2016 sees the Cairngorms National Park host the UKs first resort based snow sports festival – Groove Cairngorm! The weekend festival will be held from 11-13 March 2016 in conjunction with Cairngorm Mountain involving snow sports and entertainment each day up on the mountain followed by apres-ski with live music and world class DJs until the early hours in a big top in Aviemore! With snow already on the hills the ski-season is expected to be a cracker.
Winter also sees the annual Husky Racing at Aviemore – a truly remarkable site with hundreds of sleds powered by teams of dogs racing along side the beautiful Loch Morlich. This year the event takes place 23 & 24 January 2016.
Plus there are the regular Summer favourites – the Grantown Show on 11 August and Grantown Games on 28 August. The annual Thunder in the Glen takes place from 26 – 29 of August and all the wonderful walks, wildlife and cycling that is available all year round !
We hope to see you in the Highlands in 2016 – do come and visit us if you can.
2015 is a very special year for Grantown-on-Spey as it celebrates it’s 250th Birthday with lots of special events taking place from 21st – 28th June – you can find out all the details at www.grantown250.org
The ski-season is well underway and Cairngorm Mountain has invested in new facilities at the base station for all visitors to enjoy. Highland Wildlife Park is also getting ready for its female polar bear to arrive … who knows we could have a little one later this year!
Spring brings the Speyside Whisky Festival 30 April – 4 May followed by the Cairngorms Nature Festival on 16 & 17 May – well worth keeping on eye on what is planned as details become available on www.cairngorms.co.uk
Plus there are the regular favourites – the Grantown Show and Games in August, Thunder in the Glen in August and all the wonderful walks, wildlife and cycling that is available all year round ! We also have a new addition to the Town – an Art Gallery and Coffee Shop just 5 minutes walk from Ardconnel House – check out their reviews on Tripadvisor.
We hope to see you in the Highlands this year – do come and visit us if you can.
Spring has sprung and with the longer, warmer days there is so much to see and do. EJ and Odin our resident Ospreys are back at Loch Garten, Capercaillie and Black Grouse are up early out on the leks and baby lambs are everywhere. The distilleries have re-opened for the season and The Spirit of Speyside Festival takes place 1-5 May 2014 with a some evening events taking place in Grantown-on-Spey. And there are lots of activities – the new Glenlivet Bike Trails are open, skiing is still underway at Cairngorm Mountain and the walking festivals get underway with the Aviemore Walking Festival from 11th May 2014. Why not visit us in Grantown-on-Spey to explore the wonderful Cairngorms National Park?
The Speyside whisky Festival is five magical days in May and over 350 events. Come to Grantown-on-Spey and discover the passion behind the world’s finest whiskies. You will discover the delights of the dram with tours and tastings at many of the area’s 50+ distilleries (including exclusive access to distilleries usually closed to the public). There are plenty of opportunities to explore the outdoors against the beautiful backdrop of the Cairngorms National Park spectacular scenery and uncover the spirited history of the region that was home to some of the first smugglers’ stills.