Number 38, The Square
Grantown on Spey.
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Grantown-on-Spey, the Capital of Strathspey is 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, it is a fine example of a Georgian planned town - one of the first to be set out in this fashion in the 1760s. It has many historic buildings, a tree lined Square and striking Georgian and Victorian architecture.
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 has an award-winning Museum which tells the story of Grantown's beginnings, brought to life by an extensive photographic collections and audio visual display. Here you can find out about Queen Victoria's royal visit of 1860, the coming of the railways and Grantown's development as a popular holiday destination.
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.
Situated in the heart of the Scottish Highlands Grantown is the ideal location for a holiday. The area offers fishing on the River Spey, walking in the surrounding hills and woodland, golfing on many courses in the area, sailing, horse riding, skiing the list goes on and on. You will find Grantown an ideal base for touring The Scottish Highlands.
There are many golf course with-in the Spey Valley and the surrounding area. Also several famous and Championship golf courses also within easy reach of Grantown including: Royal Dornach, Moray, Nairn and the new home of the Scottish Open – Castle Stuart.
With fishing on the majestic River Spey all summer and skiing on the Cairngorms both at Aviemore and the Lecht ski centres all winter, there's lots for the thrill seeker and novice alike. For those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle, a leisurely walk after dinner is a must on a hot summer's night. With marked walks through Caledonian forest from the heart of Grantown to the banks of the river Spey, you can find wildlife and wonderful scenery within a five minute walk. On the other hand with a wide choice of restaurants, bars and hotels many with live entertainment playing throughout the season you may find yourself having a "highland fling."