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Stay Grantown on Spey

Stay Grantown – 14 Reasons Why

14 reason why you should stay Grantown on Spey in the Scottish Highlands.  It is very simple! Stay Grantown on Spey and enjoy the benefits of our Location, History, Local Produce

Location, Location, Location. Stay Grantown on Spey. Ideal base for Touring all in Speyside, Nairn, Cairngorm National Park, Loch Ness.

    • 1765 – 2018. Grantown on Spey has 253years of history to acknowledge and celebrate.  Join us , celebrate  of our Heritage & History in Grantown on Spey.
    • Local produce and foods. ‘Taste the Best’ –  award received when serving quality local produce.  We have It!

    • Taste regional traditional dishes: Haggis, blackpudding, Oatmeal, Smoke Salmon, Vension, Dumpling. Scots Beef and fabulous Seafood:  Click here for our guide to eating out in Grantown on Spey 
  • Adventure Sports– Enjoy the thrill of downhill on a mountain bike, hurl yourself off a bungee or take on the Coastal Waters in a kayak.  Cairngorms Scotland is one of the world’s top adventure playground.

  • Walk our Mountains– A Mass of them. Scotland boasts 282 Munros (3,000ft/914m) and countless other mountains and hills.
  • The Speyway, Moray Way, Davaway and John Muir Way. These superb long distance routes have existed for many decades, John Muir Way only kicked off last year.  There are many alternative routes created b in Scottish Highlands: Smugglers/Drovers Routes enjoyed today known to local guides.

  • Golf– As ‘Home of Golf’ is where the game was invented a round on one of the hundreds of less heralded courses, equally remarkable courses that are open to all.
  • Prehistorical– Clava Cairns, Pictish Stones near Ballindallach. Forget Stonehenge simply head to the standing stones at the end of the world at Calanais or on Orkney or the ones that lie half forgotten in farmers’ fields around the country. We have quite a few.

  • Celtic Culture– Our Braveheart Clans, Drama from Culloden lives on in Traditional Highland Games, Open Air Museums as well as through concerts and pub sessions throughout the Land.
  • Speyside Wildlife– Be awestruck by Speyside Wildlife and our Birdwatching & Wildlife Club is based here. Stay Grantown on Spey.  The Osprey found locally c/o RSPB Loch Garten. Visit Highland Wildlife Park to meet the Scottish wildcats, capercaillie, eurasian eagle owl, our family of Polar Bears. Our park is busy with life indeed!

  • Whisky– Some try to make whisky yet cannot spell it!  Speyside Whisky – 1824 onwards Glenlivet distillery and many more all within 20miles of each other. Here we have the real deal, postcard perfect and set in stunning locations.
  • Rail Adventure– Travel by Strathspey Steam Railway, Dufftown – Keith Diesel,  The Far North Line, Dunrobin Castle or take The Jacobite line to Mallaig (Harry Potter Train).  Alternative Scenic Journey with Scotrail to Kyle. The offering of scenery by rail is quite wonderful.  The Scottish Borders Railway too.

  • World Class Telford Engineering. The bridges throughout Strathspey and Moray designed and built by Telford are numerous and all unique. Craigellachie Bridge is just one.


14 Reasons Why to stay in Grantown on Spey
Grantown on Spey, Historical Landmark Town, Circa 1765
West Wing Twin Room with Ensuite

Speyside Accommodation

Speyside accommodation is plentiful and varied.  When touring Scottish Highlands allow us to help you enjoy all on our doorstep from Tulach Ard Bed and Breakfast Grantown on Spey.

Speyside Accommoadtion
East Superking / Twin ensuite

Speyside Accommodation in Grantown on Spey

At Tulach Ard, our 4 Star B&B get the best of both worlds….a small personal, quiet location on the edge of Grantown a thriving historical highland town providing idyllic Scottish scenery….yet the very heart of Scottish Highlands among major historical, cultural and visual attractions.


Staying  at Tulach Ard B&B use our Travel Guide to assist with planning your days out.  Find something a little different each day regardless of direction. There is always something special to see and we can help you get the most out of every day.  If the crowd goes left we tend to head in another direction staying off the main roads!

Remember speyside accommodation is plentiful.

We have compiled an information folder full of possible days out for you to choose from.  Route planners and OS Maps are available for your personal use when staying with us here at: Tulach Ard B&B our unique Guest House Grantown on Spey.

Days Out include:  Lochs galore, a few Castles, Golf Courses aplenty:

All destination are local to Grantown on Spey

  • Knockando Textile Mill and a Whisky Distillery or two.
  • Fishing the Spey. Enjoy local cuisine all produced within 5mile radius of Grantown on Spey.
  • Clava Cairns, Cullloden, Cawdor Castle or Fort George to the north.
  • Ballindalloch, Balvenie to the East.  Possibilities in all directions as we are surrounded by History.
  • Walking the routes around Grantown on Spey gives scope for all abilities and some wonderful landscapes and wildlife.
  • Lochindorb, Ardclach Tower, Logie Steading and Dallas Dhu Distillery.
  • Glenmore – Loch Morlich, Revoan Bothy and Cairnorm Reindeer Centre.
  • Lunch on Top of the Mountain or Lunch First Class on a Steam Train.
  • Walk the Speyway following the River Spey upstream or down
  • Strathspey Steam Railway. Walk around Loch Morlich
  • A Tour of Speyside, to the Hills where smugglers and excise fought and some whisky too.

The Choices are quite fantastic so take advantage of the knowledge we have to share when you plan a Tour of Scottish Highland. Book your speyside accommodation at Tulach Ard our Guest House Grantown on Spey.

Online Booking is offered for your convenience, remember speyside accommodation is plentiful but we LOVE to speak to our customers before they book so we can give the best advice and prices.