The Cairngorms Tourist Information

The Cairngorms is Britain’s largest National Park which opened in September 2003.

Visitors from all over the world visit this fabulous National Park to enjoy beautiful scenery, tranquil lochs, glistening rivers, wild moorlands and mountain peaks.

With very few roads to the area; visitors can travel on foot and enjoy the highest and most massive range of arctic mountains in Britain. The Cairngorms has four of Scotland’s five highest mountains. The different landforms that you will visage include granite tors, heavings and leavings from Ice Age glaciers.

So whether you enjoy mountain climbing, bird watching, fishing, horse riding, walking, skiing, rafting, canoeing, cycling or golf this makes the perfect base for an adventurous holiday or short break.

There are several events throughout the year. In August there is the annual Harley Davidson rally “Thunder in the Glen”. It is advisable to book early as this is a popular event with bike enthusiasts. In September there is the “Carve Carrbridge” Scottish Open Chainsaw Carving Competition which attracts competitors from all over the UK. In October there is the world “Porridge Making Championships” in Carrbridge, Inverness-shire. There are also the Highland games which can be seen in many of the villages during the summer months.

The Cairngorms National Park stretches from Grantown-on-Spey to the heads of the Angus Glens and is easily reached by air either by Inverness or Aberdeen or by train directly into Aviemore. Those driving from Edinburgh or Glasgow can reach the Cairngorms National Park in just 2 hours.

Cairngorms National Park has a great selection of quality guest houses and bed and breakfast accommodation.