The Cairngorms are a stunning area in the eastern Highlands of Scotland, designated a National Park in 2003 and one of the last remaining areas of true wilderness in Britain. Mid-way between Dundee and Inverness the whole area boasts a great selection of holiday cottages in the Cairngorms.
The National Park also spreads into Aberdeenshire as well as the Highlands so a vast and magnificent landscape to be explored. Anyone looking for action and adventure has come to the right place as home to three ski centres offering skiing and snowboarding for beginners to those looking for the most challenging of black runs. The Cairngorm Mountain Railway is the highest railway in Britain and offers brilliant views. At the top there’s a restaurant, guided walks and guided mountain bike descents are available for hardier holidaymakers.
In the summer months the area is a haven for walkers, hikers and cyclists, with an abundance of walks and trails suitable for just about every level of fitness. If that seems like too much hard work then try a pony trek where you can enjoy a hack followed by a canter through the beautiful countryside.
The Cairngorms National Park offers visitors the chance to view some spectacular wildlife, much of which is under threat. Red squirrels, deer, ptarmigan and golden eagles can all be spotted along with the capercaillie and the Scottish crossbill which inhabit the pine forests.
When it comes to messing about on the water the Cairngorms won’t disappoint, both Loch Morlich and Loch Insh have dedicated watersport centres offering sailing, windsurfing and canoeing. Canyoning is a fast and furious trip for thrill seekers, along with river tubing and white water rafting.
Those looking for a more peaceful experience will enjoy fishing or perhaps a round of golf on one of Scotland's famous championship courses. With castles to explore at Braemar, Balmoral and Crathes and the Glenlivet Distillery at Tomintoul to visit you will find everything you need for the perfect Highland getaway.
From your cottage rental in the Cairngorms you can indulge in a host of outdoor holiday pursuits with the stunning mountain backdrop that provides a majestic view at every turn. Whether you want to relax, unwind and enjoy the scenery or get out and about in the fresh mountain air, the Cairngorms will deliver an unforgettable holiday