Best Holidays for kids in summer 2019

Best Holidays for kids in summer 2019 There is no better place to have your family holidays than the lovely villages in the Cairngorm National Park. About me – I  was born here  and have never had much inclination to live anywhere else.  My kids ages range from 19 to 2 years old, so I […]

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What’s on for kids at Easter?

Easter in the Cairngorms

What’s on for kids at Easter in the Cairngorms National Park? Here are a few events being held in the Cairngorms National Park, which should help you keep the kids entertained during the Easter Holidays. Fingers Crossed and Good Luck! 6th – 22nd April 2019, 10am – 6pm Easter Fun at Landmark Forest Adventure Park, […]

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4 ancient things you may not know about Aviemore

A neolithic culture that could give Orkney a run for its money Badenoch & Strathspey has quite a history.  The main settlements today are not necessarily where people lived in the past.  Aviemore  was a relatively quiet area until it became a railway junction in 1898.   It was neighbouring Rothiemurchus  that the Picts or Caledonii […]

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BBC Winter Watch 2019

As a local resident living in the Cairngorms National Park, I’ve always been quite blasé about the nature on my doorstep. I admit I take for granted the Red Squirrels scurrying about in the trees and the deer wandering through my housing estate in Aviemore. The bird song waking me up in the morning. I […]

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What is a New Year resolution?

If you are anything like the Great North Lodges team, you’ve made a New Year resolution to change an undesired trait or behaviour. Or perhaps you want to accomplish a personal goal or improve your life. We conducted a quick poll on the local high street in Aviemore and here are the top 10 common […]

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What can I buy as a gift?

We know it’s hard finding the perfect gift. We’ve made it easy with a Great North Lodges gift voucher. Treat them to lifetime memories in the Cairngorms National Park. Call or email our office for details 01479 812266 or gnl@greatnorthlodges.co.uk

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What is traditional Scottish Food?

Scottish food and meal ideas for your holiday in the Cairngorms Forget deep fried Mars bars and deep fried pizza 😁 Cullen Skink A rich and comforting Scottish fish soup made with smoked haddock, onions and potatoes. A perfect starter for a Burn’s Night Supper in January. Ingredients: 500g of smoked haddock (undyed) 1 litre of […]

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Where can I eat in Aviemore ?

Here are a few of the Great North Lodges team’s favourite places to eat –       Ian and Myra: The Old Bridge Inn  is a traditional country pub by the River Spey in Aviemore, with a fantastic locally-sourced menu and a huge local beer selection. Ian recommends, “Trade Winds” beer by the Cairngorm […]

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Favourite Bike Routes in the Cairngorms!

Where is the best bike routes in the Cairngorms?… what a choice! Biking in the Cairngorms is a must-try. From in and around Aviemore to rural routes throughout the Cairngorm National Park.    Is there routes and trails for all ages and abilities? Yes, and due to the great local service providers,no need to even […]

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Golfing in the Cairngorms!

Where can I golf when visting the Cairngorms?… what a choice! Golfing in the Cairngorms is a must-try. Having lived and golfed in the area for well over 20 years I can honestly say there are great golf experiences to be had in and around Aviemore. From award winning Championship courses to 9-hole challenging tracks. […]

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