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Highlights in Cairngorms National Park
- Idyllic scenery
- Exciting outdoor activities
- Beautiful reindeer encounters
- Fun skiing areas
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Holiday Rentals & Lettings in the Cairngorms National Park
Looking for quiet accommodation in the countryside? The Cairngorms National Park is one of the UK's best holiday destinations to visit. Surrounded by unspoiled countryside, majestic mountains, nature reserves, sparkling lakes, and abundant wildlife, you can find comfortable holiday rentals set in the spectacular pine forests within easy reach of the best outdoor activities. There's plenty to keep you entertained in the Cairngorms National Park. From amazing hiking and cycling trails, water sports, snow sports to wildlife watching.Superb holiday rentals with mountain views, hot tub, sauna, and pool
Holiday rentals in the Cairngorms National Park offer accommodation to suit all tastes. Whether you're looking for a luxurious log cabin or a beautiful stone cottage, you'll find a varied selection of charming places to stay. Whatever you're looking for, your accommodation will offer stunning mountain views, as well as luxury amenities including hot tubs, saunas, and swimming pools. On the other hand, in terms of style, the rentals offer modern touches with luxury kitchens, spotless rooms, panoramic windows, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi.
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The area and getting around
Forming part of the landscape the numerous castles dotted throughout the Cairngorms National Park offer a fascinating window into the past. Among the most popular castles in the National Park you will find Braemar Castle, one of the best places to learn about the local history of the region. On the other hand, Corgarf Castle, located in the Aberdeenshire countryside, is closed, but the grounds are open to visitors. While Balmoral Castle, located on the Balmoral Estate, is the Queen's private residence. The grounds of the estate can be visited as well as the castle ballroom which are open from the beginning of April until the end of July each year.The best places to stargaze
Recognised as one of the least light-polluted places in the UK, the Cairngorms National Park is one of the best places in the world for stargazing. The nearby Tomintoul and Glenlivet area, in particular, has been recognised as an “International Dark Sky Park”, making it one of the best places in the park for astronomical viewing. Other “places of discovery” include the Carrachs on the Braes of Glenlivet and Blairfindy Moor. Experiencing the pleasure of sitting on a hillside sipping hot chocolate and watching the stars is a fascinating feature of this park that should not be missed.
Travellers and activities
Home to 3 of Scotland's ski resorts and offering the most consistent snow and ice conditions, the Cairngorms National Park is an ideal base for those who enjoy snow sports. Ski areas include Cairngorm Mountain, located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, the most famous and highest of all. Here you can enjoy unforgettable snowsports all year round, as well as incredible panoramic views; Lech resort, offers excellent family slopes and a park for skiers and snowboarders. Glenshee, Scotland's largest ski and snowboard area, offers everything from easy to steep challenges such as the famous Tiger, one of the most demanding black runs.Cairngorms National Park for hiking lovers
If you're an expert hiker, the Munros are for you. These include Cairn Toul, the third-highest Munro in the Park, which runs through the most difficult plateaux in Britain; Sgor Gaoith, a Munro known for its crags and long descents and for being one of the best options for a short day; Mount Keen, a good summit for beginners. While in the Munros you'll find trails on five of Britain's six highest mountains, on their lower cousins, the Corbetts, you'll find more family-friendly routes. These include the Black Hill walk, which takes you through a forest and along a grassy path; the Womb Hill walk, through a forest of Scots pines; the Shepherd's Hill loop, with varying degrees of steepness and great views.
Covering a third of the UK's land area, the Cairngorms National Park is twice the size of the Lake District National Park, making it the largest of all the country's national parks.
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Considered Scotland's best animal adventure, the award-winning Highland Wildlife Park is definitely a must-visit place in the Cairngorms National Park. Surround yourself in the beautiful Highland tundra environment and see everything from Scottish wildlife to endangered animals. The Park is home to the UK's first polar bear cub and is home to native species such as the Scottish wildcat and others such as polar bears, northern lynx, grey European wolves, snow leopards, arctic foxes, and many others.2. Step back in time at the Highland Folk Museum
Located in the Scottish Highlands, the Highland Folk Museum is Britain's first open-air museum. Travel back in time and experience life in the Highlands from the 1700s to the mid-1900s. Here you will find over 35 historic buildings that will show you the social and rural way of life in the Highlands. From how they lived, to how they worked, to how they enjoyed their leisure time. During your tour, don't forget to stop by the front window of the traditional 1930s sweet shop. Kirk's Store is only open on weekends in September and October.3. Spend a day with the reindeer at Cairngorm
Another experience not to be missed is petting the Cairngorm reindeer herd. With around 150 reindeer, the Cairngorms National Park is home to Britain's only free-roaming reindeer herd. Most of which are found in the Cairngorm Mountains and the rest on the Glenlivet Estate. Take a guided tour of the mountainside to pet and feed these creatures in their natural environment. These tame and friendly animals are a joy for all who visit the National Park!4. Try the variety of water sports
Home to some of the cleanest rivers and lochs in Europe, the Cairngorms are one of the best places in Scotland for water sports. Visit one of the two dedicated water sports centres (Insh and Morlich) and enjoy everything from adrenaline-fuelled moments on the white water to leisurely strolls on a majestic river such as the Spey. You can find activities such as tubing, rafting, canoeing, paddleboarding, windsurfing, and open water swimming. Whatever you fancy doing, you'll find it here!5. Experience the night zip line!
Offering an aerial tour through a stunning forest of Scots pine trees, you shouldn't miss out on experiencing the zip wire adventure at night. From November to January each year, the Zip Trek Park offers this magical and breathtaking night with hundreds of coloured lights illuminating the trees and river. Venture into the Caledonian forest, enjoy zip-lining and view the snow-covered illuminated surroundings from tree platforms. This is a unique winter experience!
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Cairngorms National Park
What is the average price of holiday lettings in Cairngorms National Park?
Considering the average price of £170 per night, Cairngorms National Park lies at the lower end of the price range for holiday lettings in the United Kingdom.
When are holiday rentals cheaper in Cairngorms National Park?
If you want to get the most out of your money, the cheapest months to visit Cairngorms National Park are April (£160 per night for accommodation, on average), March (£161), and May (£162).
In which months is it more expensive to rent a holiday letting in Cairngorms National Park?
Following the data observed last year, the cost per night for accommodation is usually higher, on average, during the months of August (£184), January (£181), and December (£179).
Is Cairngorms National Park a good location for a last-minute getaway?
It is better to plan ahead in Cairngorms National Park as only 16% of the properties are free, following the data observed last year.
What time of the year can I find more available holiday rentals?
In the previous year, the months with the largest number of accommodations available in Cairngorms National Park were January, March, and November with average availabilities of 28%, 28% and 26%, respectively. However, even during the time when the availability is the highest, the average is 27%. It would be a good idea to always prepare your holiday to Cairngorms National Park in advance.
When are there fewer rental options available in Cairngorms National Park?
The most difficult months to find accommodation in Cairngorms National Park are, in order, August (with 3% of available rentals), July (4%), and September (9%). During this period, availability is only around 5%. Due to this, it is better to make your reservation as soon as possible.
How many holiday lettings are there in Cairngorms National Park?
Holidu has roughly 850 properties in Cairngorms National Park, offered by 20 different partners.