Grantown-on-Spey is a vibrant, historic Highland town in the Cairngorms National Park. We are surrounded by beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife and so much to see and do. There is something for everyone! Here is just a selection of ideas:
Whisky – we have over 50 distilleries within a short drive of RossMor, including the world famous Malt Whisky Trail. Many distilleries offer tours and tastings. You can also see the ancient art of coopering at The Speyside Cooperage.
Walking and hiking - from leisurely strolls to mountain hikes, we have numerous options. Flat circular walks through Grantown’s 200 year old Scots pine woods and the River Spey start from our front door. For those that want to climb, we have four of the five highest mountain peaks in Scotland within the Cairngorms National Park – Ben Macdui (1309m), Cairn Gorm (1245m), Braeriach (1296m) and Cairn Toul (1293m). If you are looking for an easier option, you can always take our mountain railway up Cairn Gorm for spectacular views. Grantown is also popular stopping point for people walking the Speyside Way and Dava Way.
Lochs & Glens – Cruise Loch Ness with Jacobite Cruises. The Rothiemurchus Estate at Aviemore has lovely walks at Loch Morlich and Loch An Eilein. Glen Affric is one of Scotland’s most beautiful glens and is just over an hour from RossMor.
History – Castles (both ruined and lived in), museums and ancient battlefields are all a short distance away. The Queen’s summer residence, Balmoral Castle, is an hour’s drive through the mountains.
Wildlife – wherever you go, you will see plenty of wildlife. We offer guests wildlife and photography packages, from one hour to 3 days in partnership with A9Birds. You can visit our wild reindeer on Cairngorm Mountain with the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, see our ospreys at RSPB Osprey Centre, and see other native (and not so native!) animals at the Highland Wildlife Park.
Sports – the ski slopes of Cairngorm Mountain and Lecht are within 40minutes of RossMor or try mountain biking here in the summer. Championship golf courses surround us. The River Spey is renowned for fishing the salmon and sea trout. Also available locally are mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, archery, quad biking, pony trekking, tennis, bowls and much more.
Other attractions – Landmark Forest Adventure Park for a fun family day out, the Strathspey Steam Railway for a back in time journey through Monarch of the Glen country, The Speyside Heather Centre or pottery painting at Smarty Art in Grantown.
Local events throughout the year, include: