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Welcome to the Cairngorms National Park in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. The Cairngorms National Park is the largest national park in the UK and is one of the country's most special and cared for landscapes with a wide variety of traditional...more
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We expected the highlands of Scotland to be windy and cold even in early September. Even so we were able to stop and enjoy the views and get a feel for the desolate nature of this wild and rugged landscape. We didn't stop at any...More
What a beautiful place to visit. We came in October and it was so cold. The shop at the train station that’s sells hats and scarfs ect is very expensive as is the coffee shop but it’s is a Starbucks so the coffee is good....More
We drove through from Pitlochry to Crathie and up to Inverness on the Highland Scenic Route. It was a fun drive with some great views. We stopped for a walk by a river which was very picturesque and were very windswept up some of the...More
This was such a beautiful drive. Allow time to stop and take pictures, to enjoy the waterfalls and the views of mountains and lakes. I wish we had planned for more time to take it all in. Roads are good and spacious. We stumbled upon...More
We chose to drive through the park on the way back to Inverness from Fort William. The views are beautiful, and the roads are good. No single track sections; one section of divided highway.
Many of the activities available rely on a week stay, which...More
We got the Funicular up to the viewing area at the top of the Cairngorms. You can't leave the building at the top in summer unless you have a walking trip pre booked. The Funicular takes 8 minutes each way and oh my goodness the...More
Great reserve of virgin north Scottish nature, with wild life in mountains, lakes, forests and moors. Not a lot place like this at our planet. One of the world best national parks with stunning views and trails. Everyone nature lover could find here the interest,...More
people will have their preferences but I would say each mountain area is different in character, due to the geology, weather patterns (east side is generally drier) and of course the history. Glencoe is more brooding and... More
people will have their preferences but I would say each mountain area is different in character, due to the geology, weather patterns (east side is generally drier) and of course the history. Glencoe is more brooding and dramatic and sweeps down to the sea loch at Ballachulish , the cairngorms broader and more spacious and containing wonderful remnants of the ancient Caledonian forest.
among many good things in Glencoe you should at least have a beer and food at the Clachaig Inn, where many walkers and climbers gather.
a good company to look at if you would like a bespoke program of activities is Wilderness Scotland.
Near Newtonmore, cairngorm area, is the excellent Highland Folk Museum, which will give you a real idea of the reality of highland life & culture over the last few centuries.
Yes, visit both! Have a great trip! If it rains, that's part of the experience (as are the midges!!!).