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Cairngorms National Park
Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands

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The breathe taking Cairngorm Mountains
The snow capped Cairngorms, looking across Loch Morlich

The Cairngorms National Park was the second designated Scottish National Park to be created back in 2003, following the creation of the first, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park which was established in 2002. The vast area of stunning parkland and upland plateau encompasses the Cairngorm Mountains and surrounding countryside.

The park was extended in 2010 to include Kinross and Highland Perth and has become a favourite area to visit for climbers and walkers. The mountains form a spectacular backdrop with the most breathtaking views as well as offering the perfect terrain for mountain biking and a whole range of outdoor pursuits. 

The well known ski resort of Aviemore brings visitors from all over the world and becomes a bustling hive of activity during the winter months, which is a real boost for the areas tourism industry. During the summer there are numerous well detailed guided mountain walks to enjoy, suitable for all ages and abilities, as some can be reached from the funicular railway and extend up to the summit of the mountain. Mountain guides are always on hand to share their knowledge and expertise with visitors. For extreme sports lovers there is specialist mountain biking available twice daily, with a full range of equipment included it is an ideal day out for the experienced over 12's. A ride on the funicular railway is an absolute treat and is the most relaxing way to reach the top, see the views and take in the exhilarating fresh mountain air from the comfort of your carriage. The picturesque hillsides are scattered with farms and small holdings which are protected and managed by the National Park. At the top of Cairngorm there is a fine restaurant which serves freshly prepared local produce, boasts the most fantastic views and...


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