Things to do in Cairngorms

Things to do in Cairngorms

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Discover the best attractions and activities that Cairngorms has to offer

Caringorms is a fantastic tourist destination in the UK, with an array of attractions to visit and things to do throughout the year

The Caringorms is a beautiful mountain range and National Park, located in the eastern Highlands with an abundance of activities.

The Glenshee Ski Centre is the largest in the country, with snow a likely occurrence during winter. Take part in all your favourite snow sport activities, ideal for your winter getaway.

The breath-taking scenery surrounding the Caringorms is second-to-none. Rothiemurchus Forest is in the heart of the National Park, stroll through the charming environment and witness the spectacular wildlife inside.

  • Balmoral Castle, Scotland
    Image Credits: G Laird(CC BY-SA 2.0)

    Balmoral Castle

    Balmoral Estates
    AB35 5TB

    01339 742534

    This astounding Baronial-style mansion has served as a summer home for the Royal Family since 1848, they even provide a Ranger Service, taking you to discover the idyllic gardens and mountains surrounding the castle.  

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  • Blair Castle

    Blair Castle

    Blair Atholl
    PH18 5TL

    01796 481207

    A fascinating example of 13th century architecture, Blair Castle elegantly retains its exquisite features, arts and armour.

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  • Craigievar Castle

    Craigievar Castle

    AB33 8JF

    01339 883635

    A Scottish castle in a setting straight out of a dream, jam-packed with art, armour, and history.      

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  • Glenshee Ski Centre

    Glenshee Ski Centre

    Old Military Rd
    AB35 5XU

    01339 741320

    Ski or snowboard through the picturesque, natural slopes of the Cairngorms – Glenshee boasts 40km worth of runs to suit all abilities.

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  • Loch An Eilien Circular, feature

    Loch an Eilein Walk

    1h 28m

    3.6 miles


    A popular short walk outside of Aviemore lets you see Loch an Eilein castle, built in the 13th century.

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  • Loch Morlich

    Loch Morlich

    Forest Park
    PH22 1QY

    Whether you want to sit on the award-winning beach and admire the surrounding peaks, or get in the water and enjoy some enthralling water sports, Loch Morlich ensures a memorable day of activities.

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  • Rothiemurchus, Cairngorms National Park


    Rothiemurchus Centre
    PH22 1QH

    01479 812345

    The perfect destination for a day of unforgettable adventure, Rothiemurchus is home to a 13th century island castle, a wealth of wildlife, wonderful outdoor activities and much more.

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