycle routes to suit all abilities, a popular 9 hole golf course, pony trekking and a visitor friendly bowling club. Carrbidge is also an excellent base for winter sports, with the Cairngorm Mountain only 25 minutes drive and the Lecht Ski centre approx 45 minutes drive.
Dulnain Bridge is centred around the high 18th century bridge over the River Dulnain and has a shop and post office. The surrounding forests of mature Caledonian Pines contain many rare and interesting species. The bird list is headed by the endangered Capercaillie which are regularly seen. There are Scottish Crossbills, the small but beautiful Crested Tit, Buzzards, Eagles, and of course Ospreys. The Red Squirrel is very much at home here! Curr Wood, on the south and east of the village has the country's largest population of Twinflower, known by the botanical name of linnea borealis. They share the forest floor with a tiny orchid called Creeping Ladies Tresses. For other amenities, Grantown on Spey is 4.5 miles away and Aviemore is 10 miles away.
Situated in the heart of the Scottish Highlands Grantown-on-Spey is the ideal location for a holiday. The area offers fishing on the river Spey, walking in the surrounding hills and woodland, golfing on the renowned Grantown 18 hole course with others in the area, mntn biking, sailing, horse riding, skiing - the list goes on and on. You will find Grantown an ideal base for touring the Scottish Highlands being close to the Moray Firth (30mims) and at the entrance to the famous Malt Whisky and Castle Trails!
The pleasant village of Nethy Bridge is a quiet alternative skiing base to Aviemore. In the centre of the Cairngorms National park and sitting on the border of the old Caledonian forest, Nethy is a picturesque village in the Spey Valley offering golf and various outdoor activities including horse riding and beautiful walks through the forests, where you may chance upon some of the rarest wildlife in Scotland.