In The Cairngorms National Park

Grantown on Spey,

is situated in the centre of the Scottish Highlands and only 14 miles from Aviemore.

A traditional Highland town on the River Spey on the northern edge of the Cairngorms National Park.

The town is surrounded by ancient woodlands, much of which is community owned and which offer a unique habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. These Anagach Woods have way marked trails and there is walking for all abilities. There are also numerous other walks and trails around the town which offer wonderful views over the surrounding hills and mountains.

The town’s Square and High Street are lined with unique, independent and interesting shops and businesses selling everything from children’s clothes to whisky, fishing line to pottery. There are numerous cafes, bars and restaurants offering a wide range of meals, drinks and snacks to suit all tastes and pockets.

All in all it is a beautiful, charming town with plenty to do for the day visitor and which offers a unique opportunity to experience a traditional Highland town, dating from 1760s.

For information on Grantown 250, Strathspey 7 Festival


Grantown 250 June 2015

This June Grantown will be celebrating the laying of the first stone of the first building (a linen manufactory) of what is a unique Scottish Eighteenth Century planned settlement.
On 28th June 1765, John Grant, a weaver from Rothiemurchus, watched the start of his new business venture which within that summer was to be one of several new buildings in James Grant of Grant’s new town.
Exactly two hundred and fifty years later Grantown will be marking this event and highlighting all that this vibrant community has since become. Few places, better than Grantown, can illustrate the changes in Highland life in the second half of the Eighteenth Century. The project will thus also tell something of this little known story.  During the week ending twenty- eighth of June 2015 the town will host a wide diversity of related events, the planning for which has already begun.
This project, Grantown 250, is being co-ordinated by The Grantown Society and will involve all elements of the community.
Join us for
‘The Country’s biggest Community Birthday Party”

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