Located between the cities of Perth and Inverness.
The Cairngorms National Park stretches 4,528 sq km (1,748 sq miles).
It officially became a National Park in 2003 and was later extended to include the area of Blair Atholl in 2008.
Aviemore, Kingussie, Grantown-on-Spey and Ballater.
Inverness is the closest city to the north of the park, roughly 30 minutes away, and Aberdeen is only an hour away from the east side. The park stretches across a number of regions including parts of Aberdeenshire, Moray, Highlands, Angus, and Perthshire.
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 in the heart of the National Park.
Did you know?
The UK's lowest temperature of -27.2 ºC has twice been recorded in the Cairngorms, at Braemar in 1895 and 1982.
The highest British wind speed of 150 knots (173 mph or 278 km/h) was recorded on Cairngorm Summit.