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Grantown on Spey

This genteel Georgian holiday town is 15 miles northeast of Aviemore and attracts the more mature tourist by the coach-load. 

Everything here is geared towards fishing, and anyone wishing to get kitted out in proper style should get themselves down to either Mortimers or Ritchies on the High Street.

The Tourist Information Centre, Tel. 01479 872773, is also here, open April to October daily 0900-1800.

Phone code: +44 (0)1479 Population: 3,250

Travel Directions to Grantown on Spey

Best approached by road from the main road north - the A9 - and join the A95 at Boat of Garten and travel east. The nearest railhead is Aviemore.

Buses run between Aviemore and Grantown.




Nearby Distilleries

  • Tormore Whisky Distillery

    In 1960, when it was set up,Tormore Whisky Distillery became the first new distillery in Scotland this century.

  • Balmenach Distillery

    Nestled deep in the stunning landscapes of the Scottish Highlands you'll discover the home of Caorunn. Premium and small batch, the handcrafted gin is made with the care and passion you would expect from our renowned Scottish spirit making expertise.

Grantown on Spey Hotels & Accommodation

Kinross Guesthouse
Situated in the beautiful wooded south side, and on possibly the quietest street in Grantown, this attractive Victorian guesthouse is a perfect base for exploring Strathspey and Badenoch, Monarch of the Glen Country, the Moray Coast and the Scottish Highlands. 

As you'd expect in such a respectable place, there's a wide range of upmarket accommodation and a number of very good places to eat. The best places in town are all on Woodlands Terrace: Culdearn House, Tel. 872106,; and Ardconnell House, Tel. 872104, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., both of which offer excellent food.

Garth Hotel, Castle Road. A charming characterful 17th century hotel, formally an inn. Friendly, helpful staff and good food. Recommended.

At Dulnain Bridge, a few miles southwest of town, are the elegant Auchendean Lodge Hotel, Tel. 851347,; and the handsome Muckrach Lodge Hotel & Restaurant, Tel. 851257, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., both of which have superb restaurants.

The Tigh na Sgiath Country House Hotel is well recommended. 

There are lots of other very good guesthouses and B&Bs to choose from, as well as the Speyside Backpackers, Tel. 873514, an independent hostel, also known as The Stop-Over, at 16 The Square.