Set right in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, there are few places that can take your breath away in quite the way Cairngorms National Park can. The perfect way to fall in love with the Highlands, the UK’s biggest national park’s a spectacular landscape of mountains, history and views views views…and it’s just waiting to be discovered. The Cairngorms are in Northern Scotland and are easily accessible from Inverness, Aberdeen and Grantown on Spey.
Whether your Cairngorms holiday poses the perfect opportunity to don your hiking boots and set about exploring the scenery on foot, or you make the most of the unique landscape and indulge in a little skiing or snowboarding, one of the things we love about the area is that, in spite of the tranquility there's never a dull moment. You’ll find regular guided walks to take you along the Cairn Gorm mountain trail path every day between May and October, so if you’re keen to experience the landscape close up the Ranger will be on hand to point out everything you need to see along the way.
If you look at mountain scenery and see a challenge then a stay in the area means one thing – taking on Ben Macdui. The highest of the mountains in the Cairngorms and the second highest in the whole of the UK (after Ben Nevis of course), there’s a wildness to this mountain that makes it one of the ultimate ones to tick off the list for experienced climbers visiting the area.
If, like us, you’re content to forgo the climbing and just admire the sight of the mountain ranges from a distance, the Mountain Railway’s on hand with a journey you’ll remember for a lifetime. The UK’s highest railway makes her way slowly up and down the slopes of Cairn Gorm, giving her passengers time to sit back and let the sight of the surrounding slopes take their breath away. The railway takes passengers to the mountain’s Top Station, where the restaurant, shop and viewing terrace means you can relax for a while and just enjoy the views.