Grantown on Spey - Jane Hope

Discover Grantown-on-Spey

Grantown is a charming, traditional Highland town surrounded by stunning scenery in the Cairngorms National Park.

Grantown is perfectly placed in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, at one end of the Snow Road which cuts through the mountains, and at the gateway to Speyside whisky country. It’s a great base for a holiday to discover our town and explore further afield.

Hire a bike or explore on foot the miles of accessible community-owned woodland, river and viewpoint paths surrounding the town, whilst watching for wildlife – birds, squirrels, deer and you might even spot the rare capercaillie. For a bit of retail therapy, the traditional High Street has independent award-winning shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. And the Cairngorms Farmers Market sets up in the Town Square once a month during the summer. With lots of accommodation choices to suit all budgets, why not stay a few nights and enjoy some of our fabulous eating establishments as well.

For adventure and sport there are two golf courses, a mountain bike park, tennis courts, fishing on the River Spey, escape rooms, a leisure centre and Craggan Outdoors where you can book archery, kayaking and many other outdoor activities. And after all of this, you can relax with a spa at The Therapy Suite.

The Visitor Information Centre is at the Museum where you can experience life in the past and dress up in handmade replica costumes from characters of Outlander or Downtown Abbey.

Historically, Grantown is a planned town with a welcoming community, beautiful architecture, a large conservation area and protected buildings. It’s surrounded by Highland estates with various outdoor country sports on offer and is close to the steam railway and Cairngorm Mountain.

 many thanks to Jane Hope for supplying the images used of Grantown on Spey.