Cairngorms National Park

Located in North East Scotland the Cairngorms National Park consists of the Cairngorm Mountain range and the surrounding foothills the Cairgorms is Britain’s largest National Park. The Cairngorms Mountains themselves are the most extensive range of high mountains in the UK, with a vast, tundra-like wilderness at the heart of the region. Covering an area of 4,528 km²(1,748 sq miles) in Aberdeenshire,  Moray, Highland, Angus and Perth and Kinross Regions, all the land above 600 metres – known as the ‘montane zone’– is the largest area of arctic mountain landscape in the British isles.

The Cairngorms contains the finest collection of different landforms outside Arctic Canada – from granite tors to heavings and leavings from Ice Age glaciers. The Spey, Dee & Don river valleys are major features of the lower ground.

My National Parks has the largest and most up-to-date listings for the Cairngorms National Park, we have:  accommodation, holidays, attractions, events, hotels, restaurants, pub guides, festivals and extensive tourist information. We have in-depth resources for all Cairngorms activities inc: walking, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, climbing, horse riding, watersports and general outdoor activity centres.

Also have a look at our Cairngorms history, geography, geology and weather pages + maps and guides sections.

Tourist Activities and Attractions in the Cairngorms : Castles, museums, nature, wildlife, farms, historic sites, arts and crafts, visitor centres, gardens and parks, country houses and estates, industrial heritage.

Cairngorms Holidays and Accommodation: Hotels, bed and breakfasts, camping and caravan sites, self catering, hostels, holiday cottages, holidays, weekend breaks, inns, activity and adventure holidays.

Eating and Drinking in the Cairngorms National Park: Traditional country pubs and inns, local restaurants, tea rooms, coffee shops cafes and local food shops.

Cairngorms Festivals and Events:  Regular or one-off celebrations in the Cairngorms, village fetes, historic & traditional events seasonal festivities, sporting and charity activities and events.

Families and Kids Activities in the Cairngorms : Child and family friendly activities and attractions, playgrounds and family fun.

Cairngorms Tourist Information Centres: When you are already on the ground and you need to know more drop in and ask the friendly local Cairngorm experts.

Outdoor Activity Centres in the Cairngorms : Activity centres offering multiple and varied adventure activities, inc water sports.

Cairngorms Outdoor Activities Guide: Walking, hiking, mountain biking, waters ports, climbing and horse riding in the Cairngorms.

Indoor Leisure Activities in the Cairngorms. Cinemas, leisure centres, bowling alleys swimming pools and theatres.

Cairngorms Maps and Guides: Ordinance Survey OS maps, AA guides, classic Cairngorms guides, digital map resources.

Cairngorms  National Park Landmarks and Highlights : Well-known towns, views, trails, mountains, lakes, waterfalls and walks that make the Cairngorms famous.

Transport to the Cairngorms : Coaches, railways, flights, roads and ferries.

Transport in and around the Cairngorms getting about once your there; trains, buses, roads, boats, bikes and car parks.

Cairngorms History Geology and Geography: Learn more about the past of the Cairngorms, how it has been shaped by geological forces, human behaviour, industrial development, its history as a national park & general facts and figures.

Cairngorms Weather and Climate: History of weather patterns, sunshine, temperature and rainfall averages. Sources for long and short time weather forecasts and predictions.