Cairngorms National Park, home to the mountain of the same name, is the United Kingdom’s largest national park, which is famously more vast than Luxembourg! The park stretches throughout the East of the Highlands and contains within it three rivers, four of the UK’s five highest mountains and the ancient Caledonian Forest. Its mountains are put to good use by skiers who come from far and wide to traverse its slopes, as do wildlife enthusiasts who revel in the birdwatching and deerstalking opportunities. This outdoor paradise offers plenty to keep the visitor occupied: from all types of snow sports to watersports on its lochs, golfing on its 12 courses or walking and hiking in its remote forests. If that isn’t adventurous enough for you, why not have a go at the Highland Fling Bungee?
Cairngorms National Park is located in the North East of Scotland and its nearest airports are Inverness and Aberdeen. There are frequent trains from London to Aviemore and Kingussie on the west side of the Park and to Aberdeen which is the closest major station to the east side of the Park. From there, there are plenty of buses to take you into the park itself. There are plenty of Visitor Information Centres located within the Cairngorms where you can find out information about opening times of the historic castles, such as Balmoral and Braemar, or to direct you to the best spots to get a glimpse of the famous red squirrels and reindeer.
Head to Aviemore between April and July for a chance to watch the visiting Peregrine Falcons in flight.
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You’ll find plenty of things to do and sights to see when planning your visit to Cairngorms: ride a steam train at Strathpey Steam Railway; sample the local brew at Cairngorm Brewery; or discover the local terrain by quad bike.
To find out more information about the National Park, please visit the tourist office official website, where you’ll be able to find out more about the weather you’re likely to experience during your trip, a full list of the places to see, plenty of interesting facts about the park as well as its exact location.
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