Grantown on Spey

Situated on the northern edge of The Cairngorms National Park, Grantown-on-Spey is the perfect summer walking base and winter skiing holiday resort, within easy reach of the Lecht Ski area and just 14 miles from Aviemore. The town offers an alternative outdoor activity base to Aviemore, perfect for exploring Strathspey and the Speyside Whisky Trail.

The 18 hole Grantown on Spey Golf Course offers a real challenge for keen golfers, and the town is a gateway to the 70 mile long Speyside Whisky Trail. Some of Scotland’s most famous whisky distilleries surround Grantown on Spey including the great Dufftown Glenfiddich distillery and lesser know whisky gems like The Glenlivet.

Outdoor activities in The Cairngorms are wide-ranging and easily accessed from Grantown on Spey which boasts a choice of outdoor activity centres offering adrenalin pumping days out rock climbing, white water rafting, gorge walking and more.  The Speyside Way between Aviemore and Spey Bay on the coast runs just west of Grantown on Spey.

A bustling Cairngorms resort, Grantown on Spey contains a choice of cosy tearooms, cafes, restaurants, bars and inns. Independent shops spread around the central Square and High Street include a variety of gift shops, delis, all essentials and a good choice of bike hire and outdoor activity shops. Plentiful accommodation is available in this top activity and ski resort in the Cairngorms. Book places to stay in Grantown on Spey now.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.