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Grantown on Spey

About Grantown on Spey

Grantown on Spey is located in the Highland Council Area - on the banks of the River Spey, the city was founded under the name Grantown in 1766 by Sir James Grant. In order to advance the industrialisation, the addition on Spey was added only in 1898. Unfortunately, desired successes initially failed. Instead, the city developed into a magnificent resort in the middle of the Highlands, from which many highland tours are organized today. With a small museum, the city welcomes and informs its visitors about the history of the region.

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Activities in the region

In the middle of the Highlands, Grantown on Spey is the ideal base for safaris in the Highlands. From here start many trails with different degrees of difficulty in the woods. Start your journey through the Cairngorms National Park and discover the local flora and fauna, endless valleys, beautiful forests and lakes. Directly in the River Spey you have the opportunity to go fishing, canoeing or a boat tour, where you can explore the Highlands. We recommend you go on safari on your own and discover the Highlands at your own pace.

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Shopping and Eating

The shopping street offers you a few individual shops that often produce and sell goods according to traditional craftsmanship. These offer a great contrast to the crowded streets in larger cities and shine with charm and individuality. The Victorian-style houses line up like a string of pearls, making a great photo opportunity. At Grantown on Spey, be sure to visit Tigh na Sgiath Country House Hotel where you can buy classic pastries, teas and more from the region. The beautiful property with its magnificent garden is a great place to stop off. At the Craggan Outdoors Clubhouse Cafe you can enjoy more delicacies to fuel your journey through the Highlands.

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