Bird Watching Holidays and Wildlife Breaks in Scotland – Welcome to The Grant Arms Hotel

The Wildlife Hotel in the Scottish Highlands 

Grant Arms Hotel at sunset

In the fine Scottish country town of Grantown on Spey, not far from the famous Spey River in the Heart of the Cairngorm National Park, lies the handsome stone built Grant Arms Hotel, specialised in Bird Watching and Wildlife.

“On and on we went till at length we saw lights … turned down a small court to the door of the inn. Here we got out quickly – Lady Churchill and General Gray not waiting for us. We went up a small staircase, and were shown to our bed-room at the top of it – very small, but clean – with a large four-post bed which nearly filled the whole room…” (Queen Victoria’s Journal, September 4th 1860).Four Poster Room at Grant Arms Hotel                             

The Grant Arms Hotel has changed a lot since Queen Victoria stayed here in 1860. Built in 1765 during the reign of King George III and situated in the Cairngorms National Park in Grantown on Spey, the Grant Arms Hotel is a traditional Scottish building, tastefully refurbished to provide thoroughly modern standards of comfort. 

The Grant Arms Hotel offers 50 en-suite bedrooms all with tea and coffee making facilities, toiletries, hair dryer, colour TV, direct dial phone and free WiFi. There are two Four Poster Rooms (one of which is Queen Victoria’s), Twin, Double, Single or Family Rooms and also three enabled rooms for disabled guests. All facilities in the Grant Arms Hotel are wheelchair accessible. For more information on our rooms, please click on the “Accommodation” tab on top of this page.

THE SNOW ROADS

The 90 mile journey on The SNOW ROADS –  a slow road from Blairgowrie –  through the outstanding landscapes of the eastern Cairngorms takes you to Grantown on Spey, a traditional Highland town on the famous River Spey. A wide range of leisure activities, such as walking, Bird Watching and Wildlife, hiking, climbing, cycling, golfing or fishing makes Grantown on Spey the perfect location for your holiday. Follow the Whisky or Castle Trail, taste a wee dram of Whisky in one of the famous Speyside Distilleries or dive into the fascinating Scottish History. The town is surrounded by ancient woodlands, which offer a unique habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. Anagach Woods with its ancient Pine Trees, on the doorstep of the Grant Arms Hotel, is a haven for rare animals and plants. For more information on “What to Do and See” please go to “Out and About“. 

From Arctic Tern, Barn Owl and Capercaillie to Snow Bunting and Waxwing

Depending on the season you could see even more: Gold Eagle, White-tailed Eagle, Capercaillie, Pine Marten, Red Squirrel, Slavonian Grebe, Crested Tit and Crossbill, as well as Dolphins, Waders, Sea Ducks and Sea Birds along the Moray Coast. The town is surrounded by ancient woodlands, which offer a unique habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. Anagach Woods with its ancient Pine Trees, on the doorstep of the Grant Arms Hotel, is a haven for rare animals and plants. If you are interested in Bird Watching and Wildlife Breaks in Scotland, the Cairngorm National Park please contact us. If you would like to know more about the Bird Watching and Wildlife Club, please click on the “BWWC” button on top of this page.

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Our Evening Talks – for a full list (subject to change), please click here – Free and Open to all! 

 

David Duncan and his Team look forward to welcoming you to the Grant Arms Hotel. 

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  • Old fashioned Staircase

 

OFFERS

  • TWIXMAS in the Highlands

    Any 2 or 3 nights between 27th December and 30th December 2018
    For more information please click on the title or ring us on 01479 872526

  • Hogmanay in the Highlands

    30th December 2018 – 2nd January 2019
    For more information please click on the title or ring us on 01479 872526.