Boat of Garten is a peaceful Highland village set amongst heather clad hills and native woodlands in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.
Ideally located, lying adjacent to the mighty River Spey in the Cairngorms National Park, Boat of Garten lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty, centrally located in the Highlands of Scotland. The place is the perfect place from which to explore the surrounding countryside or simply unwind, and offers a great variety of accommodation in and around the village. All local accommodation is privately owned with each establishment offering their own style of personal Highland hospitality.
Abundant wildlife, magnificent scenery, many sporting and leisure activities and a traditional Highland welcome await visitors to this lovely village with activities ranging from playing gold at the James Braid designed 18-hole golf course, fishing the Spey, cycling on excellent tracks and quiet roads or travelling on a scenic steam railway.
Just a mile and a half from Boat of Garten is Abernethy Forest RSPB Reserve on the shore of Loch Garten. Between April and August visitors can see the famous ospreys at their nest, hopefully with some chicks while in spring there is a good chance to spot capercaillie, especially in the early morning hours.