GRANTOWN ON SPEYHistoric town in the Cairngorms National Park – A great base to explore the Scottish Highlands
Grantown on Spey
Grantown on Spey is a friendly, historic town, centrally located within the Scottish Highlands in the north of the Cairngorms National Park. There is a good choice of independent retailers, cafes, restaurants, pubs and two golf courses! Grantown sits on the River Spey and is surrounded by unspoilt woodlands, lochs and views with plenty of walking trails to explore, as well as a waymarked viewpoint walk for stunning views across the town to the Cairngorm Mountain range, River Spey and the Cromdale Hills. Rossmor is situated at the south side of the town directly opposite woodlands and is a 5 minute walk to the High Street and 10 minutes to the Town Square.
Grantown is 14 miles from Aviemore and 35 miles from Inverness. Because Grantown is so central, most of our guests prefer to stay for a few nights to avoid having to re-pack their suitcases every night. Using Grantown as a base, you can easily explore the Cairngorms National Park, Speyside Malt Whisky Trail, Loch Ness and the Moray Coast. Grantown is 160 miles from Glasgow, and 150 miles from Edinburgh, the Isle of Skye and Thurso on the north coast.
If you love driving, there are three driving routes which are accessible from Grantown. The North Coast 500 is a circular route from Inverness across the north coast of Scotland; the North East 250, can be picked up in Ballindalloch and takes you on a circular route out to Aberdeen; and the 90 mile Snow Road is the highest public road in Britain and takes you through the Cairngorms National Park from Grantown to Blairgowrie, also known as the ‘slow road’, it is not for the feint hearted!
OUR HIGH STREET
Shopping – Stroll along our High Street for a great choice of independent, award winning retailers. Purchase gifts, souvenirs and Scottish products (including gin and whisky!) to take home. There is also a Post Office to send goods home if you can’t fit everything in when you leave.
Cafes – We have a number of cafes serving lunch and delicious homebaking all day. You can drink coffee and eat cake at any time of day!
Restaurants & bars – Grantown has a good choice of independent restaurants and hotel dining options
Art gallery – the High Street Merchants is an art gallery and cafe displaying artists mainly from the Cairngorms
Two Thirsty Men – Grantown’s own micro-brewery offering delicious craft beers
Red Sock – simply drop off your laundry and the staff will take care of it for you
Beauty Treatments and Hair Styling is available in our hairdressers and barbers
Anagach Woods – there are many miles of woodland and river walks from our front door. Simply cross the road and you are in the woods!
Beachen Woods – there are miles of woodland walks at the back of the house, crossing the old railway line which leads to the viewpoint walk
Viewpoint Walk – this is a waymarked 1 hour circular walk with stunning views of the Cromdale Hills, Cairngorm Mountain range and Grantown on Spey
Speyside Way – a 65 mile, long distance walk through Speyside from Buckie to Aviemore passing through Grantown on Spey
Dava Way – a 24 mile walk from Forres to Grantown on Spey over open moorland
River Spey – there are many miles of riverside paths, just a few minutes from Rossmor
Cycling – you can hire bikes in town, or bring your own. We have lockable storage for bikes and a drying room for wet clothes
THINGS TO DO
Grantown Golf Club – an 18 hole course with stunning views
Craggan Golf – a pay and play, 9 hole, par 3 course running along the River Spey in places. You can also play foot golf and disc golf on this course.
Smarty Art – a ceramic painting studio. Great for a rainy day!
Grantown Museum – learn about Grantown’s history, the Grant clan, Queen Victoria’s visit and more. Geneology records are also held up to 1854 making it a must for guests tracing ancestory.
Wildlife – search for red squirrel, deer, crested tit and the elusive capercaillie
Craig MacLean Leisure Centre – for swimming, gym facilities and fitness classes
Fishing – fish for salmon and sea trout on the River Spey
Craggan Outdoors for outdoor activities including archery, kayaking, climbing, gorge walking, zip wire and more