Grantown on Spey Travel Guide

  • The Pipers who welcomed us in
    The Pipers who welcomed us in
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  • A Hundred Pipers - well not quite
    A Hundred Pipers - well not quite
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    The Grand March
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Grantown on Spey Things to Do

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    Grand View 2 more images

    by scottishvisitor Written Sep 24, 2006

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    Grantown on Spey as the name suggests sits on the River Spey. The building is named Grand View because it has a view of the River, not from street level but high up from its many windows. Grand View is now a nursing home for the elderly, but I thought it had a kind of castle appearance - very pretty indeed. The other pictures are of the Old Town Hall, Grantown may be a small sleepy place but does boost two excellent examples of Georgian architecture.

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    The Stunning Colours of the Cairngorms 4 more images

    by scottishvisitor Updated Sep 24, 2006

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    We stopped of at a little picnic spot and just marvelled at the magnificence of the surrounding scenery. This is the Cairngorm mountain range and deserves a lot more of my attention. Here, near Dulnain Bridge, there is a viewpoint and information on how the mountain range was formed together with the many Gaelic names of these great and ancient wonders of nature. In summer you can also enjoy the fruits of nature for your taste buds, wild raspberries grow in abundance here and are free for your eating pleasure. A place to reward all your senses perhaps.

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    by scottishvisitor Written Sep 24, 2006

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    Newtonmore is a small Highland Town with links to the MacPherson Clan, we were stopped here by the police because a parade was coming through the town street. This was the start of Newtonmore's Highland Games. We did wonder why this sleeply little place was so busy with many tourists and kilted clansmen. The enforced stop turned out to be a great spectacle of a long Scottish tradition of Highland Games, kilts and bagpipes. BTW we took the opportunity to visit the cash machine but were told by a local that it was empty = the Clansmen had got there first.

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    A fun way to travel & fly the flag

    by scottishvisitor Updated Sep 24, 2006

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    We spotted these guys riding around Grantown's quiet streets. This bike was a 'first' for me, I had never seen anything quite like it. It was fun watching them, flying the flag and shouting a cheery hello to us as they past by.

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Grantown on Spey Shopping

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    For all your fishing needs

    by scottishvisitor Updated Sep 24, 2006

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    If you want to go fishing on the River Spey you will need this shop. They sell the required fishing permits and also offer tuition and tackle hire. They have a good range of country wear especially hiking boots and other walking equipment.

    What to buy: Fishing permits - fishing tackle - hiking gear - all your outdoor items can be purchased here.

    What to pay: Depends what your needs are - fishing permits are expensive

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    Me & Ewe

    by scottishvisitor Updated Sep 24, 2006

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    This small craft shop was a delight - full of wonderful gifts, jewellery, artwork and one of my favourite things - handmade candles. Small towns have a lot of independent shops and not the usual chains you find in bigger towns.

    What to buy: The local art work depicting the stunning scenery is a good choice

    What to pay: from a few pounds to a few more

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