In the heart of the Scottish Highlands sits, what is considered by many to be one of the top 20 places to visit in the world for both nature-lovers and the rest - Cairngorms National Park. This natural paradise sprinkled with rich, historical landmarks and a bevy of things to do, is also home to more than a few distilleries, family attractions and endless outdoor activities.
Explore, discover, enjoy
From live local music to arts and crafts, Cairngorms National Park produces events and activities throughout the calendar year that everyone in the family can enjoy. For family-friendly attractions there is no better place than Cairngorms National Park Aviemore, Angus Glens, Royal Deeside, Glenlivet or the Atholl and Glenshee areas - with some of the most spectacular scenic spots available. Trails for walking, horseback and more Whether you are a walker, cyclist or horseback rider, there is so much for guests to traverse including - high mountains, wide straths, dense woods and more. Guests will have the freedom to explore the park at your own pace.
Golfing in the Cairngorms
With some of the most scenic backdrops in the country, the Cairngorms golf courses are not to be missed. The national park has a terrific selection of 12 challenging courses (both nine and 18-holes) for guests to choose from.
The wildlife in the national park is outstanding. It is a virtual sanctuary for many rare and endangered species living in some of our most intense landscapes.
With two of the best touring rivers in Scotland, and outstanding water-sports centers in Loch Insh and Loch Morlich, you're sure to find the perfect spot to enjoy some nice aquatic activities.
The Cairngorms National Park has some of the freshest rivers and lochs in Europe. What better way to enjoy them than going for a refreshing swim.
Tourists and locals will find little problem dialing-in on some fun activities at Cairngorms National Park. The sparkling beauty of nature is reflected in the crystal-clear rivers and lochs, set against a towering backdrop of high mountains. It is from these mountains that many of Scotland's iconic rivers are born - from the Dee to the Don and the Mark to the Tilt. The Cairngorms truly is a mecca for outdoor people, with all sorts of sporting activities on offer.
History of the region
To delve more deeply into the local area's history and heritage, visit one of the museums in the Cairngorms National Park. There you'll find a wealth of information to bring the history of the Cairngorms to life.