The Cairngorms is a well known National Park and is also the most northern National Park in the UK. Boasting Britain's biggest and highest mountain range, the largest native forests, amazing flowing rivers and lochs as well as beautiful moorland and farmland, the Cairngorms truly is an amazing sight and a stunning natural place to enjoy a luxury cottage stay. The Cairngorms truly are a wondrous and breathtaking part of Scotland, perfect for spending a self-catering luxury escape in peace and quiet. If you were to climb over the 1000m Cairngorm Plateau, you would discover the largest and most extensive range of arctic mountain landscape anywhere in the British Isles, providing you with an unforgettable experience. Beautiful glaciers, valleys and corries on the plateau are home to a rich eco-system of vegetation, wildlife and insects because of the area's amazing conditions. Many of the most stunning areas of the Cairngorms are Sites of Scientific Interest and the park's natural heritage is very special but so is its cultural heritage which adds to the area's charm.
Due to their remote nature, the Cairngorms could be great for those looking for a remote luxury cottage break.
The Cairngorms National Park manages to put its fantastic atmosphere, culture and heritage into its food when it comes to the local restaurants, bars, cafes and its shops. Local produce is used throughout the dishes sold here including Scottish beef and lamb, venison, and fish as well as fruit and vegetables, honey and dairy products. Some of the best restaurants in the park include Aspects fine dining restaurant and bar, the Boathouse restaurant and the Strathspey Clansmen where you can enjoy great dining with a difference as you travel through the Highland scenery on a steam train.
There are plenty of exciting things to do and see in the Cairngorms outside of just exploring the landscape and taking in the amazing scenery, the Highland folk museum, Braemar Castle and Clan Macpherson museum are just a few. Whilst enjoying a luxury cottage stay, you can also spend the day visiting any of the many castles and heritage houses in the area. Looking for attractions that will keep the whole family entertained then why not visit the Landmark Forest Adventure Park, do an aerial adventure course at Treezone or take a ride on the CairnGorm Mountain Funicular Railway?
For thrill seekers, the Cairngorms has a lot to offer from white water rafting to skiing and mountain biking. sailing, windsurfing, fishing, river tubing and canyoning are also examples of some of the exciting activities that you can get involved in at the Cairngorm National Park. Walking and cycling are also popular choices for enjoying the countryside and the wonderful sights. You may even choose to take to horse back to enjoy the landscape in a new way.
Why not extend the luxury of your holiday from your accommodation to what you get up to and enjoy. Why not take a helicopter ride to see the best of the amazing scenery that the Cairngorms has to offer. You could also have a private guided tour of a distillery or enjoy a spectacular game of golf on one of the Cairngorms stunning golf courses.
There are lots of places ot visit and things to do on a luxury self-cateirng break in the Cairngorms. Options include white water rafting, or visiting Drumin Castle, the Balmoral Estate, the Highland Folk Museum, the Highland Wildlife Park, Braemar Castle, the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, Landmark Forest Adventure Park and Grantown museum. Whether you plan to take it easy in the Cairngorms or plan to pack in plenty of hiking, walking and outdoor activities we trust that you will enjoy all that this amazing place has to offer. Whether renting a 5 star cottage or a luxurious log cabin, have a fantastic time.