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Cairngorms holiday cottages

Cairngorms holiday cottages

Why go on holiday to The Cairngorms?

The Cairngorms National Park is the largest national park in the UK. It is more than twice the size of the Lake District, but not only is it the largest in the UK, it is undoubtedly the most spectacular. So, for those that enjoy exploring the Lake District, a trip up to Cairngorms National Park is well worth the journey.

The Cairngorms are in the eastern Highlands of Scotland. It contains four of Scotland’s highest mountains and an appealing 52 summits over 900m, just asking to be climbed. 47% of the park is ‘wild land’ that is home to Britain’s much loved but most endangered species including the Golden Eagle, Red Squirrel and Osprey. Visitors can explore the space with next to no crowds on mountain bike, foot or ski.

Things to see on holiday in The Cairngorms

There are so many parts of the national park that are worthy of a visit. Most can be seen by exploring the wild land by whatever means of transport you choose, but there are certain areas that are especially beautiful.

The Rothiemurchus Estate has one of Scotland’s largest remnants of Caledonian forest. When exploring some of the 50 miles of footpaths and cycling trails, keep your eyes peeled for large populations of red squirrels, capercaillie and the Scottish wildcat.

Built for Queen Victoria in 1855 as a private residence for the royal family, Balmoral Castle is open for public viewing. The impressive castle is a category A listed building and has a Scottish Baronial style of architecture.

Impressive views can be seen from one of the many summits in the national park. The views are made that bit better because of the achievement of climbing, but even if you’re not one for climbing, you can get to the top of Cairn Gorm Mountain by taking the Cairn Gorm Mountain Railway, a funicular railway. Once at the top, you can enjoy panoramic views from over 3,500ft! 

Things to do on holiday in The Cairngorms

Unsurprisingly, the majority of things to do in The Cairngorms revolve around the great outdoors. For outdoor people, the national park is a jackpot and is at the heart of all sorts of sporting activities. Water sports, snow sports, wildlife watching, high and low level walking, cycling and golf, there is something for everyone.

In Rothiemurchus, there are ranger led tours, wildlife photography and watching, pony and quad bike treks, clay shooting, tree top adventures, biking, archery, segways and water activities.

For those that like to take it a bit easier, there's plenty of fishing, bird-watching and horse riding areas. A popular choice is Strathspey Steam Railway; steam trains that run on a section of restored line between Aviemore and Broomhill, 10 miles to the northeast, via Boat of Garten.

The best holiday cottages in The Cairngorms

We want to make sure that you book the cottage that is best for you, so that your holiday in Cairngorm is the best that it can be. We give you so much variety and choice that it’s easy to find exactly what it is you’re looking for. Take a closer look at our stunning collection of self-catering cottages and holiday apartments in The Cairngorms below.

Booking a holiday cottage in The Cairngorms

A selection of the holiday lets in The Cairngorms that are available are displayed below. To find the best one for you, use our filter options to the left, to narrow down what’s available, until you find your favourite.

At any point, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about booking a holiday cottage in The Cairngorms – we’re happy to help with questions about the cottages and to give you advice before you go ahead and book.

You may also like to consider one of our holiday cottages in the Scottish Highlands.