Vast woodlands, snowy mountains, tumbling rivers and lochs can all be found on the doorstep of this Highland town in Inverness-shire. Grantown-on-Spey lies at the northern edge of the Cairngorm National Park, by the banks of the River Spey. With its historic whisky bars, restaurants and independent shops, it is the perfect base for hiking, climbing and wildlife-watching in the surrounding countryside. Exploring the town centre from your Grantown-on-Spey holiday cottage, you will discover a handful of good places to eat and drink. The Craig Bar on Woodside Avenue is an atmospheric pub with a reputation for serving delicious homemade pies and a variety of Highland whiskies, while High Street Merchants is a laidback café serving coffee, cake, craft beer and delicious food prepared with fresh, local ingredients.
Set in the Cairngorms National Park, Dunstaffnage Cottage is a converted stable packed with thoughtful, modern features. This rural cottage near Grantown-on-Spey sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms. Book today to a relaxing holiday in a naturally beautiful Highland setting.
On the high street, Claymore Bar and the Wee Puffin are popular spots for a bite to eat or a dram of whisky. There are several historic landmarks within walking distance of Grantown-on-Spey holiday cottages, including Inverallan Parish Church and Old Spey Bridge. At the northern edge of town, Grantown Golf Club is home to an outstanding 18-hole course with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Every summer, Thunder in the Glens sees more than a thousand Harley Davidson motorcyclists roll into Grantown. On the town’s doorstep, the ancient Anagach Woods are crisscrossed by waymarked trails where you will often walk for many miles without seeing another soul. The Dava Way is a beautiful 24-mile route which follows the route of the former Highland Railway from Grantown to Forres. Self-catering holidays in Grantown-on-Spey would be incomplete without delving into the town’s fascinating history at Grantown Museum, on Burnfield Avenue. The famous 70-mile Speyside Malt Whisky Trail and the Lecht ski courses are also a short distance from the town. The Highland city of Inverness is a 50-minute drive northwest from Grantown.