Weekend away in Scotland

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Weekend away in Scotland

I had always wanted to visit Grantown-on-Spey, a town I had been booking accommodation for others for over two years, and finally, without much planning, we booked a room at the Garth Hotel, for a very convenient rate.

How to get to Grantown-on-Spey

It is an easy drive up from Edinburgh through the A9.

I would recommend driving through the Cairngorms National Park otherwise, however, as it had been snowing, and we are not experienced drivers in the snow, we opted for the first option.

As you can see form the pictures below, we probably got there on the best day one can experience. There was not a cloud in the sky, the sun was strong and the sky blue, and the whole town was covered in powder 🙂 There’s nothing as relaxing and heart-warming as white snow sitting everywhere.. and no better place to be in.

After we checked in and unpacked our backpack, we set out for a walk up the hill, a very pleasant one hour walk right in the town, which took a bit longer because of the million pictures’ stops taken on the way.

In less than 20 minutes from the hotel, we were in the middle of the forest, it was absolutely stunning.

Weekend away in Scotland
Walk in Grantown-on-Spey’s forest

After the lovely stroll, we went back to the hotel to warm up and headed to the Craiglynne Hotel for a drink. The hotel is everything you expect from a Highland accommodation. Carpet, wooden tables and a fireplace, with local beers. We were as happy as we could be.

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Bar at the Craiglynne Hotel

And after that lovely time, we walked back to the Garth Hotel for some dinner. I remember now it was really cold outside, now that the sun had come down, and we thought it would have been better to eat in, as the restaurant also looked really good.

Weekend away in Scotland
Garth Hotel
Weekend away in Scotland
Snow and blue sky
Dusk on a winter day in Grantown-on-Spey
Cottage in Grantown-on-Spey
The Craiglynne Hotel

While we did not have any, Speyside is famous for its whisky’s distilleries and there is a real tourism dedicated to it. Ba loves whisky and we need to go back for sure. I also know there is a whisky trail, how coll does that sound?!

And you, have you ever been to this stunning region in the Highlands?

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