Cairngorms National Park is a true treasure in Scotland. It is in fact home to the largest proportion of Scottish native wildlife, over a quarter of the country's endangered bird, animal and fauna are located here.
This region of the Britain is also the largest and most spectacular example of Arctic scenery and is synonymous with the majestic Highland landscapes that make Scotland iconic. A must see is the incredible Fall of Foyers (Scottish Gaelic for 'The smoking falls'), the 140ft waterfall that flows into the famous Loch Ness, inspiring a poem by the celebrated Rabbie Burns.
There is plenty to feast your eyes upon as well as a great variety of outdoor activities to enjoy. Cairngorms National Park includes five of the six highest peaks in the UK, each one a rewarding challenge for passionate and experienced mountaineers. For a less intensive way to enjoy the scenery, the huge range of the park caters for a vast wealth of low and high-level hiking routes.
The park also has over 60km of linked cycling routes as well as plenty of thrilling mountain bike trails too. For anyone looking to indulge in some snow sports, Cairngorms provides the best snow conditions in Scotland, with runs that hold snow throughout the season.
In the warmer Spring/Summer months, you will love white water rafting, canoeing, kayaking, sailing and even tubing on the beautiful sections of the River Spey and the various lochs. Throughout the year however, visitors will be able to explore the mountains, moors, forests and lochs to spot the wildlife that call Cairngorms National Park home. The chance to see endangered creatures such are Red Squirrels, Highland Deer, Badgers, Capercaillies and regal Golden Eagles is a hugely memorable experience.
Great value accommodation near Cairngorms
Our Inverness hotel is only a 30-minute drive from the Cairngorms National Park. After an amazing day in the splendid outdoors, get a good rest in your modern room with comfy bed and everything you need to relax.
We look to make your stay as enjoyable as possible with quiet, spacious guest rooms complete with free Wi-Fi to upload your favourite pictures from your trip. We understand how important it is for all the family to enjoy a holiday together without breaking the bank that's why guests under-18 will be able to stay free of charge*.
In the morning, fuel-up for a big day with your inclusive buffet breakfast, which includes a number of delicious hot and continental items to please all hungry stomachs.
For comfortable hotel that's big on quality, choose Holiday Inn Express Inverness.
*Under 18's sharing a parent's room will be able to stay for free.