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. 872773, is also here, open April to October daily 0900-1800.

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

Castles Nearby

Lochindorb Castle

Magical lake set castle north of Grantown on Spey on the Lochindorb Estate that was owned by the notorious Wolf of Badenoch. Ruinous, inaccessible but wildly romantic

Nearby Distilleries

Tormore Whisky Distillery

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

Grantown on Spey Events

Grantown-on-Spey Highland Games

Traditional Highland Games held at Heathfield Park, Grantown-on-Spey.

Grantown Show

An agricultural show with trade stands, fun fair, Punch & Judy crafts, Farmer's Market and catering. A fun day for all the family!

Grantown On Spey Highland Games

Some of the events include piping, Highland dancing, heavy and lightweight events, tug o' war and cycling. Special Event: 56lb Weight for Distance Championship.

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. more details about Kinross Guesthouse

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, www.culdearn.com; 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. Late Rooms Availability for Garth Hotel in Grantown-on-Spey

At Dulnain Bridge, a few miles southwest of town, are the elegant Auchendean Lodge Hotel, Tel. 851347, www.auchendean.com; 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. Late Rooms Availability for Tigh na Sgiath Country House Hotel near Grantown-On-Spey

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.

Self Catering Cottages in Kingussie

Logie Steading

South of Forres, a contemporary take on the tourist craft shop: browse and enjoy an art gallery, bookshop and various scottish crafts as well as their excellent tearoom Olive Tree Cafe.

Travel Directions to Grantown on Spey

Roads

A939
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