~ Local Places of Interest ~

Our town, Grantown-on-Spey is small but to our minds perfectly formed. The town sits on the edge of the stunningly beautiful Cairngorms National Park, the ideal base from which to explore the best of the Scottish Highlands. In the winter months, we are visited by many hikers and skiers’/snowboarders who want to make the best of the crisp, winter snow.

Like most destinations in Scotland, Summertime is high season, and our rooms are booked out very quickly for key dates in June/July & August. Early booking is essential during these times. Let us give you an idea of our suggested places to visit and what there is to see and do around Grantown-on-Spey.


Can you imagine the joy of playing Golf on a course situated in Cairngorm National Park? This is an 18 hole Golf Course that is simply superb. At the end of a great game of golf, enjoy some hearty meals and tipples overlooking the first tee.

Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

No need to visit Santa in Lapland when you can visit Britain’s only free-ranging herd of reindeer in the Cairngorm mountains. The herd boasts about 150 reindeer in total and these wonderful animals love to welcome visitors from everywhere.


Yet again another one of the best adventure parks in the UK is right here on our doorstep. Voted by trip advisor as one of the Top 10 in the UK, here is where you will find water coasters, tropical hot-houses, and dinosaur kingdom.

Loch Garten Centre

A nature reserve that will truly capture all your senses and bring you back in time to ancient lands. It is so beautiful in every sense of the word, that you will find it hard to leave. Regular sightings of red squirrels, rare birds and other forest life make a trip here a rewarding outing for anyone visiting the area.


One of the best visitor attractions in the Highlands, Craggan Outdoors has won more awards than we can mention here. In 2019 they were voted “Best outdoor adventure experience” in the Scottish Enterprise awards, and for good reason. They can deliver in a safe and fun way the absolute best in outdoor activity focused experiences for individuals, families and groups of all ages and fitness levels. They have any number of activities to choose from including archery, kayaking, fish, and foot golf, and that is for starters.