About the Area

About the Area

The Cottage Bogroy is a short walk from the centre of the village of Carrbridge, along a well-lit pavement. Carrbridge is a charming village, centred around the Old Packhorse Bridge – the oldest stone bridge in the Highlands. The village has all the essential facilities you may need, including a village shop and post office, petrol station, and several cafes, pubs and hotels which serve locally-sourced food.

Carrbridge’s most popular attraction is the Landmark Forest Adventure Park, which is fantastic fun for all ages. For more information about Carrbridge and the lively local events it hosts throughout the year, please visit the official village website at www.carrbridge.com

Carrbridge is just seven miles north of Aviemore. There you will find a supermarket, pubs and restaurants, a range of local shops, a tourist information centre, and several outdoor activity operators, including bike and ski hire.

The Cairngorms National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty containing some of the UK’s highest mountains, most stunning lochs, and activities to suit all tastes. Walks range from gentle strolls to challenging climbs. Water sports, mountain biking, horse riding, golf, and fishing are all on offer in the area. The cottage is also well situated for the ski season, being just a half-hour drive from the Cairngorm ski range and 45 minutes from the Lecht.

If you have a taste for wildlife spotting, then there are numerous birds, red squirrels and deer to be seen all around. There are also opportunities to see reindeer on Cairngorm, osprey at Loch Garten, and dolphins in the Moray Firth.

For those looking for more cultural attractions, historic sites such as Culloden Battlefield, the ruins of Elgin Cathedral, the Highland Folk Museum, and the Strathspey Steam Railway all make excellent day trips.

Just outside the park boundary, the lower Spey Valley is one of the most famous and prolific whisky-producing areas in Scotland, containing such famous distilleries as Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, and Macallan. There are over forty in total, several of which are open to the public.

A little further away are Inverness, where you will find all the amenities and attractions of a small city; Loch Ness, where you can look out for the famous monster from Urquhart Castle; and the lovely seaside town of Nairn, with its white sandy beaches.

There is so much to see and do in the area, you are sure to have an exciting and memorable trip. For more information about these and many more activities and attractions, please visit the local and national tourist boards: