So you want to get away from it all? Looking for extraordinary things to do that will thrill you? The mighty, majestic Cairngorms National Park is the place for you.
Mother Nature dealt the Cairngorms a hand full of aces. Twice the size of the Lake District, the Cairngorms National Park has more mountains, forest paths, rivers, lochs, wildlife hotspots, friendly villages and distilleries than you can possibly imagine. Five of the UK's six highest mountains also lie inside the park, alongside 55 Munros - mountains over 3,000 ft.
Reconnect with nature and recharge your energy amongst huge forests of ancient native trees, cascading waterfalls, and more wildlife than you can imagine. You can find helpful advice and tips on how to look after the Scottish countryside as you explore with our Outdoor Access Guidelines during Covid-19 page.
If you're looking for a true hidden gem, don't miss the beautiful historic region of Badenoch just south of Aviemore. Discover its stunning scenery, and some fascinating stories shaped by the mountains and rivers at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Here you will find everything from ancient fortresses, wildlife and distilleries to some of the best attractions and museums.
And the magic doesn't stop at night. Bless your lucky stars at the new Tomintoul & Glenlivet - Cairngorms Dark Sky Park, the most northerly Dark Sky Park in the world, and the darkest in the UK.