Cairngorms National Park
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The Cairngorms, Britain’s largest and most spectacular national park is renowned for its stunningly beautiful, and practical ski slope – both easy for beginners and a challenge for veteran skiers, as well as being one of the few places that you can ski in the UK. Boasting Scotland’s only funicular railway that offers lucky spectators the opportunity to view the natural splendour of the surrounding countryside with panoramic views. Located just off the A9, between Perth and Inverness, this idyllic operation is both easily accessible and far enough away that you can get a break from the hustle and bustle.
Non-skiers have the opportunity to ride up the mountain in the train, view the mountain exhibition before having a bite to eat in Scotland’s highest restaurant while taking in the spectacular views as the skiers’ bomb down the mountain in the viewing terrace. You’ll not only be blown away by the dramatic views of the mountains themselves, but also Glenmore Forest Park that’s home to an array of wildlife.
For the winter sport fanatics among you, the longest route on offer for skiing and snowboarding is a 3.3 km run. The park offers three green runs, six blue, eight red and one black run – meaning that everyone with any ability can have a go and enjoy the snow. There is also a special terrain and fun park for freestyle fans to show off their tricks.
The mountain offers plenty of walking and hiking opportunities also, and the funicular railway is optional for any hard-core mountaineers who fancy the stroll to the top. Snow is visible on the peak year round - even during mid-summer, but in winter – the mountain becomes another world, with heavy snowfall and ice covering the entire mountain and the area transformed into a winter wonderland, the perfect location for winter sports in Scotland.
Find out more on the National Cairngorms website.
Eat & Drink
Have something to eat or drink before or after your exploration around the Caringorms at our Speyside Restaurant which serves Scottish traditional food featuring local options on the menu. If you prefer a drink or an informal dining option, The Cromdale Bar is open every evening serving hot drinks, beverages and light food.
Book a Room
Make the most of the Cairngorms by spending a couple of days exploring. Stay at The Craiglynne Hotel where we offer standard and superior guestrooms, many with views of the Cromdale Hills. View our latest offers & breaks.