Trip Report

A week in the Scottish Highlands

Lochs, mountains, whiskey tasting and castles - we spent a week exploring Cairngorms National Park and the surrounding area.

by emma and david, teamthomastravelsAbout Me:We're a husband and wife travel blogging couple from the UK. Since we met in 2015, we have travelled as much as possible. Between us we have visited around 50 countries and 6 continents - just need to make it to Australia/New Zealand to hi... read more

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Highs & Lows

Challenge yourself and bag the 2nd highest peak in the UK!

Avoid summer months, the midges are horrendous...

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    We wish we'd booked a ride on the Strathspey railway, we drove past it and it looked beautiful!

  • How was the food?

    The Little Puffin, Grantown on Spey

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Avoid the summer months, Scottish midges are legendary...!

  • Packing tips?

    Warm layers and waterproofs - Scottish weather is very changeable. And comfortable, broken in hiking boots.

  • Booking details?

    We booked Ben Mhor hotel on Booking.com

Lodging

  • Ben Mhor Hotel , a cosy guesthouse in the gateway town of the Cairngorms National Park. It has a bar with a roaring fire, free parking and a very good Thai restaurant!

  • Carlisle Travelodge on the A1, just back over the English border!